Political and Economic Causes of Civil Wars in African Countries Based on Econometric Findings

This paper argues whether civil wars in Africa have economic and political impacts. The approach is based on theory in which rebels will carriage a civil war. Using legit approaches the propositions were tested empirically. In particular, six variables, GDP per capita growth rate in the preceding period, the amount of natural resources, peace period, democracy, social fractionalization, and population size are significant and strong determinants of the duration and the probability of civil wars. The role of policy is the combination of economic diversification, starvation and population deflate, and political reforms so as to avoid emulation situations in African countries.

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