Contribution to Book
Military Challenges and Threats in West AfricaCoping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security (2011)
AbstractMuch of the violent and protracted conflicts characteristic of sub-Saharan Africa in the post-Cold War years occurred in West Africa,1 particularly in countries of the Mano River Union (MRU).2 Apart from the fourteen years of intermittent conflict in Liberia, the West African sub-region also witnessed civil war in Sierra Leone; instabilities in Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and protracted rebellions in the Southern Cassamance Province of Senegal; resource-related conflicts in Nigeria, ethnic conflicts among the Nanumba and Konkomba in northern Ghana; and political instability in Togo.
- military conflict,
- political unrest
SeriesHexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Citation InformationEmmanuel Kwesi Aning and Andrews Atta-Asamoah. "Military Challenges and Threats in West Africa" Berlin, GermanyCoping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security Vol. 5 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwesi_aning/32/