International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
The African Organizational and indigenous efforts towards peacekeeping and conflict resolution: Lessons from the CAR conflict 2002-2016



The prevalence of conflict has remained a major feature in post independent Africa. The excitement that greeted Africa’s independence in the early 1960s soon dissipated as the continent got engulfed in conflicts. The African continent therefore has been seriously affected by wars and conflicts that ranged from ritualized vendettas of tribal society to the revolutionary guerillas of modern times. Within the period 2002-2016, the Central African Republic was engrossed in a civil war that attracted sustained internal and external efforts towards its resolution. This study focuses on the African organizational as well as indigenous efforts in the resolution of the CAR Conflict. The paper is divided into two parts excluding the introduction and the conclusion. Part one deals with the roles of the various African Organizations towards the resolution of the conflict while the second part dwells on the role of indigenous NGOs and Civil Society Organizations. The paper argues that conflicts in Africa can be better and effectively handled by organizations and groups within Africa. This is logical as they can easily relate to the conflict and therefore more likely to understand the issues at stake. They should mostly depend on the international community for financial and logistical support if the need arises. The study is based on the use of primary and secondary sources that are keenly analyzed to arrive at its conclusions.