The Ethnic Factor in Internal Displacement of Populations in Sub-Saharan Africa
No abstractThe ethnic structure of Sub-Saharan African countries has created an environment that is most conducive for ethnically based conflicts that trigger internal displacement of population in those countries. This paper surveys the evidence of the ethnic factor in population displacements during the colonial and independence periods. The theoretical framework used to interpret the evidence in colonial Guyana - "predisposing " and "triggering-igniting " factors - is applied to the situation in SSA.
CitationOucho, JO. 1997. The Ethnic Factor in Internal Displacement of Populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal Political Science. 2(2):104-117.
Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi