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By Alexandre Marc,Neelam Verjee,Stephen Mogaka

because independence, the West African sub-region has been an enviornment for a couple of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, in addition to simmering and low-intensity uprisings. opposite to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence heritage has skilled fewer clash occasions and fatalities from clash than the opposite sub-regions at the continent. The flip of the millennium has witnessed the recession of large-scale and traditional clash, and it has ushered in new and rising threats. The specters of non secular extremism, maritime piracy, and narcotics trafficking threaten to
undermine many of the development completed in fresh years.

The problem of balance and protection in West Africa severely examines the major drivers of clash and violence, and how within which they influence the international locations of the sub-region. as well as rising threats, those drivers contain the demanding situations of minor inclusion, migration, sub-regional imbalances, and extractives, in addition to demanding situations on the topic of the fragility of political associations and handling the contest for energy, reform of the safety zone, and weak spot of associations on the topic of land administration. The publication explores how the sub-region, lower than the auspices of the neighborhood association ECOWAS, has turn into a pioneer at the continent when it comes to addressing neighborhood challenges.

The problem of balance and protection in West Africa additionally identifies key classes within the dynamics of resilience within the face of political violence and civil struggle drawn from Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, that may be necessary for international locations all over the world in related occasions. It accommodates wisdom and findings from prime specialists and gives insights from lecturers and improvement practitioners. ultimately, the publication identifies attainable coverage and programmatic responses and instructions for coverage discussion on the nationwide and foreign levels.

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