SUB -SAHARAN AFRICA IN CONFLICT

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Sub-Saharan Africa is the least industrialized subcontinent in the world so its influence in international decision taking is very limited.

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The potential natural resources, minerals and agriculture has developed interest in this area, specially China which has invested in infrastructures – ports, roads, railways – to obtain privileges in the natural resource exploitation.

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In the regional context, South Africa is the main power in the area. South Africa is rich in minerals and it is well industrialized.

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After solving apartheid, South Africa has intervened as peace mediator in regional conflicts. Besides, South Africa is a member of the G-20 and the BRICS playing a higher global role.Ç

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Here you have a summary of Sub-Saharan conflicts and their causes:

  • Rwanda had a conflict with ethnic origins between Hutus and Tutsis which led to a civil war.

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  • Sudan and Nigeria have religious internal conflicts between Muslims, Christians and animists.

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  • In Niger moderate Muslims fight against fundamentalist Muslims.
  • Sudan and Eritrea have territorial rivalries.

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola fought for economic reasons such as the control of land, mines and oil.

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These conflicts cause massacres and the flight of millions of people to refugee camps located in surrounding countries.

 

 

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