Dr Tonson Sango

Director of Operations at Books2Africa
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United Kingdom

Tonson has an MA and PhD in International Conflict Analysis and is an expert in international conflict analysis and the role of non-state actors such as African traditional rulers in the dynamics of protracted social conflicts.
  • Tonson has a PhD and an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, and a BA in History and International Studies from Babcock University.
  • He was previously a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies; Reading Committee member at Chevening; and has lectured International Relations and related subjects at the University of Kent, Cambridge Arts and Science College, London Foundation Campus, Cusano University and Florida State University.
  • He was awarded a bursary by the Institute for Historical Research to complete his PhD thesis on “The Role of Traditional Rulers in Protracted Communal Conflicts in Nigeria”.
  • He is a member of the Conflict Research Society and the Royal African Society.
  • He serves as the Director of Operations at Books2Africa.
Blog
Posted 8 Dec 2020
This thesis questions the view that the contemporary role of traditional African rulers is pre-dominantly in mediating and resolving social conflicts within States. The thesis argues that while Chiefs and Emirs in Nigeria play a significant role in resolving conflicts within their ethnic communities, their role is less significant when communal conflicts escalate in intensity and scope

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