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Post-Gaddafi Libya – a liberal peace project

TransConflict, September 2011

Can Sudan Split Peacefully?
The Thinker, January 2011

Elections in Sudan: Chaos Before Stability
Pambazuka, February 2010

The Darfur Conflict from the Perspective of the Rebel Justice and Equality Movement
MPhil Treatise, NMMU, January 2009

Darfur and Sudan: A Revolution in the Making
Pambazuka, October 2008

Is Someone Playing with the Darfur Death Toll?
Pambazuka, May 2008

Negotiating Peace in Darfur: Failures and Prospects

Is Peace in Sudan Possible?

UN: Saving the World from the Scourge of War

African Stagnation and Underdevelopment

Leaving Rwandans to Die

Savo Heleta was born in 1979. He lived in Gorazde, a city in eastern Bosnia, with his father Slavko, mother Gordana, and two years younger sister Sanja. His father was a journalist and later a businessman, while his mother worked as an administrator in one of the city’s companies.

When the war began in Gorazde in May 1992, Savo’s family remained in their home. In the next two years, they lived through the horrors of war, terror, and hunger. They were lucky to survive and escape from the city in April 1994 swimming in the freezing cold river Drina.

After finishing high school, Savo worked for PeaceTrails Youth Leadership Program designed to help young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina to become leaders in their communities. In 2002, he received a scholarship from The Whalen Family Foundation to study in the United States. At that time, Savo hardly spoke any English.

Savo began writing Not My Turn to Die in July 2005, inspired by his American friends with whom he spent a semester in South Africa.

In 2006, Savo graduated from Saint John’s University, Minnesota, USA, majoring in history and business management.

Savo currently lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In 2009, he received a Masters Degree in Conflict Transformation and Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), with the focus on conflicts within states, deep-rooted conflicts, conflicts over basic human needs, and negotiations that can bring lasting peace.

In April 2013, Savo completed a DPhil in Development Studies at NMMU, with the focus on post-war reconstruction and development. He works as a Manager of Internationalization at Home and Research at the NMMU’s Office for International Education.

Click here for Savo’s CV (PDF)