Is there a link between poverty and terrorism in Nigeria? This paper is developed to answer this question.
The question of the universalism of human rights and its particular tendencies in a multicultural Age is now gaining currency in contemporary philosophical discourse.
Based on data collection and first-hand experience in Man, Côte d’Ivoire, Youngest Recruits is a remarkably refreshing contribution to existing studies of armed conflict in this region of sub-Saharan Africa. The author, Magali Chelpi-den Hamer, deftly surveys the literature on youths involved in conflict, as well as many of the debates taking place among international organizations.
The Sudanese conflict has claimed so many lives and property not because its settlement would not have been achieved but because of the perceived role of small arms and light weapons. The paper argues that the availability of arms in the hands of the belligerents was responsible for the intensification and escalation of the conflict as the belligerents use them as a major support to maintain their ground.
Traditional Ndebele society operated as a state before the advent of colonialism in Zimbabwe. There were political institutions that started with the family and the village, up to the king. In all these institutions conflict was part of life and it had to be resolved an amicable fashion, often by means of mediation.
This paper describes a case study of the peace-building activities of CIDJAP (a non- governmental organization) in Enugu State of Nigeria between 1991 and 2003. The study was conducted with the aim of finding out the extent to which the organization confronted the structural violence that was endemic in the state during this period.
Free and fair elections have been a central force for democratic sustenance and consolidation all over of the world. However, the paradox of Nigeria’s 2011 election – adjudged free, fair and credible by many throughout the world – is that it may have spawned a very dangerous web of insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria and left hundreds of southerners’ lives and properties destroyed.
The intra and inter-ethnic conflicts in Africa generated mainly by the vestiges of colonialism which include resource control, border dispute, etc, has continued to be a source of set back to Africa’s development.
Violence against women is a perennial issue that have been debated and discussed among media professional, diplomats, civil right activist across the globe.
During most of the twentieth century, two world wars, the cold war, the rivalry of two super powers, the ideologization of international affairs and military confrontation, made diplomacy a subsidiary instrument of power politics and ideology.