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n Conflict Trends - Editorial

Volume 2014, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

The year 2014 has been challenging for peace and security on the African continent. Asymmetric warfare and armed insurgency pervades northern Nigeria, northern Mali and the Kenya-Somalia border region. Failure to swiftly resolve South Sudan's internal armed conflict, approaching a full year in December, has sent destabilising reverberations throughout the Horn of Africa. The continued breakdown of civic, political and economic institutions in the Central African Republic and Libya heightens the potential for long-term social fragmentation in these resource-rich countries. The Ebola outbreak, which has now killed over 5 600 people and cost millions of dollars in lost gross domestic product (GDP), threatens to unravel decades of progress in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction across West Africa.

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