JASSD - Journal of African Studies and Sustainable Development (Vol. 5 No. 1, 2022) INDIGENOUS METHODS OF PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (RESOULTION) IN AFRICA Ezesuokwo Johnpaul Ejike


Traditional African societies and elsewhere are known to hold sacred peace-making processes locked in their own ways, formed from centuries of customs and traditions before the disruption of colonial administration, and introduction of arbitration and adjudication, which are antithesis to traditional method. These modern methods of peace building and conflict resolution are rather defective in dealing with the challenges posed by modern conflict in Africa. The objective of the study is to examine and explain the indigenous methods of peace building and conflict management among the of people Africa. The paper relied on secondary sources and is descriptive in nature. It found that the traditional conflict resolution method as practiced in African society is better than the modern adjudicative method of peace building and conflict resolution, because it is faster and non-adversarial. The paper therefore, recommend incorporation of to traditional method of dispute management and resolution in the modern system because it is cheaper and friendlier.

Keywords: Peace building, Indigenous method, conflict resolution, Africa

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