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Falola, Toyin
Hot spot : Sub-Saharan Africa / Toyin Falola and Adebayo O. Oyebade
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010
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 3rd Floor  DT352.8 .F355 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government
Subject(s) Ethnic conflict -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Political violence -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Political stability -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Physical Description xxiii, 200 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-189 ) and index
Contents Preface -- Abbreviations -- Timeline of selected conflicts -- 1: Introduction: Africa And Historical Context Of Hot Spots -- Historical context -- Cold War and conflicts -- Dictatorship, corruption, state failure, and conflicts -- Conflict resolution -- 2: West Africa: The Mano River Basin Conflicts -- Mano River Basin -- From Liberia to Sierra Leone -- Cote d'Ivoire -- Warlordism: the case of Charles Taylor -- Regional conflict and international ramifications -- 3: Nigeria -- Brief historical overview -- Ethnicity, politics, and conflict -- Military in politics -- Minority uprising and communal violence -- Crisis of governance -- 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 -- Cold War, South Africa, and regional conflict -- 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 -- Appendix: Independence dates for African States -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Summary From the Publisher: 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, Somalia, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo-in West Africa, Nigeria, Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa and Central Africa, and the Great Lakes region. The book also explores outside factors that have impacted African conflicts, such as superpower Cold War manipulation and foreign influence and intervention
Series Hot spot histories
Alternate Author Oyebade, Adebayo

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