Thirdly, the majority of these conflicts are conducted by ideologically deficient groups that are very indisciplined. Hence, the committing of war-
crimes ─ killings of non
-combatants, killing of prisoners of war, raping of women, abductions of civilians, sex slaves, etc., etc.
The ideology of sectarianism is a pseudo ─ ideology that is
always pushed by parasites at the expense of the real interests of the people. What are the real interests of the people? The most fundamental interest of the people is security of the persons and their property. The second most important interest is prosperity in economic terms
and welfare. One crucial element in prosperity is trade ─
i.e. the exchange of goods and services. Especially in the capitalist era, this exchange of goods and services has formed a very vibrant dynamic. Even before the onset of colonialism, however, during the feudal era, the communities in Africa were engaged in trade, by the means of barter trade
. This exchange of goods and services was especially vibrant between different tribes,