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Volume 22 Number 3
1 September 2013

Issue 22:3 of the African Security Review examines a diversity of issues affecting the state of human security across the length and breadth of Africa.

The emerging security concern over the increasing incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and how these acts of piracy threaten the potential of this area for enhancing socio-economic development and maintaining human security in the region is analysed in two separate articles by Kamal-Deen Ali and Martin Tsamenyi, and Nikolaos Biziouras.

Behsat Ekici presents his research findings on the incursion of the West African drug networks (WADN) into the Turkish drug market, investigating the dimensions of the problem, profiling the WADN members and their modes of operation, and looking at the factors that compelled them to exploit the illicit Turkish drug markets.

Cyprian Muchemwa,Emmaculate Ngwerume and Mediel Hove turn our attention to issues of transitional justice with their insights into the processes of national healing and reconciliation in post-colonial Zimbabwe. A hard-hitting commentary by Nir Kalron likens the campaign to conserve Africa’s wildlife with guerrilla warfare and demands that governments approach this problem as though fighting a guerrilla war.

The issue concludes with a Book Symposium on Laurie Nathan’s recent book Community of Insecurity: SADC’s struggle for Peace and Security in Southern Africa, with commentaries by Elling N. Tjønneland and Gwinyayi Dzinesa.

Romi Sigsworth (Editor)

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