This study was designed to examine the impact of the armed conflicts in Great Lakes
Region on security to local communities of Kasulu in Kigoma Region, Tanzania.
The purpose of the study was to study the nature of the great lakes region conflict, its
effects to the local communities in Tanzania, and the capacity challenges among the
conflict stakeholders in addressing the problem in the region. This study was carried
out in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region in the villages of Manyovu, Nyarubanda,
Bisale and Mkongolo. A descriptive research technique was employed in this study
in order to get hold of the status of the problem, effects and the strategies in place
towards addressing it. Both random and purposive sampling designs were used to get
a sample size of 100 respondents. Data from primary sources were gathered using
questionnaires, focus group discussions and interviews. Both qualitative and
quantitative instruments were employed to analyze the field data.
Generally, the findings from the study revealed that despite the presence of various
measures that have been taken to address the phenomenon, there are still several
problems on security matters that are due to the ongoing armed conflicts in the Great
Lakes Region. Given the situation above, the study concludes that persistence of
armed conflicts in the Great Lake Region poses a security dilemma that lead to
massive impacts to the respective countries especially local communities like in the
study area. The study, therefore, recommends that local and international actors
should put together their efforts in search for a sustainable solution to the problem.
This is important in order to avoid more problems that would affect peoples‟ lives
and their properties: being forced to leave their farms with the fear created by the
illegal immigrants, hunger and famine to some households, and lives of innocent
people in the study area.
SSA, R (2021). The Impact Of Great Lakes Armed Conflicts On Security To Local Communities: The Case Of Kasulu District In Kigoma Region. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-great-lakes-armed-conflicts-on-security-to-local-communities-the-case-of-kasulu-district-in-kigoma-region
Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Great Lakes Armed Conflicts On Security To Local Communities: The Case Of Kasulu District In Kigoma Region" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-great-lakes-armed-conflicts-on-security-to-local-communities-the-case-of-kasulu-district-in-kigoma-region . Accessed 13 May. 2021.
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Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Great Lakes Armed Conflicts On Security To Local Communities: The Case Of Kasulu District In Kigoma Region" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-great-lakes-armed-conflicts-on-security-to-local-communities-the-case-of-kasulu-district-in-kigoma-region