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Author Falola, Toyin.

Title Hot spot : Sub-Saharan Africa / Toyin Falola and Adebayo O. Oyebade.

Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  967.032 FALO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 200 p.; maps; 24 cm.
Series Hot spot histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: Africa and Historical Context of Hot Spots -- The Historical Context -- Cold War and Conflicts -- Dictatorship, Corruption, State Failure, and Conflicts -- Conflict Resolution -- Chapter 2. West Africa: The Mano River Basin Conflicts -- The Mano River Basin -- From Liberia to Sierra Leone -- Cote d'Ivoire -- Warlordism: The Case of Charles Taylor -- Regional Conflict and International Ramifications -- Chapter 3. Nigeria -- Brief Historical Overview -- Ethnicity, Politics, and Conflict -- The Military in Politics -- Minority Uprising and Communal Violence -- The Crisis of Governance -- Chapter 4. Southern Africa -- Southern Africa and Conflict in Historical Perspective -- White Minority Regimes and Liberation Struggle: Rhodesia and South West Africa -- Racial Oppression and Violent Resistance in South Africa -- Civil Wars in Angola and Mozambique -- The Cold War, South Africa, and Regional Conflict -- Chapter 5. East Africa and the Great Lakes Region -- Ethiopia's Wars and Red Terror -- Eritrea -- Somalia: A Failed State -- Piracy in the Horn -- Civil Wars in Sudan -- Terrorism -- Uganda -- Conflicts in the Great Lakes: Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Summary "Conflict has been a critical factor in the making of contemporary Africa, and its study is key to understanding the continent's tumultuous history. Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the area's major post-independence conflicts intense enough to threaten national, regional, or international security." "This work defines conflict broadly to encompass political instability and state failure, ethno-religious tensions, government and political corruption, economic mismanagement and poverty, cult violence, and youth gangsterism. Thematically organized chapters examine the origins and development of explosive hot spots---including Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo---in West Africa, southern Africa, the Horn of Africa and central Africa. The book also explores outside factors that have impacted African conflicts, such as superpower Cold War manipulation and foreign influence and intervention"--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Oyebade, Adebayo.
Subject Ethnic conflict -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Political violence -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Political violence -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Political stability -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9780313359712 (hard copy : acid-free paper)
9780313359729 (ebook)