Mercenarism in West Africa: A Threat to Ghana's Democracy?

"The highly destructive nature of contemporary warfare, particularly its impact on lives and property raises concern both in the corridors of power and among civil society. The paper holds that West African Security threats are very real, in terms of a recurrence, or an outbreak of a new conflict and the unconstitutional change of governments. These threats exist also in countries perceived to be relatively stable and peaceful with prospects of consolidating basic tenets of democracy and good governance. "