The dialectics of conflict and development in the African caseabril 15, 2010
by Douglas Armendone
It is possible to correlate conflict and development in the African case once the first is, usually, the element that has been lowering the speed and even been obstructing that the second might occurs.
Conflicts spread all over the African continent have historical roots. Tension among divergent ethnical groups, Governments affected by corruption and lack of legitimacy are still permanent. It is worth to point out that to achieve (economical, political and social) development, an stable and pacific environment is required.
However, isn’t development itself the key to stability? I shall inquire further: isn’t it the holder of solutions to existing struggles? Conflicts-development, a vicious circle in the African scenery.
With this perception, a meaningful international actors’ regard towards African issues is relevant and necessary. Their support in the implementation of projects and initiatives to promote development in Africa may be considered as the right and faster path regarding the overcome of a couple of difficulties constantly presented not only in the media, but also in academic publications.
Observed these points, it is probably to conclude, thus, that conflicts and development are correlated, substantially, in the African case.
At last but not least (to whom it may concern): in the lines immediately above, my argument is that the international actors of the international community are the main responsible for the existing issues faced by the great majority of African countries and their (the Africans) impossibility to achieve sustainable development in order to overcome such an unacceptable condition. Does the reader agree with that argumentation? Your contribution is now welcomed!
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