By Roy May, Oliver Furley
Post-colonial Africa has likely been in an intractible country of clash and battle for a substantial time period. This quantity explores the method in which those wars have been ended, the teachings learnt, and examines the sustainability of lately reconciled conflicts to determine how a long way peace options are everlasting during this zone. "Ending Africa's Wars" is a crucial and well timed publication for all these drawn to clash, democracy, foreign agencies, civil society, refugees, gender and the commercial reconstruction of Africa.
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Simultaneously, local actors may be struggling over access to critical resources such as water, land, grazing rights, security, profitable criminal enterprises or sources of traditional authority. Significantly, recent studies have revealed the extent to which economic agendas drive many of Africa’s wars. In a great many cases, warfare is a smokescreen for the pursuit of accumulation in the form of direct exploitation of valuable commodities such as diamonds, the monopolisation of trade and taxation, the establishment of protection rackets, the diversion of emergency aid or sanctions busting – among others.
Kayode Fayemi (eds), Mercenaries: An African Security Dilemma, Pluto Press, London. 232-257. 8-10. See Barnett Rubin and Andrea Armstrong (2002), ‘Regions and Networks in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building: A Discussion Paper for the Project on Regional Conflict Formations’, Center on International Co-operation/NYU, New York. See Peter Lock (1999), ‘Africa, Military Downsizing and the Growth in the Security Industry’, in Jackie Cilliers and Peggy Mason (eds), Peace, Profit or Plunder? 21. Black, War.
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Ending Africa's Wars: Progressing to Peace by Roy May, Oliver Furley