Insurgency in East and Central Africa: Trends and Inter-Connectivity




insurgency ecology, cultural cum territorial homogeneity, external provisioning, net-working and complicity


Plethora of literatures abound on insurgencies that swept away many regimes in East and Central Africa, but not without protracted internecine civil wars, some stretching from 1980s to 2000s. The typologies, propitious triggers, including the economic, social and political paraplegia it inflicted on the States under insurgency attacks have been widely published. The loss in population is equally disheartening. This paper differs from previous works in that it seeks instead, to capture the parallelism through the parallax of interconnectivities cutting across insurgency groups and regimes under insurgency jaws (regardless of type, demand, objective and country).

These interconnectivities, albeit multi-faceted and convoluted, when properly grasped, this paper further argues, will advance our existing state of knowledge on the reasons behind the boldness and success of warlords using insurgency route to power. The paper argues that there are labyrinths of interwoven connectedness in the study of insurgency in East and Central Africa. These inter-related dynamics ,  if adequately understood  will be instructive to governments in preventing future rise of insurgency for the much desired peace, necessary for sustenance of development.



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How to Cite

Anaele, C. (2014). Insurgency in East and Central Africa: Trends and Inter-Connectivity. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(1). Retrieved from