Africa’s sore spot: regional conflicts across the Middle and the Horn

Jacobs, A.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5078-4075, 2012. Africa’s sore spot: regional conflicts across the Middle and the Horn. In: D. Möckli, ed., Strategic trends 2012: key developments in global affairs. Zurich, Switzerland: Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, pp. 35-54. ISBN 9783905696363

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Abstract

Despite positive messages of democratisation and economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa remains afflicted by severe conflicts. The Middle and the Horn host the most widespread and intense of them. Resources and ethnoreligious differences are often part of the equation, but the core problem rests with bad governance. Political elites use underlying frictions to fight regional wars, all too often fuelled by third-party resource grabs. Until regional dynamics are better understood and addressed through conflict management and trade harmonisation, Africa will continue to seriously suffer.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Jacobs, A.D.
Publisher: Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Place of Publication: Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 2012
ISSN: 1664-0667
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Sep 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 10:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37841

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