Five violent tensions between African countries that show why Pan-Africanism is a difficult goal

Nii Ntreh December 18, 2019
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The Western Sahara conflict is the continent’s longest ongoing international border dispute and independence struggle. Photo Credit:

The Western Sahara conflict

This is by far the longest enduring border conflict and modern quest for independence on the African continent. It is a conflict that has seen intermittent wars since 1970 between the Western Sahara nationalist group, Polisario Front, and Morocco.

While Morocco claims the land of Western Sahara belongs to the kingdom, Polisario has been defending the belief that Western Saharawis are a distinct nation.

The elaborate nature of this conflict has even drawn Mauritania into the violent melee at one point.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: December 18, 2019


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