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UTG holds forum on conflict systems in West Africa

Mar 7, 2013, 9:25 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The University of The Gambia (UTG) recently held a presentation on “Conflict systems in West Africa and the role of ECOWAS,” at a forum held at the UTG Brikama campus auditorium.

Pierre Gomez, acting Dean at the School of Arts and Sciences, thanked Professor Oumar Ndongo for the guidance and support he has been rendering to the UTG.

Noting that the students will learn something gainful in the presentation, he said, the School of Arts and Sciences will not entertain any activity that has nothing to do with academics.

In his presentation, Professor Oumar Ndongo, said conflicts occur when two or more parties pursue objectives that are incompatible.

He said conflict can be positive, if progress is reached after contradictions and confrontations. But he was quick to say that violent conflict can be destructive.

He also said when there is crisis somewhere people think it is the state that is responsible for the protection of its citizens, but there are new concepts in place in case states failed to act on crisis.