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Number 2, 2004 African perspectives

2004 02In 2004 an American journalist reported in a euphoric article: “Peace has broken out in Africa”. This was both true and false. As so many times before in the past couple of decades the news of the day were mixed. In preparing this issue of New Routes we had a number of positive developments in mind. There were, however, also sad stories to tell. Fighting in Bukavu, where LPI has its DRC office, escalated during this period. Fully aware of the many difficulties lined up in Hans Romkema’s article about the difficult transition in the Kivus, we still hope and pray that no more blood is shed.
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The following articles are available in this issue:
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Transition to Peace in the Kivus By Hans Romkema
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HIV/AIDS and war: Africa’s deadly duo By International Crisis Group
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Interfaith action for peace in Africa By Tarekegn Adebo
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Sudan’s wars: Genocide or global indifference By Basil B.S. Nyama
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Burundi: Modernisation du Bashingantahe By Philippe Ntahombaye, Hermenegilde Rwantabagu
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Global partnership in conflict prevention By Tore Samuelsson
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Working with business to prevent conflict By Jessica Banfield
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