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The Casamance Separatism: From Independence Claim to Resource Logic

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In the 1980s, Senegalese ethnic harmony was tarnished by the emergence of the Mouvement des Forces Démocratiques de la Casamance (MFDC). The major demand of this organization was the independence of Casamance, a southern province of Senegal. In the initial years of the movement (1980-1990), the MFDC capitalized upon the grievances of the local populations, and received ...more
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Chris Fellows
Nov 02, 2013 Chris Fellows rated it liked it
This is a thesis turned into a book, and I felt it was lacking in both the qualitative and quantitative details that could have brought the story of this forgotten war to life.

This book gave me the valuable knowledge that there are not only blood diamonds, but blood cashews: harvested from plantations rendered off-limits to their rightful owners by landmines, and smuggled into Guinea-Bissau from Casamance to be sold as the main means of supporting a violent uprising.
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