n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Phases of Conflict in Africa, Rose Kadende-Kaiser, Paul J. Kaiser (eds) : book review

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


Africa has been judged to be more afflicted by serious armed conflicts than any other region on the planet. It is however important to put the causes of these conflicts into proper perspective, rather than simply concluding that they are tribal or ethnic. In most cases, the underlying causes are closely interwoven in both national and international arenas. The international factors include the consequences of the Cold War and its aftermath, as well as the globalisation and liberalisation of the world economy - which have generated a sense of political and economic insecurity in Africa.

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