n African Security Review - The root causes of Sudan's civil wars, Douglas H. Johnson : book review

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... beyond, or behind, the current conflict to find the key to solving Sudan's evolving wars. Johnson refers to the "international amnesia" which afflicts diplomats, journalists and human rights workers who are involved in the conflict with only a vague apprehension of its source. The reason so many are ignorant, or confused about them is because there is, as yet, very little consensus on what the root causes are. The main part of the book is prefaced with some very useful comments about 'tribes'; religions; and cultures, which, if misunder-stood, only serve to complicate the matter fur-ther. One example, as Johnson explains, is that the Dinka are a people (not a tribe), who are organised into ..

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