n Conflict Trends - The editor's desk

Volume 1999, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


There is an old Yoruba proverb which states, 'Not even God is wise enough...' Over the past few months I have often mulled over this proverb, as ACCORD's Research Unit and Early Warning System produced early warning and situation reports of Africa's potential and actual conflicts: Algeria, Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia-Eritrea, Niger, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda... The list is seemingly endless. Those of us committed to peace on this strife-torn continent do not have enough information on the origins of a particular conflict and the multiplicity of variables fuelling such conflicts.

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