Peace Agreements and Durable Peace in Africa

Edited by: Grace Maina, Erik Melander

Peace agreements have become necessary and legitimate tools for resolving conflicts and bringing about durable peace. This book carefully analyzes African experiences with peace processes in order to identify how these can be enhanced to ensure positive and sustainable peace in strife-ridden areas. Case studies from eight African countries provide a unique opportunity to understand the factors that promote or undermine the success of peace agreements. The agreements studied include those of Angola, Burundi, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda. The selection is based on the fact that they were finalized prior to 2005 and therefore allow for a richer analysis of their successes and shortfalls. The book will inform better practice in articulating and implementing peace agreements in Africa. [Subject: African Studies, Peace Studies, International Relations, Politics]

Publication Date: 3/7/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869143060