n Journal for Contemporary History - Warfare in African history, Richard J. Reid : book review
|Article Title||Warfare in African history, Richard J. Reid : book review|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Jun 2013|
|Pages||318 - 319|
According to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies' authoritative publication, The military balance (London, 2012), most post-Cold War conflicts have taken place in Africa, with more people consequently dying in conflicts in Africa than anywhere else in the world; for example in Burundi (215 000; 1993-2006), Sudan (more than 2 million since 1982), Somalia (362 000; 1991), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3 685 000; 1996), Ethiopia and Eritrea (50 000; 1998-2000) and in Libya (30 000; 2011). For many people in Africa, war is indeed not abstract: it is something very palpable in the here and now, constantly evolving, part and parcel of daily existence, reaching some way into the past, and - it would seem - for some distance into the future.
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