Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Mission

Mission The activities and publications of IFAA contribute immensely to the search for solutions to Africa’s problems Salim A.Salim, Secretary General,OAU The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) is a network institute for policy research on alternative development strategies for the continent, with links to NGOs in the North and South and grassroots organisations in Africa. […]

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Organisations

Africa Center for  Peace  and  Democracy Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies African Centre for the Constructive Resolution  of Disputes (ACCORD) African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), BUBL LINK: Peace and conflict Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Centre […]

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Horn of Africa Related Links

A.H.C.S L’Agenzia Habeshia Somali Web Portal Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa The Horn of Africa Research and Knowledge Exchange Platform: Humanitarian news and analysis:Early Warning IHASA Conference Institute for Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs IHASA International Commission on Eritrean Refugees Making Sense of Sudan. Solutions to peace in the Horn! The […]

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Video clips

Sudan Sudanese jets attack oil pipeline China pursue oil interests despite Sudan-S Sudan conflict Inside Sudan – Southern Kordofan: Unfinished Business On the frontline with South Sudan’s army Sudanese forces ‘liberate Heglig town’ South Sudan mired in tribal conflict Sudan declares war on South Sudan: Will this draw in East Africa, and China? Sudan: UN […]

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Ecology, Politics and Violent Conflict

Ecology, Politics and Violent Conflict by Dr Mohamed Suliman It was the year 1998. The famine in southern Sudan was threatening the lives of more than half a million people, especially in Bahr El Ghazal Province. The famine provoked a serious debate about its causes. Most commentators in the United Kingdom accused the war of […]

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War in Darfur

WARFARE IN DARFUR The Desert versus the Oasis Syndrome By Dr Mohamed Suliman, 1993 (this is a historical background paper on the war in Darfur published by the author in 1994 and can be found in full in the book ‘Environmental Degradation as a Cause War’ Ruegger Verlag, 1996) 1. The Environment: A new dimension […]

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CIVIL WAR IN SUDAN: The Impact of Ecological Degradation December 1992 Centre for Security Studies and Conflict Research Swiss Peace Foundation

CIVIL WAR IN SUDAN: The Impact of Ecological Degradation December 1992   Background Since the firing of the first bullet in 1983, the re-appearance of war between Northern and Southern Sudan has generally been interpreted as a typical ethno-religious conflict deriving from differences between Muslims and Christians, or Arabs and Africans. While this categorisation had […]

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The Borana and Fur Conflicts: Similar Features, Different Outcomes

The Borana and Fur Conflicts: Similar Features, Different Outcomes   The relatively tranquil settings of the Jebel Mara massive in northern Darfur in western Sudan and the Boran area in southern Ethiopia were profoundly disrupted during the 1980s by prolonged drought, which had persisted with minor interruptions, since 1967. In the past, when faced with […]

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The Inversion of ETHNICITY FROM PERCEPTION TO CAUSE OF VIOLENT CONFLICTS: THE CASE OF THE FUR AND NUBA CONFLICTS IN WESTERN SUDAN

The Inversion  of  ETHNICITY FROM PERCEPTION TO CAUSE OF VIOLENT CONFLICTS: THE CASE OF THE FUR AND NUBA CONFLICTS IN WESTERN SUDAN Bern July 8-11 1997 By Dr Mohamed Suliman Institute For African Alternatives (IFAA) London – UK   Most violent conflicts are over material resources, whether these resources are actual or perceived. With the […]

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