Violent Conflicts in Africa: Types, Trends, Challenges and the International Criminal Court

  • Linus Nnabuike Malu
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)


In the last sixty years, many countries in Africa witnessed various types of violent conflicts, wars and mass killings, attributable to the difficult and challenging pasts of most countries in Africa, and the problems of development/governance. This chapter traces the history of violent conflicts in Africa and explores the nature and the types of violent conflicts common in Africa in the last sixty years, the patterns and trends of violent conflicts common in Africa and the ICC’s interventions in conflict situations in Africa. The central objective of this chapter is to examine the dynamics of the interaction between violent conflicts in Africa and the ICC’s interventions.


Africa Violent conflict Peace ICC intervention Conflict resolution Development 


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  • Linus Nnabuike Malu
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  1. 1.International Law ConsultantArmidaleAustralia

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