Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking Paper PSY/400 Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking Paper In the early 1990’s, a civil war broke out between peoples living in the former Belgian colony of Burundi. The Burundi Civil War was an armed conflict that took place from 1993 to 2005 (Piombo, 2010). The civil war was instigated from ethnic tensions existing between the Hutu and the Tutsi tribes. Burundi was a country that was run by a small elite group of the Tutsi tribe, which had been the focus of much criticism within the nation. The conflict began following the first multiparty elections in the country since gaining independence from Belgium in 1962.
Over the last decade the Egyptians have noticed, “Rising unemployment, persistent inflation and stagnant wages” (“Rutherford”cnn.). Then a few weeks ago they overthrew their long serving dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. With Ali overthrown, they were seeing how exactly their demonstrations and various protests have made a difference. As the sequence of events unravels three main factors will contribute to this countries welfare the protesters, Muslim brotherhood, and the military. The protestors decide what happens next and Muslims make up the protestors, people in government and the military, since
Movie Critique: Black Hawk Down Black Hawk Down is based on the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. The movie follows the true story behind U.S. Involvement in Somalia. The mission was supposed to take thirty minutes, but it turned out to be a nightlong battle between American soldiers against thousands of heavily armed Somali militia. In 1993, the United Nations made a disputable decision to get involved in Somalia’s civil war. The movie begins with some brief information about the status of Somalia: 300,000 people died as the result of hunger and war.
The massacre lasted 100 days and almost 1 million people died. Hotel Rwanda is a story based on this tragedy and it shows the crude and terrible reality thousands of people had to face in Rwanda. The movie is about a common family man whose only hope is to save his family from the civil war. This man’s name is Paul Rusesabagina who is manager of the Mille Collins Hotel. The conflict is among two tribes (Hutus and the Tutsi) have been living in the same territory for thousands of years the.
All of these technological advances were made with the intention of helping farmers and improving their working conditions, but instead, they backfired and made things even worse than before. Government policies also had a negative impact on agriculture. The politics of this period were dominated by the “political party deadlock” between the Democrats and the Republicans. The two parties were evenly matched for many years, but the Republican Party soon won the presidency and both houses of Congress, eventually rising to the top in the 1890s and breaking the
It seems as though many African countries were hijacked due to their abundance in valuable resources. The resources have helped with trade enormously; however, the country is still victim to poverty and hunger. Many people in Ghana are subsistence farmers that are trying to make a living just to support their families. The huge amounts of oil imposes a challenge to the economy in regards of being able to manage the sources. Currently, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold.
As history, literature, and current events show, Mencken’s simplistic observations are not fully applicable in today’s world, because man often sacrifices security to pursue intellectual, personal, and political freedoms. Current events demonstrate refusal of a governed people to comply with politics that promise “safety” and uniformity, while stripping citizens of their freedoms. In 2011, the Arab Spring began to gain momentum, shocking people around the world with the passion and violence that accompanied demonstrations in dozens of countries. Under the repressive regimes of Libyan and Egyptian dictators Gaddafi and Mubarak, citizens had sense of stability and predictability under rulers who had been in power for decades. Daily life was unaffected by their authority, though they did not have the right to express or practice what they believed.
The African continent, a region blessed with abundant natural resources such as minerals, coal, oil and gas is paradoxically plagued with the natural resource curse. Countries like Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Egypt and South Sudan have been plagued with conflicts, high levels of inequality and poverty. This “paradox of plenty” discussed in the field of development is portrayed by misuse of resources, corruption, weak institutions, fragile states etc. of countries that are endowed with natural resources and empirical studies have actually proved that the curse really exists. Several experts have conducted studies and suggested ways for these countries to turn this curse into a boom instead as seen in the case of Botswana.
Tensions which originated both from the white rich men, who had hired him to do their dirty work, and from being an Igbo whose job was to deliver an unsatisfying pay check to a crowd of Hausas. Mr Ugwu is the main character of the story and we hear about his point of view. He belongs to the Christian Igbos which is one of the more dominant tribes in Nigeria. Lately, the Ugwu family has been moved from the country’s largest city, Lagos, to the bush because of Mr Ugwu’s work. The working Hausas, where the Ugwu family now lives, dominate the bush.
Thus all should be well. But, some of us remain skeptical because of the unanimous finding of social scientists over the years that in developing countries, the conduct of elections is an ordeal. A good example is Kenya where in less than three days after the December 27, 2007 polls, no fewer than 500 persons died as a result of violent demonstrations over the conduct of the process. As at today, peace is yet to return to Cote d’Ivoire as many citizens are being killed daily following unending clashes between the two rival political parties that contested the November 28, 2010 election. The situation in Nigeria has not been different.