n Conflict Trends - From peacekeeping to peace building : post-conflict reconstruction in Africa - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Can Africa claim the twenty-first century? Finding African solutions to African problems is what has marked Africa's claim to the 21st century. One of the greatest achievements in Africa at the dawn of the new millennium was the adoption of the Constitutive Act establishing the African Union (AU). Of great significance is that the Constitutive Act underlines the links between peace, security and development. It stresses in its preamble that the scourge of conflicts in Africa forms a major impediment to the socio-economic progress of the continent and hence the need to promote peace, security and stability.

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