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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1$
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E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001

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Ethnicity and the Politics of Conflict: The Case of Matabeleland

Ethnicity and the Politics of Conflict: The Case of Matabeleland

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(p.305) 9 Ethnicity and the Politics of Conflict: The Case of Matabeleland
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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1
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JOCELYN ALEXANDER

JO ANN McGREGOR

TERENCE RANGER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0009

This chapter examines the ethnic and political conflicts in the Matabeleland region in Zimbabwe in relation to the role of conflict in complex humanitarian emergencies. This conflict, though not generally classified as a complex humanitarian emergency, provoked significant internal population displacements and refugee flows and it coincided with a severe drought. The absence of humanitarian intervention in the Matabeleland case was partly a product of the state's power to control access to information about the conflict.

Keywords:   humanitarian emergencies, ethnic conflict, political conflict, Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, population displacement, refugees, drought, humanitarian intervention

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