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Where Law Meets Reality
Forging African Transitional Justice
Considering the core debates about how to develop a transitional justice agenda that best responds to the African context, this book addresses the tension between justice, peace and reconciliation.

Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria

The most important part of addressing the challenge to break the hold of human rights violations on any society, is to understand the dynamics at work. This book brings together some of the people who are best placed to guide us in this process in Africa, and to present us with a guide to action.

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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya
Horace Campbell
In this elegantly written and incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO's intervention in Libya.

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To Cook a Continent
Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa
Nnimmo Bassey
Exploiting Africa's resources has delivered huge profits to the North and huge damage to Africa's environment and economies. Overcoming the crises of environment and climate change means also confronting corporate profiteering and resource extraction.

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African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.

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Experiments with Peace:
Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung's 80th Birthday
Desmond Tutu introduces 34 wide-ranging essays including: resistance to taxation for the military, global terrorism, nonviolent revolutions, sport in conflict transformation, Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, moving from violent to peace-oriented masculinities…

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Women and Security Governance in Africa
Debates about security governance in Africa and about the place of women within it have moved in parallel despite their interconnection. The authors align them, locating African-specific and feminist analysis within the security discourse.

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Understanding the Somalia Conflagration
Identity, Political Islam and Peacebuilding
Afyare Abdi Elmi
Devastated by a US-backed Ethiopian invasion and years of civil war, Somalia has long been without a central government. Against this background of violence and instability, Somali-born Afyare Abdi Elmi attempts to find a peace-building consensus.

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SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa
SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa brings together the experiences of activists using mobile phone technology on the African continent as well as providing understanding of the socio-economic, political and media contexts which activists face.

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The Burden of Peace
Women Speak in the Aftermath of Kenya's Post-Election Crisis
Peace has returned to Kenya after the violence that erupted in the wake of the disputed elections in 2007. Yet for many of the country's women – killed or widowed, maimed and gang-raped, displaced and dispossessed – this is not their peace.

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Role of the media in the Rwandan genocide
The 1994 genocide in Rwanda provides a telling case study of two quite separate roles for media in a conflict situation. Among the most appalling catastrophes of the 20th century, the media played a significant part in the course of events.

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