conflict resolution requires richer neighbours
Posted May 30, 2006 11:12 UTC (Tue) by copsewood
In reply to: what about the thugs?
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When my brother visited Ghana to audition music and dance groups to perform in Scotland last year he travelled through rural areas on the local busses and reckoned crime was more of a problem in Glasgow than in Ghana. Most of the people there are dirt poor and determined to improve their lot by legitimate means. When the peaceful neighbours of the few places in Africa which suffer civil war can afford it, these neighbours will want to help in conflict resolution. So maybe the long-term solution to long-standing conflicts in places like Darfur, Congo and Seirra Leone will come from more rapidly-developing neighbours. Currently the UN has the will and the authority to do conflict resolution but not the funding.
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