The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is presently soliciting contributions for the first 2017 Issue of Conflict Trends (2018, Issue 1). As this will be a General Issue we welcome submissions on any topic related to conflict, conflict resolution, peace, development, security, human rights, peacebuilding, etc. Submissions can review/address/comment/analyse/compare/describe conflict, resolution, peace, security, development and related themes in specific contexts and cases in Africa or more broadly, and/or by specific topics/areas of interest. In addition we also welcome book reviews (on related topics/themes) for the Issue. Articles must be 2 500-3 000 words in length; book reviews must be 1200 words. The deadline for submission of fully completed articles and book reviews for Conflict Trends (2018) Issue 1 is 22 January 2018.