Africa Security Brief No. 4

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Misinterpreting Ethnic Conflicts in Africa

By Fr. Clement Mweyang Aapenguo

April 30, 2010

Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Photo: Trocaire.

Ethnic conflicts in Africa are often portrayed as having ages-old origins with little prospects for resolution. This Security Brief challenges that notion arguing that a re-diagnosis of the underlying drivers to ethnic violence can lead to more effective and sustainable responses.

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Publication Type: Africa Security Briefs

Security Topic(s): Identity Conflict