Accession Number : ADA264068


Title :   Low-Intensity Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: Termination or Control


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Diop, I G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264068.pdf


Report Date : 02 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Since Independence, African countries have been waging intra--or interstate war, to build the nation or to keep it one. These wars had been fueled by factors pertaining to colonialism, ethnicism, and economy, and they found a fertile ground in the West-East confrontation of the Cold War era. African civil wars are an impediment to the development of the continent and they threaten the world's peace with their consequent instabilities. Their recurrence and social consequences are so strong that one can ask himself whether African states are not doomed to failure. This study is an analysis of the Low-Intensity Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, from a historic and social stand point, and it attempts to sort out the ways and means through which policymakers, both civilian and military, can deal with these conflicts which, far from being 'low' in this part of the world, constitute a survival dilemma to most African nations.


Descriptors :   *AFRICA , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , NATIONS , INTENSITY , LOW INTENSITY , AFRICANS , CONFRONTATION , SAHARAN AFRICA , FAILURE , COLD WAR , CONFLICT


Subject Categories : Geography
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE