Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution. Peace as vehicle of unity and development. Conflict issues, Types of conflicts e.g Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts. Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa. Indigene/settler phenomenon, peace-building. Management of conflict and security. Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution. Developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping. Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR), dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution. Role of international orgaisations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African union, United Nations etc.

Level of Study: 200 Level