Conflict Resolution in Africa - The Case of the Organisation by Marvin Ankrah

By Marvin Ankrah

Master's Thesis from the yr 2004 within the topic Politics - foreign Politics - sector: Africa, grade: 1.9, college of Freiburg (University of Freiburg (Germany) and Kwazulu Natal( South Africa)), direction: Sociology - worldwide reviews Programme, language: English, summary: the target of this paper used to be to enquire the factors of clash in Africa and the position performed through the service provider of African harmony (OAU) in making sure political order in the course of its interval of lifestyles. The research hired content material research of ancient records, educational works, net resources and likewise present clash occasions in Africa as a baseline for its argument. the implications confirmed that, regardless of the position of ethnicity as a resource of conflicts in Africa, political and financial elements are the main resources of anxiety at the continent. The OAU, this paper argues, couldn't have a tangible effect in its try and make certain peace and balance at the continent, therefore the sensible shift within the position of Sub-regional agencies within the continent within the sector of peace and safety. even though its logistical and monetary weaknesses, the company didn't comprehend the assets of anxiety of every one of these conflicts for you to map out a extra pragmatic, multi- sectoral, and multi- dimensional method of deal with and unravel them. elements equivalent to the necessity for a extra pragmatic and reasonable continental regulations concerning strong governance and real decentralisation have been pointed out as an important parts of attention if Africa is to get pleasure from a legitimate, solid, peaceable, political and fiscal surroundings within the new millennium.

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