n Conflict Trends - Protecting the vulnerable : the case of displaced women in Africa - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The conflict landscape in Africa today shows marked improvement when compared to that of six years ago when eleven major armed conflicts1 were reported. Sierra Leone is now in the post-conflict rebuilding phase and the main actors responsible for human rights violations have been indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In Liberia, 57 0002 refugees have returned and, along with many internally displaced persons, continue to make the journey home in time for elections in October. In Burundi, Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army declared an end to hostilities and elections were successfully conducted in July.

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