ACAS Bulletin

Perspectives on Intervention and Conflict Resolution in Africa
(No. 48/49)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Daniel Volman, William Minter, Alex de Waal, Anna Simons, Joost R. Hiltermann, Stephen R. Weismann, Herb Howe, Adekeye Adebajo
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Fall 1997
43 pages
Contents: Introduction • "Intervention:" The Folly of Formulas • African Encounters • Hardly Innocent: Armed Humanitarian Invention in Somalia • Post-Mortem on the International Commission of Inquiry (Rwanda) • Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Burundi • Executive Outcomes and African Stability • An African High Command • ACAS Events and Panels at the 1997 ASA Meeting • ACAS Membership Form • The newsletter discusses the Africa Research Project, Zaire, the Cold War, Kwame Nkrumah, the African Studies Association (ASA), the CIA, Cuban troops, the Soviet bloc, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), UNITA, the liberation struggles against colonial and white-minority regimes, Idi Amin, the Great Lakes, the forces of the former Rwandan regime (genocidaires), the Mobutu regime, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), BandAid, food, famine-stricken peasantry, Mengistu Haile Mariam, rebel-held areas, relief workers, Operation Lifeline Sudan, sovereignty, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the World Food Program, U.S. AID, Mogadishu, emergency medical supplies, child nutrition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Save the Children Fund, relief agencies, the Somali Red Crescent Society, CARE, the World Food Program (WFP), Philip Johnston, Operation Restore Hope, violence, humanitarian principles, Charity Commissioners, Oxfam, the Genocide Convention, crimes against humanity, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), UN military intervention, the French army, U.S. Marines, the Rwanda army, the Human Rights Watch Arms Project, the Security Council, Operation Turquoise, a comprehensive landmine ban treaty, the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons, Hutu, Tutsi, killings, Mobutu, the Interahamwe militia, Thoneste Bagosora, Ters Ehlers, arms, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Convention on Genocide, the European Union, the World Bank, assassination, Melchior Ndadaye, CNDD (National Council for the Defense of Democracy), Pierre Buyoya, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, National Security Adviser Anthony Lake, peacekeeping, the Carter Center, former Tanzanian President “Mwalimu” (Swahili for teacher) Nyerere, President Yoweri Museveni, the Community of Sant’ Egidio, economic sanctions, Benjamin Mkapa, the State Department, former Congressman Howard Wolpe, the Africa Crisis Response Force (ACRF), Western mining interests, ex-South African Defence Force (SADF) assault troops, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), the "Recces" (South Africa's Reconnaissance Commando), 32 Battalion, Parachute Brigade ("Parabats"), "Koevoet" ("Crowbar") the British-based Branch Mining, Heritage Oil, Jonas Savimbi, the Lusaka Protocol, White-led mercenary groups, the Western European Union (WEU), ECOMOG, Salim Ahmed Salim, the U.S. Congress, African Conflict Resolution, Ali Mazrui, Pax Africana, NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), Charles Taylor), health, democratic elections, Carol Thompson, Jennifer Davis, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Interhemispheric Resource Center, Marcia Wright, Meredeth Turshen, Violet Cherry, Bud Day, Julie Cliff, Karim Hirji, Ann Seidman, Theodosio Uate, Hamudi Majomba, Robert B. Seidman, John Ohiorhenuan, Michael West, Niranjan Karnik, Asma Abdel Halim, Jack Geiger, and Robert Marlin.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections