Since the Luena Accords in April 2002 that peace in Angola is being consolidated. However, Angolan citizens are still affected by the consequences of war. Citizens still experience to feel resentment and mistrust in their daily lives.
In order to face the present and the future in a more peaceful way Angolans need to believe in formal justice and be engaged in the national reconciliation process. However, general poverty, insecurity, institutional fraud and large scale corruption need to be tackled in order to reinforce citizens confidence. Strategies towards peace consolidation must be developed at community level and it must be inclusive and participatory. Otherwise historical tensions and social fragilities might undermine the peacebuilding project.
Angolan civil society organizations are gradually organizing themselves and are engaging in the guiding principles of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). Key civil society actors are attempting to be more coordinated and they reinforce transversal links between local, national, regional and even global levels.
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