Dr Tonson Sango

Director of Operations at Books2Africa

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.
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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