Source: (2005) VOMA Connections. Winter 2005-2006(22):7-16.

Most traditional African communities had elaborate models of dealing with conflict and ensuring that there was harmony and peaceful coexistence among themselves and their neighbors. The concept of justice was elaborate and clearly defined, depending on the value systems of the group. The systems ensured that community and individual interests were propagated and efficient redress mechanisms were also in place in case individual needs were not adequately met. Therefore, it was uncommon to find the members who felt cheated by the justice system. (excerpt)

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