Ripe or Rotting: Civil Society in the Casamance Conflict

  title={Ripe or Rotting: Civil Society in the Casamance Conflict},
  author={Kim Clark},
  journal={African Conflict \& Peacebuilding Review},
  pages={153 - 172}
  • K. Clark
  • Published 7 January 2012
  • Political Science
  • African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review
The article explores the role of traditional and modern actors as well as traditional methods in finding a durable solution to the separatist Casamance conflict, which has experienced an uptick in hostilities since 2009. In 2007, the government named a group of traditional actors, the Comité des Sages, as its official interlocutor with the Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC), which was a armed rebel movement against the government of Senegal. However, the approach did not… 
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