Peace has remained elusive in Africa. The continent continues to be riddled with insecurity and conflicts that are tearing it apart and stalling its development prospects. Beyond the legacies of colonialism, case studies in this volume highlight different causes and dimensions of insecurity, conflict, conflict management mechanisms and peacebuilding efforts in Africa. Clashes over identity differences and weak governance structures remain sources of the concern. To solve the conflicts, communities have often resorted to the traditional African ways and the modern system based on western rules. Various ways of effecting peace-making and peace building and the weaknesses of the current peacekeeping methods are explored.
Busani Mpofu is a senior researcher at AMRI, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, and a Research Associate in the Human Economy program, University of Pretoria. His main research interests are in African economic history, with a focus on Third world urbanization, urban poverty, inclusive development, development discourse and theory, and Land reform and agrarian histories in Africa.
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is a Professor and Acting Executive Director of Change Management Unit (CMU), University of South Africa. He is the founder and coordinator of the Africa Decolonial Research Network (ADERN) based in the College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa. He is a decolonial theorist who has published extensively in African history, African politics, and development.