Exploring the Nexus between Peace-building Techniques and National Development in Contemporary Africa (Published)
The difficulty of peace-building and development remains a burning issue in the African continent. There have been several attempts to bring about peace in the continent that did not produce the expected results. Enormous resources have been used to facilitate/promote peace accords, which frequently collapsed under the weight of conflicting interests. It is vital to investigate whether there are any more peace-building techniques that may be used to supplement current initiatives to promote peace in the continent. This paper explores indigenous African methods and contemporary measures for fostering social cohesion/inclusion and peace-building. The research employs the thematic interpretative and historical analysis in the data collection process. The study is anchored on conflict resolution theory. The paper starts by examining the justification for why establishing peace is critical. The next section of the paper examines how indigenous and contemporary methods are helping in the promotion of peace in Africa. It also looks at how these methods highlight the significance of encouraging social inclusion. Last but not the least, is the question of how to create Pan-African unity.