Unpacking the Mystery of Mediation in African Peace Processes
Autor(en): Annika Åberg, Sabina Laederach, David Lanz, Jonathan Litscher, Simon Mason, Damiano Sguaitamatti
Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; swisspeace
Mediation is a mystery. Some peace processes are successful, some are dismal failures, and most are a bit of both. The transition of a society from war to peace is extremely complex and difficult. The aim of this study is to partially unpack the mystery of mediation, in order to learn about the use of mediation in African peace processes during the last decade. The study analyzes 11 cases of mediation work in diverse conflict situations, with various parties and mediators, offering insights into the nuts and bolts of mediation in African peace processes.