n Conflict Trends - Armed militias and second tier conflicts : an impediment to the Sudan Peace Process? - : commentary

Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The signing of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediated Sudan Peace Agreement in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 January 2005, ought to reignite discourse on the relevance of regional approach to conflict management in Africa1. This, however, is not the focus of this article. It focuses on the challenges that armed militia groups and second tier conflicts present to the post-conflict peace building process. Since 9 January when the agreement was signed, the country in general and the southern part in particular, has experienced some form of peace euphoria.

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