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 around 20 percent of Africas more than 1 billion 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: 9781422288818
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Africa: Progress and Problems
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 18 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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