Violent conflicts and governance challenges in West Africa: the case of the Mano River basin area

@article{Sawyer2004ViolentCA,
  title={Violent conflicts and governance challenges in West Africa: the case of the Mano River basin area},
  author={Amos Sawyer},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={437 - 463}
}
  • Amos Sawyer
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
The Mano River basin area has become a conflict zone, in which state failure and violence in Liberia has spread to Sierra Leone and the forest region of Guinea. This article traces the origins of the conflicts to governance failures in all three states, and analyses their incorporation into a single conflict system, orchestrated especially through the entrepreneurial abilities and ambitions of Charles Taylor. Peace settlements negotiated to end the violence in Liberia and Sierra Leone failed… Expand
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