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Ethnic Tensions in Liberia"s National Identity Crisis

Problems and Possibilities

by Emmanuel, T Dolo

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Published by Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa - West,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Nonfiction / Social Science,
  • History : Africa - West,
  • Political Science : Political Ideologies - Nationalism,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Political Ideologies - Nationalism,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11832509M
    ISBN 100977090418
    ISBN 109780977090419
    OCLC/WorldCa167764196

    The quest for identity embodies the value of the first principle of being: the principle of identity. This principle states that every being is determined in itself, is one with itself and is consistent with itself. The knowledge of the identity of a thing helps you know what the thing in question is and what may be legitimately attributed to File Size: 71KB. Ethnic Identity. Although ethnic divisions and conflicts existed prior to colonialism, these tended to be “”largely part of the nation-building process in which small groups were driven by the dynamics of change to integrate into, and coalesce with bigger, larger and more organized ones” (Falola, Doron, & .

    Ethnic tensions and economic crisis Extracted from the Wikipedia article on Yugoslavia in The post-World War Two Yugoslavia was in many respects a model of how to build a multinational state. The Federation was constructed against a double background: an inter-war Yugoslavia which had been dominated by Serbian ruling class; and a war-time. Liberia Coat of Arms: Liberia's coat of arms features a shield displaying a picture of a 19th century ship arriving to the country (a symbol of the freed slaves brought from the United States). Below the shield is the name of the country displayed on a ribbon, and above is the national : John Moen.

    The judge apparently inferred or explicitly stated in a paper that the crisis was the beginning of the Liberian crisis. She felt a great "evil" was committed when thirteen "Americo Liberians" were executed by an indigenous led -government. Conflict and State Security in the Horn of Africa 41 that determine relationships. This is what specialists (Schluter & Lee, ) treat as "The R Factor". The basis of understanding conflict, security and col-lective well-being of people includes relationships that dominate interac-tions of two or more entities in contact with one another.


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Ethnic tensions in Liberia's national identity crisis. Cherry Hill, N.J.: Africana Homestead Legacy. Buy a cheap copy of Ethnic Tensions in Liberia's National book by Emmanuel, T Dolo. Analyzes Liberian history to show how ethnic bigotry caused a toxic political, social, and cultural crisis that culminated in its civil wars from to Free shipping over $ [] Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ethnic Tensions in Liberia's National Identity Crisis by T Dolo Emmanuel ISBN ISBN Liberia (/ l aɪ ˈ b ɪər i ə / ()), officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest. It covers an area ofsquare kilometres (43, sq mi) and has a population of around 4, Calling code: + "The government must seriously address the inter-ethnic tensions that have been fuelled by land ownership and tenure issues." Johnny McClain, Liberia's Information Minister told reporters after a regular cabinet meeting on Thursday that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf would set up a committee to look into the problems in Nimba.

Ethnicity is more than skin color or physical characteristics, more than language, song, and dance. It is the embodiment of values, institutions, and patterns of behavior, a composite whole. The Crisis of Identity in Africa: A Call for Subjectivity Thomas Kochalumchuvattil Introduction he humanitarian problems of Africa are manifest and widespread.

Periodic occurrences of ethnic cleansing as seen in Rwanda, the ongoing conflict in Darfur-Sudan, the breakdown of democracy under the. Ethnic and national identity among second-generation immigrant adolescents in France: The role of social context and family Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Adolescence 31(2) May Author: Colette Sabatier.

Africa is in crisis and at war with herself. We do not trust anything African. Our women are running away from their pretty dark skins to a lighter skin.

We spend billions of dollars importing skin toning creams and fake hair yearly. Our young men and women prefer to be identified as westerners. 50 geography and peopleS1 Liberia is located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa and encompasses a territory of 43, square miles.1 The country shares borders with Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, and Côte d’Ivoire to the east.2 The country is rich in natural resources including iron ore, timber, diamonds, and gold, and provides a favorable environment for growing File Size: 1MB.

Ethnicity and ethnic lineage have had an important role in the Liberian conflicts, and continue to contribute to tensions and occasional violence in the country (see “Background”).

Although 40% of the respondents identified ethnicity and ethnic divisions as one of the causes of the civil wars, few respondents (4%) identified ethnic. The economy of Liberia is extremely underdeveloped, largely due to the First Liberian Civil War from – Liberia itself is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.

UntilLiberia's economy was among the more developed and fastest-growing in Sub-Saharan Africa, but after the coup d'état, it declined, and the civil war destroyed much of Liberia's economy GDP: $ billion (PPP) ( est.), Rank: ( est.).

Are you saying Liberia has more than 16 tribes or that a tribe is bigger than an ethnic group. I still have yet to know the National Identity of my tribe 'Sarpo Tribe' which some historians refer to as Sarpo Krahn for the Sarpo people(Putu) in Grand Gedeh County and Krahn Bush Kru for those in Sinoe County.

Hope to hearing from you. Rethinking the African Identity Crisis. the paper traces the incessant ethnic/tribal conflicts or the civil wars on a large scale that have pummeled various African societies since.

capacities for peace include: reconciliation activities, Liberian national identity, and interfaith dialogue. Conflict and violence profile. Current levels of overt conflict in Liberia are relatively low, and there has been no large-scale violence since the end of the civil war in (Paczynska, et al.

Since then, ethnic tensions, political instability, a brutal and senseless civil war which degenerated to ethnic cleansing engulfed the once peaceful nation in the West Coast of Africa. From my view point, the problem of ethnicity in Liberia is linked with the question of competing loyalties.

International Crisis Group published a Conflict Risk Alert on Guinea that warns of a deteriorated situation and appeals to the national government and the international community to protect civilians from further clashes and hold the military accountable.

These combinations create conditions, which, persons so inclined, have used to mobilize people along ethnic lines, to the detriment of the national body polity, and of the country. Liberia’s relatively small land area and population offer both limitations and opportunities on how we redress its ethnic circumstances.

Liberian Conflict. By the late s Liberia had effectively ceased to exist as a state. For years after independence, the Republic of Liberia was a one-party state ruled by the Americo. The African American community, therefore, fails to reasonably pass down its rich history, an action that greatly contributes to this identity crisis.

In a situation where some parents and teachers wish to engage children in activities that promote the development of racial knowledge, pride, and connection, there is a risk of offsetting racial.ethnic concerns that have contributed to the crisis.

It argues that the current Liberian Civil War is the consequence of the socio-economic policies and political structures implemented by the freed slaves from America, who settled in the country in These policies discriminated against the indigenous Liberians, causing discontent among them.National Identity.

The first settlers were augmented by recently manumitted slaves from the United States and "recaptured Africans" or "Congos" taken from smugglers after the slave trade was abolished in Over time, these disparate groups merged to become Americo-Liberians.