Joshua Kwame Nkrumah

MA Candidate, Major Research Paper Stream

Thesis title: Explaining the Outcomes of Secessionist Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of External Actors

Supervisor: Dr. Isabelle Côté

I study the role external actors - states and other international bodies play in the outcomes of secessionist movements. This is a comparative study of two cases- South Sudan and Nigeria. The South Sudanese secessionist movement, the SPLA/M were able to secede from Sudan because they had significant external support. Conversely, the Biafran secessionist movement failed to secede from Nigeria in the 1970's because they did not secure enough external support.


Academics

BA Hons (University of Ghana)


Research Interests

  • Ethnic conflict and civil wars
  • Contentious politics
  • Terrorism and security studies

Conference Presentations

2017. "Explaining the Outcomes of Secessionist Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of External Actors." Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association, University of Moncton.

Contact

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