International Journal of
Peace and Development Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Peace and Dev. Stud
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6621
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 87


Domestic rebellion in Africa: Between intelligence failures and the failure of governance

I. S. Ogundiya
Department of Political Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 2C63188606
  • Vol.1(2), pp. 25-31 , November 2010
  •  Accepted: 15 October 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010



Political rebellion has remained a major staple of Africa’s political economy. The rebellion is multifaceted and multifarious. Consequently, several explanations are competing for attention in the literatures. This paper examines the upsurge of political rebellion in Africa in the recent time. It argues that the surge and spread of political rebellion in Africa is largely a function of the failure of governance and less the failure of security and/or intelligence.


Key words: Africa, rebellion, intelligence, governance, democracy.