Alfred Nhema

Dr. Alfred G. Nhema is the executive secretary of OSSREA, the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, Addis Ababa. He is the author of Democracy in Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Liberalization. He is also editor of The Quest for Peace in Africa: Transformations, Democracy and Public Policy (2004) ; and co-editor of Managing and Resolving African Conflicts: The Causes and Costs of Conflicts. Vol. 1, with Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, (2007) and Managing and Resolving African Conflicts: Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Reconstruction. Vol. 2, with Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, (2007)

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The Resolution of African Conflicts · The Management of Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Edited by Alfred Nhema and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

“These two volumes clearly demonstrate the efforts by a wide range of African scholars to explain the roots, routes, regimes and resolution of African conflicts and how to re-build post-conflict societies. They offer sober and serious analyses, eschewing the sensationalism of the western media and the sophistry of some of the scholars in the global North for whom African conflicts are at worst a distraction and at best a confirmation of their pet racist and petty universalist theories.”

“(The Resolution of African Conflicts’s) contribution to the current debate on conflict in Africa cannot be overemphasized. It is a must-read for all professors and graduate students of African conflicts, researchers, policymakers, statesman, elites, and all those interested in peace on the continent.”

The Historian




The Roots of African Conflicts · The Causes and Costs
Edited by Alfred Nhema and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

“Africa is no more prone to violent conflicts than other regions. Indeed, Africa’s share of the more than 180 million people who died from conflicts and atrocities in the twentieth century is relatively modest.… This is not to underestimate the immense impact of violent conflicts on Africa; it is merely to emphasize the need for more balanced debate and commentary.”

“One of the major achievements of the book is pointing without complacency to the African causes of the conflicts, while not precluding the colonial legacy as ‘the most powerful precipitant’ of wars in Africa.”

The International Journal of African Historical Studies