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
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
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
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
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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