Il continente africano: tra crisi e sviluppo di un contesto in costante evoluzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The African continent: between crisis and development of a constantly evolving context

Aldo Pigoli*

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The African continent is historically one of the regions in the world most characterized by armed conflicts. Since the time of decolonization, various African states have been involved in numerous conflicts and wars, most of them internal. At the turn of the eighties of the twentieth century and the first part of the twenty-first century there were some of the major crises, with civil wars marked by brutal violence and with a high number of victims. The highest level of conflict in terms of the number of conflicts recorded occurred in the early 1990s, with 17 civil wars in the course of 1991 alone. This involved various regions of the continent, from West to East Africa, passing through the central areas, such as the infamous one of the "Great Lakes": Sierra Leone and Liberia, Angola, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan are some of the countries where conflicts have produced the highest number of victims, especially among the civilian population, destroying large parts of the territory and devastating the economies at local, national and regional level. In particular, the damage inflicted on the already fragile productive and economic fabrics of the countries involved dramatically limited the capacity for economic development and growth, with repercussions that continued in the following decades.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The African continent: between crisis and development of a constantly evolving context
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationDinamiche geopolitiche contemporanee. Ce.St.In.Geo.geopolitical outlook 2021
Pages125-147
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • africa
  • sviluppo

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