oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - War & Conflict in Africa, Paul D. Williams : book review

Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1022-8136
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0020



Almost forty years after the end of the Cold War (CW), many developing countries have witnessed a decrease in the number of armed conflicts. However, Africa has earned a reputation of being the world's bloodiest continent, with different kinds of wars ripping the continent apart. Scholars, think-tanks and policy makers are still trying to understand the wars and conflict in Africa. Williams goes straight to the fundamental questions that continue to keep militants and strategists busy, namely how many conflicts has Africa suffered, what are the causes of conflict, why has conflict in Africa increased when other developing countries undergo peaceful developmental times, and what have governments done in response to these conflicts? Paul Williams, in his book titled , addresses these questions.

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