Unpacking the Mystery of Mediation in African Peace Processes

TitleUnpacking the Mystery of Mediation in African Peace Processes
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitlePublication of the Swiss Mediation Support Project (MSP)
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsÅberg, A, Laederach, S, Lanz, D, Litscher, J, Mason, SJA, Sguaitamatti, D
Number of Pages94 pp.
PublisherMediation Support Project (MSP), Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the ETH Zurich, swisspeace
Accession Number1165

"Unpacking the Mystery of Mediation in African Peace Processes" is a collection of 11 cases of mediation processes in Africa with diverse conflicts, parties and mediators. Among others, the following cases are being presented: Kofi Annan's mediation endeavours to resolve the recent crisis in Kenya (2008); the peace talks in Juba between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (2008); the negotiations of Ouagadougou, from which an agreement between the main warring parties in Ivory Coast resulted (2007); and the long process which led towards the comprehensive peace agreement between northern and southern Sudan (2005).

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