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Human Security in Africa: Issues and Problems

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The problem of human security is though a global phenomenon, but it is more pronounced in Africa because of its numerous problems of development. This paper however articulates these problems from colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary issues confronting African states. These issues are examined within the vortex of wars, small arms, problems of economic development, and gradual continental extinction. All these are issues and problems in human security in Africa.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 24)
A. Adeyemi-Suenu, "Human Security in Africa: Issues and Problems", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 24, pp. 89-93, 2014
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March 2014

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