Africa Yearbook Volume 8: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2011

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The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough ...

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Overview

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004233980
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Series: Africa Yearbook , #8
  • Edition description: xvi, 560 pp.
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andreas Mehler Ph.D. (1993) in Political Science, University of Hamburg, is Director of the Institute of African Affairs, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. He has published extensively on democratisation processes and violent conflicts in West and Central Africa. With Henning Melber he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.
Henning Melber, Ph.D. (1980) in Political Science, University of Bremen, is Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala/Sweden and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. He has published extensively on Southern Africa and in particular Namibia. With Andreas Mehler he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.
Klaas van Walraven Ph.D. (1997) in Political Science, University of Leiden, is a researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. He has published on Africa’s international relations (OAU, AU, ECOMOG) and is working on a history of the Sawaba rebellion in Niger (1954-1975).
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Table of Contents

i Preface vii

ii List of Abbreviations ix

iii Factual Overview xiii

I Sub-Saharan Africa Andreas Mehler Henning Melber Klaas van Walraven 1

II United Nations and Sub-Saharan Africa Linnéa Gelot 15

III African-European Relations Mark Furness 29

IV West Africa Klaas van Walraven 45

Benin Eric Komlavi Hahonou 57

Burkina Faso Alexander Stroh 65

Cape Verde Gerhard Seibert 73

Cote d'lvoire Bruno Losch 79

Gambia Alice Bellagamba 91

Ghana Michael Amoah 97

Guinea Mike McGovern 107

Guinea-Bissau Christoph Kohl 115

Liberia Lansana Gberie & Aaron Weah 123

Mali Martin van Vliet 129

Mauritania Claes Olsson Helena Olsson 137

Niger Klaas van Walraven 145

Nigeria Heinrich Bergstresser 155

Senegal Vincent Foucher 171

Sierra Leone Krijn Peters 183

Togo Dirk Kohnert 191

V Central Africa Andreas Mehler 199

Cameroon Fanny Pigeaud 207

Central African Republic Andreas Mehler 219

Chad Han van Dijk 227

Republic of Congo John F. Clark 235

Democratic Republic of the Congo Claudia Simons 243

Equatorial Guinea Alicia Campos 257

Gabon Douglas A. Yates 265

Sao Tome and Principe Gerhard Seibert 273

VI Eastern Africa Rolf Hofmeier 279

Burundi Stef Vandeginste 295

Comoros Rolf Hofmeier 305

Djibouti Rolf Hofmeier 311

Eritrea Nicole Hirt 319

Ethiopia Jon Abbink 329

Kenya Nic Cheeseman 343

Rwanda Susan Thomson 357

Seychelles Rolf Hofmeier 371

Somalia Jon Abbink 377

South Sudan Peter Woodward 387

Sudan Peter Woodward 395

Tanzania Kurt Hirschler & Rolf Hofmeier 407

Uganda Volker Weyel 421

VII Southern Africa Henning Melber 431

Angola Jon Schubert 443

Botswana David Sebudubudu & Maitseo Bolaane 455

Lesotho Roger Southall 461

Madagascar Richard R. Marcus 467

Malawi Tiyesere Mercy Chikapa-Jamali Lewis Baison Dzimbiri 475

Mauritius Klaus-Peter Treydte 485

Mozambique Joseph Hanlon 491

Namibia Henning Melber 501

South Africa Ineke van Kessel 511

Swaziland John Daniel & Marisha Ramdeen 527

Zambia Gero Erdmann 533

Zimbabwe Amin Y. Kamete 545

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