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.
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.