Conflicts and Contemporary Migrations and Their Effects on National Development in Africa

Author Name

Adagba Okpaga

Author Address

Center for Peace and Development Studies, Benue State University, Makurdi, [email protected]


Conflict and migration, African diaspora


The New World Order which has introduced new agenda to its activities, agenda that have only been modified to suit contemporary times, has  a long history of existence. These agenda include among others, issues of the environment, health, communication, terrorism, population movements and migrations, women empowerment, poverty and good governance. In the aftermath of the cold war more emphasis has been placed on them at both the national and international levels of socio-economic and political development. Of these issues,  migrations and good governance have become more profound as they have generated attendance problems of conflicts and poverty. This has been aggravated by the opportunities provided by the globalization of transport, communication, freedom of movement and the agitation for good governance, all of which have encouraged interconnectivities between peoples and processes. While a lot of benefits have been derived from these agenda of the new world order, the conflicts, poverty and migration it has generated, have their effects and implications for national development. It is thus, the effects of these conflicts and migration on National development in Africa that this paper intends to discuss.    


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