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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

II. Armed conflict and peace processes in West Africa

Chapter:
7. Armed conflict and peace processes in sub-Saharan Africa
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Ian Davis

Six countries experienced armed conflict in West Africa in 2020 (out of a total of 17 states or territories in the subregion, see figure 7.1): Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. However, in this section, the focus is on the high-intensity armed conflicts in the Central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger) and the Lake Chad region (Niger and Nigeria, as well as the Central African states of Cameroon and Chad).1 Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria were involved in armed conflicts in 2020 that all worsened in terms of conflict-related fatalities (compared with in 2019). In addition, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea experienced election-related violence, but only the latter two were classified as armed conflicts in 2020 (with more than 25 battle-related fatalities).2

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "7. Armed conflict and peace processes in sub-Saharan Africa." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-007-div1-037.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 7. Armed conflict and peace processes in sub-Saharan Africa. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-007-div1-037.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "7. Armed conflict and peace processes in sub-Saharan Africa." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-007-div1-037.xml
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