n Conflict Trends - Editorial

Volume 2011, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Whilst the African continent is significantly afflicted and affected by armed and violent conflict, it has also provided a series of innovative responses to resolve such conflicts. Peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives have evolved, transformed and adapted to new realities, with the aim of providing more effective and sustainable responses to armed conflicts and the processes that follow the aftermath of these conflicts. This evolution is visible in various forms. On the one hand, peacekeepers have been providing a wider range of responses, moving away from the simple monitoring of peace agreements only to providing stronger support for longer-term peacebuilding priorities - including electoral assistance, institutional support to governments, confidence-building, security sector reform, and so on.

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