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War and peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Weiss, Herbert F. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2000
A report on the last years' events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the first African continental war. The study also contains a historical background to the recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Western Sahara conflict : the role of natural resources in decolonization
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Olsson, Claes and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2006
This book gives a comprehensive background to the long running conflict on the status of Western Sahara and particularly highlights the question of the territory's natural resources, such as fish, oil and phosphates. The book analyses why this territory, mainly covered by desert and only sparsely populated has since 1976 when the former colonial power Spain left the territory, engaged governments and people, both regionally and internationally, and the implications of its natural resources. The book includes: - a summary of the Western Saharan conflict, by&#...
Small states in an unstable region : Rwanda and Burundi, 1999-2000
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Reyntjens, Filip and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2000
"Small States in an Unstable Region - Rwanda and Burundi 1999-2000" is the second overview by Filip Reyntjens on present development sin Rwanda and Burundi. The first one "Talking or Fighting?" (published 1999) covered the period 1998-1999. In the new publication questions such as governance and institutions, human rights, justice, civil wars, opposition and political dialogue in Rwanda and Burundi are investigated as well as how the regional situation, resulting from the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has a serious destabili...
AU, NEPAD and the APRM : democratisation efforts explored
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Fombad, Charles Manga; Kebonang, Zein; Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2006
The African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa s Development (NEPAD) represent an unprecedented collective political effort by African governments at the beginning of the 21st century to address issues of democracy and good governance on a continental scale within an emerging framework of institutions and instruments designed to assist in this effort. The visible commitments to jointly tackle political and socioeconomic challenges in order to overcome the structural legacies that hamper national and social development are reflected in the adoption of a...
The quest for sustainable development and peace : the 2007 Sierra Leone elections
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Zack-Williams, Alfred; Cheru, Fantu and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Post-conflict African states such as Sierra Leone, face critical challenges as they embark on the complex tasks of reconciliation, peace and the rebuilding of war-torn societies. Conflict transformation ultimately depends on the democratisation of society, in ways that promote equitable inclusiveness in the political process, social justice and the promotion of citizenship rights. This collection of three essays explores the significance of Sierra Leone's 2007 elections in the light of the quest of the people for a democracy that is responsive to social demands, ...
Re-thinking Africa : A Contribution to the Swedish Government White Paper on Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Arnfred, Signe; Utas, Mats; Cheru, Fantu; Hammar, Amanda; Havnevik, Kjell; Kamete, Amin Y.; Lindell, Ilda; Myhre, Knut Christian; Ngangjoh Hodu, Yenkong; Obi, Cyril I.; Oinas, Elina; Palmberg, Mai; Thorsen, Dorte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Edited by Signe Arnfred and Mats Utas.
Media, public discourse and political contestation in Zimbabwe
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2004
The current situation in Zimbabwe under the ZANU-PF government shows increasing signs of abuse of power by those in political control. They also direct their desire to suppress criticism towards the media. Press organs in private ownership have been closed down and journalists have been physically harassed, arrested and expelled. Laws are abused to regulate and manipulate public opinion by a policy of banning. Worldwide condemnation of the growing restrictions upon the freedom of expression goes hand in hand with the protests inside the country against the&...
The succession of Faure Gnassingbe to the Togolese presidency : an international law perspective
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Ebeku, Kaniye S. A. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2005
The African renaissance - the renewal of the continent - effectively started in the last decade of the second millennium. A critical element is the increasing and widespread democratic awakening in all parts of Africa since the early 1990s as evidenced by the number of multi-party elections. Demonstrating their commitment to democracy, African leaders, under the auspices of regional organizations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU), have increasingly made a number of treaties, declarations and other political comm...