The Nature and Cause of Armed Conflict in Africa II

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 12:30-14:20
RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (host committee)

Language: English

The interplay of identity and security is at the core of many armed conflicts in Africa. Accordingly this session invites papers that address the main roots of the causes of conflict on this continent. Are present conflicts linked to race, ethnicity, religion or other economic, social or political issues such as unemployment, lack of education, corruption or the empowerment of elites? To what extent do Western nations influence the conflicts in Africa in terms of the ideologies they wish to impose, their geostrategic interests, access natural resources, their fight against terrorism and so forth. In terms of the latter, how does the rise of Jihadist movements in Africa influence security concerns. This session invites papers on a broad range of topics on the nature and cause of armed conflict in Africa.
Session Organizers:
Maxime RICARD, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada and Alemayehu KUMSA, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Oral Presentations
Understanding the Resource Curse with the Crisis Opportunity Model
Joshua MCCARTY, L & M Strategic Solutions, USA; Kaylee LAAKSO, L & M Strategic Solutions, USA
Corruption & the Escalating Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast
Victoria OGBUEHI, Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria
Trends and Patterns of Deaths Arising from Ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria, 2006-2016
Adeyinka ADERINTO, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Usman OJEDOKUN, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Jihadist Movements in Africa from Local, Regional and Global Perspectives
Alemayehu KUMSA, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic