Conflict in the Sahel - Analysis of regional context and linkages

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This paper identifies the regional character of conflicts in the Sahel, the underlying causes, state and non-state actors and the need for a peacebuilding approach to conflict management in the region to be pursued by regional organizations. 

The paper was co-presented by Professor Victor Adetula, Head of Research at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, and Dr. Maurice Ogbonnaya, Research Fellow at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Nigeria.

The “Policy Dialogue on Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in the Maghreb, Sahel and Central Africa” was organized by the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council, New York; the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden; and the African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Rabat, Morocco, on September 28-29, 2017. 

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