Failed state

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2012
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Clashes on 1 December in Somalia’s central region of Galgaduud have cost the lives of 26 people. Two rival clans, disputing over the distribution of land and water, are responsible for the casualties. The clan system is Somalia’s form of social organisation, and plays an important role in the country...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2012
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The Republic of Sudan is the third on the list of the world’s failed states, after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia respectively, the latest edition of the Failed States Index (FSI) has revealed. Produced by The Fund for Peace (FFP), FSI mainly highlights global political, economic ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 21st, 2011
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For the fourth year in a row, Somalia, plagued by widespread lawlessness, piracy and an ineffective central government, tops an index of failed states. It was followed by three other African nations — Chad, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — in the rankings of 177 nations compil...