|Forlag||Cambridge University Press|
|Serie||New Approaches to African History|
|Emne||21st century; Africa; African history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period)|
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Om Warfare in Independent Africa
This book surveys the history of armed conflict in Africa in the period since decolonization and independence. The number of post- independence conflicts in Africa has been considerable, and this book introduces to readers a comprehensive analysis of their causes and character. Tracing the evolution of warfare from anti-colonial and anti-apartheid campaigns to complex conflicts in which factionalized armies, militias and rebel groups fight with each other and prey upon non-combatants, it allows the readers a new perspective to understand violence on the continent. The book is written to appeal not only to students of history and African politics, but also to experts in the policy community, the military and humanitarian agencies.