Conflict In Africa in the 21st Century

This past April, Rwanda marked the solemn 20th anniversary of the genocide that led to the deaths of over 800,000 Rwandans, mostly from the Tutsi tribe. It has led to a reassessment of the gains the continent has made in terms of conflict resolution and prevention, and the verdict, unfortunately, is damning.

While direct conflicts, such as conflict between nations and civil wars have by and large become a thing of the past, we are seeing a disturbing rise ethno-religious conflict.

South Sudan, Chad and Eastern DRC are hotbeds of tensions driven by ethnic or religious enmity. Groups such as Boko Haram, Seleka and Al Shabaab play on religious loyalties to stir up fighting and mistrust.

The realities of African Conflict are changing, and the solutions must be generated by Africans, rather than rely on the west, or, increasingly, the East to solve our problems for us.

Titles such Conflict Resolution, War in Somalia and Rwanda, Saviors and Survivors A Different Kind of War Story, are just some of the books that you can find here at Legacy Books and can inform, educate, and spark a discussion as to what we can do to solve our problem.

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