oa Africa Insight - Rulers, Rebels and Mercantilists

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The end of the Cold War in 1989 created the expectation that the end of East-West rivalries, the redemocratisation of many African states and the introduction of economic structural adjustment policies would serve to make the post-1989 conditions on the continent more stable, more affluent and more democratic. However, when the new millennium dawned Africa's stability was seriously compromised as there were more conflicts and wars than in 1989 when the Cold War came to an end. The end of the Cold War therefore did not enhance stability and cont1ict reduction in Africa.

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