oa African Review - Socio-economic insecurity and ethnic politics in Africa

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



The stimulus for this paper is the apparent increase in inter-ethnic hostility in African politics during the past few years.l For example, between 1967 and 1970 Nigeria was consumed by a destructive civil war arising essentially out of inter-ethnic animosity. The resultant human and material loss is yet to be fully and precisely reported but the estimates are staggering.

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