n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Letter from the Founding Editor

Volume 2014, Issue 01
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Renewed fighting in South Sudan that quickly destabilised the world's youngest country at the end of 2013, creating an immediate humanitarian crisis and inciting the attention and concern of the world, was a reminder that Africa is a continent influenced as much by conflict as by economic and social developments. Competing interests turn to conflict as a means to achieving goals. Adventurers take advantage of weak governance and security systems to grab land and resources at gunpoint. Conflict and all its varieties are the focus of Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor (ACMM), and the specialty of ACMM analysts. In these pages, the ACMM team dissects recent events to find the heart of true understanding.

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