Africa publications, Feb 2011

8 03 2011

A list of recent reports on Africa that were highlighted in the February issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.  

Burundi: From Electoral Boycott to Political Impasse
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/central-africa/burundi/169-burundi-from-electoral-boycott-to-political-impasse.aspx
Burundi risks reversing the decade of progress it has enjoyed since its civil war ended unless the government resumes political dialogue with the opposition.  Source: International Crisis Group.

 Militias, Rebels and Islamist Militants: Human Insecurity and State Crises in Africa
http://www.issafrica.org/pgcontent.php?UID=30496
Explores how armed non-state groups have emerged as key players in African politics and armed conflicts since the 1990s. Source: Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Somalia: The Transitional Government on Life Support
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/horn-of-africa/somalia/170-somalia-the-transitional-government-on-life-support.aspx
If Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) – incompetent, corrupt and hobbled by weak leadership – does not reform within six months, the international community should withdraw support and concentrate on more effective local administrations. Source: International Crisis Group 

 Understanding Africa’s Contemporary Conflicts: Origins, Challenges and Peacebuilding Source
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900SID/ASAZ-8B4JCA?OpenDocument
This monograph is a collection of papers that were presented at the African Human Security Initiative conference that was held in Addis Ababa in February 2008. Source: Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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