This paper describes a case study of the peace-building activities of CIDJAP (a non- governmental organization) in Enugu State of Nigeria between 1991 and 2003. The study was conducted with the aim of finding out the extent to which the organization confronted the structural violence that was endemic in the state during this period.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has been evaluated from a number of perspectives, for instance, by historians, social scientists, agronomists and political analysts. The present study provides a theological reflection on the contentious issue of land reform in Zimbabwe.
The debate on HIV and AIDS has attracted necessary attention in all facets of Zimbabwean life. Today, the assumption is that all people, men and women, understand the urgent need to openly discuss and negotiate the need for safe sex, whichever way necessary, for the preservation of life and the integrity of families.
Free and fair elections have been a central force for democratic sustenance and consolidation all over of the world. However, the paradox of Nigeria’s 2011 election – adjudged free, fair and credible by many throughout the world – is that it may have spawned a very dangerous web of insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria and left hundreds of southerners’ lives and properties destroyed.
In our inaugural and several other issues of Africana, we have emphasized the importance of including Africa-based scholarship in the global debates of the social sciences.