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Conflict in the great lakes region of Africa : the Burundi experience, 1993-2000

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dc.contributor.advisor Cuthbertson, Gregor en
dc.contributor.advisor Snail, Mgwebi Lavin, 1952- en Check, Nicasius Achu en 2009-08-25T10:57:39Z 2009-08-25T10:57:39Z 2009-08-25T10:57:39Z 2005-01-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Check, Nicasius Achu (2009) Conflict in the great lakes region of Africa : the Burundi experience, 1993-2000, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Burundi became a German protectorate in August 1884. Prior to the establishment of a protectorate, the territory was ruled by Mwamis (kings) who exercised a kind of quasi-divine system of administration. Conflictual relations were quickly dealt with within this complex structure. During the German and later Belgian colonial administrations, these political structures were redefined and a social class structure based on wealth was created. Forced class division became entrenched in the social fabric of Burundian society and the hierarchical system became even more prominent at independence in July 1962. Successive post-colonial regimes have failed to bridge the social gap. The International Community, through initiatives by the United Nations, the Africa Union, Jimmy Carter, Julius Nyerere and Nelson Mandela have attempted to resolve the political impasse. The dissertation is an attempt to reconstruct the causes of the various crises since 1962 and to reassess whether the various facilitators has succeeded in their tasks. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (174, [21] leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Burundi en
dc.subject Ethnocide en
dc.subject Ethnicity en
dc.subject Ethnic cleansing en
dc.subject Genocide en
dc.subject Ethnic superiority en
dc.subject Arms proliferation en
dc.subject Twa en
dc.subject Hutu en
dc.subject Tutsi en
dc.subject Belgian Colonialism en
dc.subject German Colonialism en
dc.subject.ddc 967.57204
dc.subject.lcsh Genocide -- Burundi
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnicity -- Burundi
dc.subject.lcsh Arms race -- Burundi
dc.subject.lcsh Hutu (African people)
dc.subject.lcsh Tutsi (African people)
dc.subject.lcsh Batwa (African people)
dc.subject.lcsh Burundi -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Burundi -- Ethnic relations
dc.title Conflict in the great lakes region of Africa : the Burundi experience, 1993-2000 en
dc.type Dissertation en en
dc.description.department History en M.A. en

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