An overview of conflict in Africa in 2014

Show simple item record De Villiers, Shirley 2016-06-02T06:55:57Z 2015-03
dc.description.abstract Violent conflict escalated in Africa in 2014, with five sub-Saharan states – the Central African Republic (CAR), Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan – accounting for an estimated 75% of all conflict-related deaths on the continent. This paper provides an overview of the five major sub-Saharan African conflicts in 2014 and considers the underlying causes and dynamics in the Seleka/anti-Balaka conflict in the CAR, the Islamist threats of Boko Haram and al-Shabaab in Nigeria and Somalia, the civil war in South Sudan, and the long-running conflict between Sudan’s government and southern and Darfuri rebels. The paper unpacks the general trends evident in these conflicts and the implications for the settlement thereof, including the targeting of civilians, ethnic and religious mobilisation and the state as epicentre of violence. The paper concludes with a brief look ahead to 2015. en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-09-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Shirley de Villiers (2015) An overview of conflict in Africa in 2014, African Security Review, 24:1, 89-100, DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2015.1011867. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1024-6029 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2154-0128 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10246029.2015.1011867
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Institute for Security Studies. This is an electronic version of an article published in African Security Review, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 89-100, 2015. doi : 10.1080/10246029.2015.1011867. African Security Review is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Conflict en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Somalia en_ZA
dc.subject South Sudan en_ZA
dc.subject Sudan en_ZA
dc.subject Boko Haram en_ZA
dc.subject Al-Shabaab en_ZA
dc.subject Central African Republic (CAR) en_ZA
dc.title An overview of conflict in Africa in 2014 en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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