Drivers of Conflict in the West African Sub-Region: How China’s Activities Are Escalating the Situation (Published)
Conflict is a phenomenon that is associated with human society anywhere. The frequency, intensity, dimension and causes of conflict vary from one society to another and also vary from time to time. This paper examines conflict situation in West Africa and the role of China in escalating conflict in the Sub region. This paper relies on primary and secondary sources of data. It reveals that West Africa’s enthusiasm for China may rapidly fade due to some social costs and ugly side of the China-West African relations. It concludes that, China has ideological fixations in foreign policy, coupled with investment opportunities to boost its domestic economy.