Violence and the war of words: ethnicity v. nationalism in the Casamance

  title={Violence and the war of words: ethnicity v. nationalism in the Casamance},
  author={Michael C. Lambert},
  pages={585 - 602}
Since 1982 the Mouvement des forces démocratique casamançais has been fighting for the independence of the Casamance region of Senegal. In 1989, when the Mouvement initiated a sustained military campaign, Senegal's official and independent press began to provide intensive coverage of its activities and objectives. This article documents the arguments for and against Casamançais independence as documented by Senegal's press in the year following the resurgence of this conflict. The Mouvement's… 
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