A large number of on-going conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa shares an under-studied common denominator. From Mali to Nigeria, Burkina Faso to South Sudan, and Chad to the Central African Republic, they all involve escalating tensions between pastoralists and farmers, claiming thousands of lives across the region. But these conflicts along the lower belt of the Sahara are instead often analyzed as revolving around radicalization, jihad or state failure. Might these just be superficial expressions of more complex dynamics, driving migration and conflict?
Danish Institute for International Studies hosted an event on ‘the cattle-conflict-climate change nexus: a moving frontline on the Sudano-Sahel?’ on November, the 8th at Copenhagen.
Event description, participants and registration here