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conflicts in africa
The essay looks into conflicts in africa and most specifically the major events that have caused conflicts in africa.
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Table of contents
SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF CONFLICTS IN AFRICA
1.1 Three Traumatic Episodes affecting Africa
1.2 Summary of theories about causes of conflicts
SECTION II: UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT
2.1.1. What is conflict?
2.1.2. Different level of conflict
2.1.3. Understand conflict analysis
2.1.4. Tools of analysis: ( Tree model, stages of conflict)
2.1.5. Conflict cycle
SECTION III: RESPONDING TO CONFLICT
3.1 Responses to conflict
3.1.1. Spectrum of responses-Individual
3.1.2. Spectrum of responses- Societal level
SECTION IV: PEACE BUILDING FRAMEWORK
4.1 Peace building
4.1.1. Understanding peace
4.1.2. Values and attitudes of peace
4.1.3. Peace building practice: five operating principles
4.1.4. Integrated frame work for peace building
SECTION V: VISIONING
Preview of the essay: conflicts in africa
When one looks at the continent of Africa, compared to many continents and peoples. It is a continent that has been deeply traumatized, it has been robbed, massacred, degraded discriminated against and brutally exploited, not just once, twice or thrice but successively over generations, and for centuries. What is happening in the current economic and political and social life in Africa has a lot to contribute, but the advents of slavery, colonialism and modernization process provides a deep insight into the present situations.
a) Slave trade
It is one of history’s greatest manifestations of human misery. Apart from holocaust, it is the most disturbing form of genocide cruelty and hatred inflicted with impunity upon a section of the human race. There are many disturbing questions which remain unanswered; in fact, even public acknowledgement of the crimes against humanity has been extremely hard to come by our time.
The silence of the modern European nations on the question of reparations deepens the historical dilemma of how Africa should relate to Europe and the rest of the world. Even if Africa were to forgive, who would receive or accept that forgiveness without someone acknowledging publicly the burden of guilt? From a moral stand point, slavery sought to destroy the very fabric of being that constitutes what is human. Slavery in all its form is designed to humiliate unto death the human self and replace it with a mundane form of servitude ...
... and each group is requested to discuss the following questions: What kind of community do you want your children and grand children to inherit in 2030? What needs to happen in the immediate term (1-2 years) to make that happen? What needs to happen in the short term (2-5 years) to make that happen? What needs to happen in the long term (5-15 years) to make that happen? The next step would be to reconvene and debrief, each participant presenting and comparing their visions. Additional questions may include: Do commonalities exist between the visions? Differences between the visions? What patterns exist? Do commonalities exist between the steps needed to achieve the visions? Differences in steps needed to achieve the visions? What patterns exist? This visioning exercise described above may be focused more broadly or more narrowly, depending on your purpose and the training group. For example, if everyone is from the same region, visioning can focus broadly on the region, or if everyone is from the same organization, it can focus in on a vision for that particular organization.
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