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Title:West African Research Association Peace Initiative Conferences in Sierra Leone (2010) and Cape Verde (2011)
Editor:Howard, Steve
Year:2012
Periodical:African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ISSN 2156-7263)
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:105
Language:English
Geographic terms:West Africa
Cameroon
Kenya
Zambia
Subjects:conflict resolution
truth and reconciliation commissions
religion
traditional festivals
Duala
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.2.issue-2
Abstract:The articles in this special issue of 'African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review' were selected from those presented at two conferences, one in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2010), the other in Praia, Cape Verde (2010). Both conferences focused on peacemaking in West Africa. In the first article, Glenn Adams and Tuge Kurtis look at how African societies have used Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) to address recent historical injustices and how these commissions often reconstruct reality through prisms of Christian thought. Rachel Beatty Riedl discusses religious mobilization in the political arena, notably in Kenya, Senegal and Zambia. Akachi Odoemene deals with the role of the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) in grassroots peacemaking in Nigeria. Flavius M. Mokake examines the relationship between social peace and a spiritually inspired annual event, the Ngondo festival of the Duala, in Cameroon. Finally, the issue contains the addresses of Pedro Verona Pires and Jorge Carlos Fonseca, a president and former president of the Republic of Cape Verde, to the Third West African Peace Initiative Conference. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract].
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