African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403

Book Review

Amadu Sesay’s Civil Wars, Child Soldiers and Post Conflict Peace Building in West Africa, Lagos

Egbe, Olawari D.J
  • Egbe, Olawari D.J
  • Political Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 03 January 2014
  •  Published: 31 March 2014


The end of the cold war triggered civil wars in West Africa and beyond. These wars were, in the first instance, caused by ethnic struggles for political supremacy, economic control of natural resources, issues of unemployment, poverty, etc. An immediate byproduct of all these civil wars was the ugly phenomenon of child soldiers (a combatant below 18 years) in the annals of African history. “Civil Wars, Child Soldiers and Post-Conflict Peace Building in West Africa” as edited by Amadu Sesay captures not only the phenomenon but their reintegration into civil society.