n Conflict Trends - Putting people first : African priorities for the UN millennium assembly, edited by P. Mathoma, G. Mills and J. Stremlau : book review

Volume 2000, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The twenty-first century, Africa's 53 countries stood out as the stage of unending conflict, where death and poverty became the order of the day. Visuals of malnourished Angolan children show the result of an ugly civil war; thousands of human skeletons exhumed after the Rwanda genocide, which was all due to the politics of identity; and civilians with amputated limps in Sierra Leone - all these images and many more will forever serve as a reminder that the twenty-first century was not kind to Africa.

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