Ethnic politics and conflicts in nigeria: theoretical perspective 77 dedicated to strengthening ethnic politics in the west (coleman, 1960) the politics of ethnic and regional security play a key role in nigeria’s political. Nigeria—its vast population evenly split between muslim and christian—is counting down to another presidential election, scheduled for february 2015 this report raises a number of questions about the relationship of religious identity and internal conflict and the consequences of a polarized. Nigerian oil fuels delta conflict nigeria's delta region is home to vast oil reserves, which make the country one of the world's biggest oil exporters analysts say the region is 'awash with weapons. This paper analyses the structural challenges, root causes and dynamics of conflict, instability and resilience in nigeria the first half of the paper explores the overall socio-economic, socio-cultural, political and environmental factors that shape conflict, instability and resilience in nigeria.
Religious conflicts in nigeria by barry mason and chris talbot 28 february 2000 violent religious clashes broke out in the city of kaduna in northern nigeria on february 21 and have continued. View conflict in nigeria in a larger map cultural concepts of political legitimacy, the rule of law and rights to land, differ markedly, resulting in a pluralistic state with few shared values. Department of urban and regional planning, benue state university, makurdi, nigeria correspondence to: fanan ujoh, department of urban and regional planning, benue state university, makurdi, nigeria the complex issues of population-resources pressure vis-à-vis communal conflicts in tivland is the.
Akwanga, nigeria - on the heels of an insurgency launched seven years ago by the armed group boko haram, nigeria is embroiled in another conflict that has divided people across ethnic and. Communal conflicts in nigeria  can be divided into two broad categories:  ethnic conflicts, attributed to actors primarily divided by cultural, ethnic, or religious communities and identities, such as instances of religious violence between christian and muslim communities. Robert ballard embarks on a ten-year expedition to discover what lies beneath the waves of this. Escalating conflict between herdsmen and farmers in nigeria is six times deadlier than boko haram-related attacks this year, posing a great threat to the country's stability, the international. The nupe-yoruba conflict in kwara state in june-july 2000 is a conflict reminiscent of the defence of ethnic interest nupe and yoruba farmers had claims over a small parcel of fertile land according to july 31 publication of the “nigerian tribune”, two farmers, one from share and the other from isaragi, had interest in the land.
Causes of internal conflicts competing territory is an important cause of internal conflict an example is the conflict over border between china and india in 1947 when india gained independence from britian, it inherited the frontier drawn by the british while china protested that it had not agreed to the frontier. Motivated conflicts have occurred in nigeria this paper examines the persistent waves of ethno-religious and political conflicts and the threat they pose to the nascent democracy in. Last week armed men attacked a community in enugu, a state in nigeria’s south-east local press reported that they kidnapped two villagers and that another was “feared dead. Fighting between farmers and herders in nigeria has killed more people in 2018 than the insurgency of boko haram, also called islamic state in west africa. Fighting between farmers and herdsmen in nigeria has killed more people this year than attacks by the boko haram, a new report by the international crisis group (icg) said at least 1,500 people.
The national question in nigeria is probably one of the most complicated in the world - with over 120 languages spoken, three main ethnic groups, none of which constitutes a majority of the population, and the religious divide between christians in the south and muslims in the north over the past. Armed conflicts report - nigeria file:///v|/vll/country/armed_conflict_report/nigeriahtm[2/25/2014 10:58:22 am] tens of thousands of people were displaced by this. Conflict management in nigeria 1 1 introduction conflict is a situation in which people, groups or countries are involved in serious disagreement or argument conflicts are inevitable societal phenomenon. Conflict is an aspect of life that is very often avoided for the fear of loss however, conflict is a part of our human existence it has been known to bring about all manner of outcomes from food shortages to prosperity economic recessions to gender equality civil conflict has been known to.
The impact of conflict and political instability on agricultural investments in mali and nigeria i mwangi kimenyi is a senior fellow and director of the africa growth initiative at the brookings. The conflict is an old one but one that has suddenly spiralled out of control the nomadic herdsmen have cattle but declining space to feed them on farmers accuse the herdsmen of using their land to graze the herders’ cattle. Nigeria christian / muslim conflict nigeria's two major religions, islam and christianity, are sometimes depicted as monolithic entities that confront each other in pitched battles, with formal. Nigeria gained independence from the british in 1960, after generations as a colony as with many of the territories governed by the british in africa and elsewhere, nigeria is a nation cobbled together from many distinct ethnic groups, or tribes, and different religions.