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the period immediately after the end of the civil conflict that followed the closely contested presidential and parliamentary elections of December 2007. Using a framework derived from political psychology and political communication can assist in identifying the process of reconciliation

In: African and Asian Studies

reconciliation. However, the government opted to suppress all critics in the name of national security. Habtesellasie (2011: 183) describes these incidents as the turning point in post-independence Eritrean history in that it put Eritrea at crossroads towards democracy and authoritarianism. The incidents of 2000

In: African and Asian Studies

, Pillay and Turshen 2002 ), advocated solutions have centered around increasing their presence in peace building and reconciliation efforts as well as access to political positions. This has led to international declarations and interventions urging that priority be placed on ensuring that women play a

In: African and Asian Studies

e ff orts have been made in the re-establishment of old state institutions and in the creation of new ones. However, much work needs to be done in the re-establishment of the judiciary. As for new state institutions, three major ones have been established to deal with reconciliation, corruption and

In: African and Asian Studies

have a deeper understanding of violence, the conditions under which it occurs and the war-time experiences of participants and observers. If however, our concern is also with the question of recovery, healing, social justice and perhaps, even optimistically, reconciliation and a lasting peace, then we

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Refugees and idp s in Sierra Leone: Marginalized in Flight and Exodus Few people suffered more in Sierra Leone’s long war than women and girls. According to the report of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission ( trc ), 21 “women and girls became particular targets of malice and violence

In: African and Asian Studies

specialist reader. Next to the regional essays, the four issues this portion covered were: the role of truth and reconciliation commissions as a tool of transitional justice in Africa; the need to promote a pan-East African citizenship and identity, building on existing shared interests among the Utake

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Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation” (CDVR) aimed at bringing peace and rebuilding the country’s social fabric. A fijirst cause of concern is that on 13 Sep- tember 2011, Alassane Ouattara announced that former president Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone – both of them currently under house arrest in

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. These institutions should have as goals the pursuit of peace and establishment of individual and collective security because without them, a truthful reconciliation would not be possible. The next questions would be: What kind of peace and security would lead to a smoother and sustainable collective

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land question as part of nation-building and reconciliation, and thus embarked on an extensive land reform program that includes land tenure reform, land redistribution and land restitution. Land restitution, the focus of this paper, is primarily about rectifying the injustices of the past by giving

In: African and Asian Studies