Civil Wars and Coups D'etat in West Africa: An Attempt to Understand the Roots and Prescribe Possible Solutions

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University Press of America, 2006 - History - 239 pages
Working from a thematic, empirical-analytical approach, this work surveys the root causes of civil wars and military coups d'état in West Africa, analyzes the implications for the region as a whole, and identifies possible solutions to these armed conflicts.

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A citizen of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Issaka K. Souaré, born in 1976 in N'Zérékoré, works at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. A Contributing Editor to the London-based review journal, African Renaissance, he is the author of numerous articles relating to Africa. His most recent publications have addressed Franco-African relations, human rights and conflict resolution in Africa, and economic development and regional integration. He is also the author of the best-selling novel, Samassi (2004), and the forthcoming book, 60 Years of Africa in the UN System (1945-2005): Ups and Downs of a Continent in a World Body.

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