Journal History

The Peace and Conflict Studies Programme of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan Nigeria, which houses this new journal, was founded in 2000 at the tail end of an academic link between the University of Ibadan and INCORE. University of Ulster in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The link ran from 1996 to 2001. Since then, we have been under pressure from both within and outside Nigeria to start an academic journal that would capture the entire gamut of our teaching and research interests. The delay in responding to this yearning of colleagues and students was due to the competing demands of nurturing the Peace Studies Programme to maturity.