Small Wars Journal

Africa

Reducing Community Violence in the Central African Republic – The Case of Bria

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:40am
Many of Africa's armed conflicts constitute wicked problems. Across parts of the continent, organized violence is fusing political, criminal and extremist motives, explicitly targeting civilians and involving multiple armed groups. In many cases, regional players are involved — profiting from disorder even as they sue for peace. Complicating matters, national and subnational governments suffer from chronic weaknesses, with limited control over their borders and territories. Due to the many security dilemmas arising from competing groups and the corrosive effects of predatory violence, these conflicts are exceedingly difficult to resolve.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: A Case of Recurring Obstacles SWJED Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:16pm

Current and prospective investors are fearful of how the situation in the DRC could develop. Instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become the norm rather than the exception.

The Gray Zone in Africa SWJED Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:30am

SOCAFRICA must understand and operate in the space between war and peace in a complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environment - an environment of adversarial competition.

On Targuité, Nomadism and the Nation: The Origins of Tuareg Militant Nationalism in North Africa Peter J. Munson Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:30am

As contemporary North African societies continue to re-arrange themselves , one of the enduring dilemmas that continues to rise to the fore is what has been described as “the Tuareg question."