n Africa Conflict Monitor - Surveying the month's significant developments : Africa wide - continental overview

Volume 2016, Issue 05
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Terrorists and their offspring, such as the pirates of the Gulf of Guinea, continued their agenda of death and mayhem throughout the Sahel, North, East and West Africa. Central Africa's political turmoil expanded as the nefarious actions of unaccountable leaders raised tensions and the numbers of conflict migrants. Corruption sparked protests throughout the continent and tarnished the reputation of stalwarts from South Africa's liberation movement. The period shone with Africans' hope for less conflicted lives, as demonstrations throughout the continent protested not just against corruption but also the political overreach of national leaderships. Africans' view of basic freedoms is evolving into awareness that these are rights to which they are entitled.

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