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Abiodun Alao has provided us with an effulgent book on a timely topic. This work transcends the perfunctory analyses that exist on natural resources and their role in African conflicts. –Abdul Karim Bangura, Researcher-In-Residence at the Center for Global Peace, and professor of International Relations and Islamic Studies, School of International Service, American University

Here is another important work from one of Africa’s finest scholars on Conflict and Security Studies. Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa is a treasure of scholarship and insight, with great depth and thoroughness, and it will put us in Abiodun Alao’s debt for quite some time to come. –Amos Sawyer, Co-director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University

As extensive in information as it is rich in analysis, Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa should help this generation of scholars appreciate the enormity and complexity of Africa’s conflicts and provide the next generation with a methodology that breaks down disciplinary boundaries. –Akanmu G. Adebayo, Executive Director, Institute for Global Initiatives, Kennesaw State University

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