Development, inequality, and war in Africa

@article{Nafziger2006DevelopmentIA,
  title={Development, inequality, and war in Africa},
  author={E. Nafziger},
  journal={The Economics of Peace and Security Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={14-19}
}
  • E. Nafziger
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • The Economics of Peace and Security Journal
Five factors contribute to humanitarian crises in Africa. They are: stagnating and declining incomes, rising income inequality, avaricious competition to extract Africa's mineral wealth, military centrality, and a tradition of violent conflict. One factor - ethnic differences - turns out to be a symptom, not a cause of violence. The article discusses these, then continues to suggest that while recognizing that a number of African countries vulnerable to humanitarian emergencies are not amenable… Expand
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