Africa has long been a nation of conflict and strife. Certain countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have a prolonged history of corrupt leaders, violence and lack of resources. These conflicts often can lead to spill over and create wars in their neighboring countries. When a weak state has internal conflict it often spreads to surrounding weak states as it did with many of the countries in central Africa. This type of crisis will often involve the entire world in a variety of capacities such as militaries, foreign aid and the global economy.
Colonialism has plagued indigenous people worldwide and has spelled disaster for countless cultures, languages, and traditions. Over the past 500 years there have been different phases of colonization in Africa as well as other various parts of earth. There were many reasons behind exploration and colonization including economic and tactical reasons, religion, and prestige. Colonialism has shaped the contemporary understanding of individuals from Niger as well as other parts of Africa and other places too, like the Chambri and Tlingit people; mainly in economics. Because of the colonial past of so many cultures, numerous indigenous people today face many issues.
That could mean that like the world saw in Angola, Sudan, and Mozambique a long civil war that kills many people. The international community doesn’t like that type of violence, especially, for that long of a period of time. Therefore, they are still just as likely to step in and try to mediate the warring parties.
Why Is There a Need for Development In Africa? Since the dawn of the colonial era, the African continent has experienced numerous hardships on the pathway to economic and human development. High levels of poverty, disease, and inequality coupled with low levels of human development, education, and infrastructure has long gripped the continent and has stifled growth efforts (Gorton). An example of this extreme poverty lies in the African country of Uganda, where nearly 80% of its citizens could not afford food in 2012 (“Many in Developing Nations Struggle to Afford Food”). In addition, the quantity of hungry people in Africa grew from 1990-2012 from 175 million to 239 million, with one in four people facing undernourishment or various symptoms of starvation (“2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service”).
Many Nomadic Arabs have been forced to move in search of bountiful land, these movements have led to competition between African and Arab tribes. Due to this ongoing problem, natural resources have become sparse and have made many African natives susceptible to Arab rule. For the past one hundred years competition and conflict has been increasing between African farmers and many nomadic tribes eventually leading to economic and political turmoil. In efforts to reestablish control, President Omar Al Bashir took military actions rather than legal recourse to conquer control of the region. In addition to this, weapons, disease, and harsh mistreatment have poured into Darfur resulting in more than three hundred thousand deaths.
Child labor is inhumane and many children all over the world are being forced to work long hours without pay and in dangerous conditions. Child labor exists because of the high rates of unemployment and in countries where you find civil war. Many children work in such places such as factories, sweatshops, mines, fields, hotels, or in households as servants. Forced child labor should be illegal because it is against human rights and takes away the innocence of children who will grow up with little or no childhood. Forced child labor can be found in many places all over the world and it is mostly centralized in Asia.
Even though the wars were from 1996 to 2003, Congo still continues to have many conflicts now. There are so many things that happen and are happenin... ... middle of paper ... ...go needs military reforms, electoral reforms, needs be more people investigating the crime, shelter, and a lot of support. It is sad to see how the second largest country of Africa is a risk for genocide but we need to help these innocent children and adults that haven’t done anything bad. Genocide is a sad thing because it is like the holocaust and more and people are suffering of something that we know we could change. Help get rid of that really close risk of genocide in the D.R.C!
This is an example of the effects of war and conflict in Somalia, and all over the region of East Africa. The everyday violence in this war torn country is so damaging that much of the countries population has fled to refugee camps across the eastern region of Africa. Some people that go to these camps are wounded, physically or mentally, from the clan wars, and warlords that are causing all of this violence and pain in Somalia. Somalia has had its tough times and struggles, but has over came most of them, and has developed into an astounding country. The country of Somalia is located in Eastern Africa, and it is strategically placed right by southern Europe, and southwest Asia.
The children are recruited because they usually don’t know their human rights, do the hardest, most dangerous work without even knowing it; they also accept low pay. Due to the fact that their parents are unemployed and are unlikely to get a well paying job, children rely on themselves to be able to pay for their education, and their future. Most people accept it because they are too lazy to do anything about it, so they just accept it. Lots of governments don’t provide free education. Also, most employers deman... ... middle of paper ... ...ply and demand for resources.
Since the 1970s through the 1990s Somalia has gone through much civil strife between different clans for the total control of Mogadishu, the capital city (Anup Shah, 2010). As a result of artificial creation of borders by European imperialism, the colonialist took it to themselves to partition up the natives and clans of African countries. Through the years, ethnic groups of Somalia and other African countries have intensified resulting in many humanitarian catastrophes and unsettling of civil conflict. The indirect effect of this caused widespread civil conflict not only in parts of Africa, but other parts of the world. It wasn’t until the 1900s that most of the countries affected by colonialism ... ... middle of paper ... ...at human beings deserve equal respect.