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FY 2006/2007 Research Topic: 4-15
Post-Conflict Challenges in Africa


There were many serious conflicts in Africa in the 1990s, but they have tended to cease or attenuate recently, thanks to active concern and intervention by the international community. Nevertheless, the actual situation in many African countries remains fragile, and the countries face a multitude of problems for the reconstruction of stable societies. This research project focuses on recent experiences of post-conflict African countries, with the goal of shedding light on actual interactions among African governments, African societies, and the international community, and to clarify problems that are now surfacing in African as well as in the global context. To encourage fruitful inter-disciplinary discussion, the members of this project include not only specialists of African affairs but also specialists of international relations, peace-building, and international law. Case studies of post-conflict African countries such as Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique will be examined. Moreover, interventions by the international community in the field of justice, an outstanding phenomena in some recent post-conflict experiences, will also be a focal issue of the research.


April 2006 - March 2008


Members of the Research Project

SATO Akira
OCHIAI Takehiko (Professor, Ryukoku University)
SHINODA Hideaki (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University)
FUNADA=CLASSEN Sayaka (Senior Lecturer, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
MINE Yoichi (Associate Professor, Osaka University)
MOCHIZUKI Yasue (Associate Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)
YAMANE Tatsuo (Research Fellow, Hiroshima University)