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From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa's Evolving Security Challenges

Mwesiga Baregu and Christopher Landsberg, editors
From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa's Evolving Security Challenges
ISBN: 978-1-58826-102-1
ISBN: 978-1-58826-127-4
2003/403 pages/LC: 2002075157
A project of the International Peace Institute
"[The authors] convey a sense of realism and explain the complexity and difficulties inherent in the pursuit of regional security."—Choice


From the ongoing war in Angola, to sporadic instability in Zimbabwe and Lesotho, to the conflict in Congo, to issues of land reform and the ravages of AIDS, southern Africa faces varied and complex threats to its peace and security. The authors of From Cape to Congo assess the region's major security challenges, as well as the roles of local, regional, and external actors in managing them. Their theoretically informed—but practical—approach encompasses the political, economic, and military arenas.


Mwesiga Baregu is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and also former head of the Peace and Security Research Programme at SAPES Trust in Zimbabwe. Christopher Landsberg is director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg.


  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • Economic and Military Security—M. Baregu.
  • Redefining Security—A. Zacarias.
  • The Quest for Good Governance—T.C. Nkiwane.
  • The Politics of Land Reform in Zimbabwe—S. Moyo and P. Matondi.
  • Land Reform: The South African Case—R. Hall and G. Williams.
  • AIDS as a New Security Threat—J. Ala.
  • Civil Society in Southern Africa—P. Molutsi.
  • South Africa and Nigeria as Regional Hegemons—A. Adebajo and C. Landsberg.
  • From the OAU to the African Union—M. Mwanasali.
  • The Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the East African Community—M.K. Juma.
  • The United Nations—I.A. Gambari.
  • The United States—J.E. Frazer.
  • The European Union—T. Bertelsmann-Scott.
  • The Commonwealth—K. Whiteman.
  • CONCLUSION. Southern Africa's Security Architecture: Challenges and Prospects—the Editors.