Experts: Low scale conflicts fuelling insecurity in Africa
20 May 2013, 12:34
Nairobi - Experts are cautioning Africa to prioritise dealing with low-level local conflicts before they escalate into regional security threats, Daily Nation reports.
Factors like ethnicity and unequal access to social services can blow up village level conflicts into a national or regional security issue, as security experts on Africa security issues added.
"Why is the international community unable to help countries like Democratic Republic of Congo achieve peace? It's simply because the conflicts there have very local origin," said
Severine Autesserre, political scientist and author of the book, 'The Trouble with Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding,' said that local conflicts in most of Africa are the enablers of the large scale conflicts.
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