Civil Wars in Africa

Civil Wars in Africa

by William Mark Habeeb

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Since 1960, many African countries have been devastated by civil wars. Today, it is estimated that between 20 and 25 percent of Africa's 885 million people are affected, either directly or indirectly, by ongoing conflict. The widespread unrest has been a major reason the people of Africa have been unable to fully reach their potential.

This book analyzes past and current conditions in Africa to shed light on the historical, cultural, governmental, religious, ethnic, and ideological factors that have caused civil wars to occur. Conflicts like the long-running war in Sudan, the unrest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the state failure in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are explained. The final chapter discusses ways future civil wars might be avoided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422229361
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Africa: Progress and Problems Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction   Dr. Robert I. Rotberg     7
A Continent Torn by War     13
The Impact of Colonialism on Africa     28
Bad Government and Economic Mismanagement     40
Ethnicity and Civil War     50
Religion and Civil War     62
Ideology and Civil War     74
Resolving Africa's Civil Wars     87
Glossary     96
Further Reading     99
Internet Resources     101
Index     103

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