n Journal for Contemporary History - A (new) agenda for (sustainable) peace : crafting a new role for preventive diplomacy in understanding and transforming African conflicts

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Africa's wars have posed severe challenges for conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution, let alone the arduous task of successfully achieving conflict transformation. Jackson (2006:15) rightly asserts that analytically, there is little hope of discerning how Africa's wars end if there is not an acute and comprehensive understanding of how these wars begin, which factors drive them and in many instances exacerbate these conflict situations even further.

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