Warfare in independent Africa

Warfare in independent Africa

Author: 
Reno, William
Place: 
Cambridge
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Phys descriptions: 
xxii, 271 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Date published: 
2011
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ISBN: 
9780521615525
Call No: 
355.08(6) REN
Abstract: 

This book surveys the history of armed conflict in Africa in the period since decolonization and independence. The number of post-independence conflicts in Africa has been considerable, and this book introduces to readers a comprehensive analysis of their causes and character. Tracing the evolution of warfare from anti-colonial and anti-apartheid campaigns to complex conflicts in which factionalized armies, militias, and rebel groups fight with each other and prey upon non-combatants, it allows the readers a new perspective to understand violence on the continent. The book is written to appeal not only to students of history and African politics, but also to experts in the policy community, the military, and humanitarian agencies

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CITATION: Reno, William. Warfare in independent Africa . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2011. - Available at: http://library.au.int/warfare-independent-africa-3