1st Edition

Transborder Pastoral Nomadism and Human Security in Africa Focus on West Africa

    122 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    122 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    122 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book examines the nexus between political borders, pastoral nomadism, and human security in Africa. It uses a host of applied interdisciplinary insights to analyse social, political, and cultural processes, circumstances, and consequences to showcase the human security crisis in the context of climate change, inter-group relations, leadership strategies, institutions, and governance within the region.

    With a special focus on West Africa and Nigeria, the volume discusses crucial themes that highlight the role of borders in the security architecture of the region which include,

    • Political economy of herdsmen-farmers’ conflicts in West Africa;

    • The scarcity-migration perspective of the Sahel region;

    • Population pressure, urbanization, and nomadic pastoral violence in West Africa;

    • Human trafficking and kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria;

    • Drivers of ‘labour’ migration of Fulani herders to Ghana, and other topics.

    A key contribution to a pressing issue, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of history, political science, anthropology, geography, international relations, literature, environmental science, and peace and conflict studies.

    1. Introduction

    Richard A. Olaniyan, Olukayode A. Faleye, and Inocent Moyo



    2. The Political Economy of Herdsmen-Farmers Conflicts in West Africa

    Opeyemi I. Aluko


    3. Farmers-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel Region of West Africa: The Scarcity-Migration Perspective

    Emmanuel T. Akov and Samuel Asua


    4. Population Pressure, Urbanisation and Nomadic Pastoral Violence in West Africa

    Afamefuna S. Ogbette



    5. Nomadic Pastoralism and Social Conflict in the Third-Generation Nigerian Poetry

    Solomon Awuzie


    6. Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict in Nigeria: A Threat to National Development

    Kwagha Beetseh and Markyaah Nongo 


    7. Transborder Nomadic Banditry and Degraded Democracy in Nigeria

    Dawood O. Egbefo and Sunday F. Babalola



    8. Drivers of ‘Labour’ Migration of Fulani Herders to Ghana

    Kaderi Noagah Bukari and  Patrick Osei-Kufuor


    9. Conclusion

    Richard A. Olaniyan, Olukayode A. Faleye, and Inocent Moyo



    Richard A. Olaniyan was for many years a Professor of History and International Relations at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he served as Dean of Arts. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL).

    Olukayode A. Faleye is Senior Lecturer in History and International Studies at Edo State University, Uzairue, Nigeria.

    Inocent Moyo is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Environmental Studies at University of Zululand, South Africa.