Africa Yearbook Volume 9

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2012


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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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 Senior Advisor/Director emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala, Sweden and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State. 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), University of Leiden, is an historian and political scientist at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, focusing on West Africa. He has written extensively on international relations issues (OAU, AU, ECOMOG) and he has also published an historical study on Niger, The Yearning for Relief: A History of the Sawaba Movement in Niger (Brill, 2013).

i. Preface
ii. List of Abbreviations
iii. Factual Overview

I. Sub-Saharan Africa (Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber & Klaas van Walraven)
II. United Nations and Sub-Saharan Africa (Valerio Bosco)
III. African-European Relations (Mark Furness)

IV. West Africa (Klaas van Walraven)
Benin (Eric Komlavi Hahonou)
Burkina Faso (Alexander Stroh)
Cape Verde (Gerhard Seibert)
Côte d’Ivoire (Bruno Losch)
Gambia (Alice Bellagamba)
Ghana (Kwesi Aning & Nancy Annan)
Guinea (Anita Schroven)
Guinea-Bissau (Christoph Kohl)
Liberia (Lansana Gberie)
Mali (Martin van Vliet)
Mauritania (Claes Olsson & Helena Olsson)
Niger (Klaas van Walraven)
Nigeria (Heinrich Bergstresser)
Senegal (Vincent Foucher)
Sierra Leone (Krijn Peters)
Togo (Dirk Kohnert)

V. Central Africa (Andreas Mehler)
Cameroon (Fanny Pigeaud)
Central African Republic (Andreas Mehler)
Chad (Han van Dijk)
Congo (Brett L. Carter)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Claudia Simons)
Equatorial Guinea (Alicia Campos)
Gabon (Douglas A. Yates)
São Tomé and Príncipe (Gerhard Seibert)

VI. Eastern Africa (Rolf Hofmeier)
Burundi (Stef Vandeginste)
Comoros (Rolf Hofmeier)
Djibouti (Rolf Hofmeier)
Eritrea (Nicole Hirt)
Ethiopia (Jon Abbink)
Kenya (Nic Cheeseman)
Rwanda (Susan Thomson)
Seychelles (Rolf Hofmeier)
Somalia (Jon Abbink)
South Sudan (Peter Woodward)
Sudan (Peter Woodward)
Tanzania (Kurt Hirschler & Rolf Hofmeier)
Uganda (Volker Weyel)

VII. Southern Africa (Henning Melber)
Angola (Jon Schubert)
Botswana (David Sebudubudu & Maitseo Bolaane)
Lesotho (Roger Southall)
Madagascar (Richard R. Marcus)
Malawi (Tiyesere Mercy Chikapa-Jamali & Lewis B. Dzimbiri)
Mauritius (Klaus-Peter Treydte)
Mozambique (Joseph Hanlon)
Namibia (Henning Melber)
South Africa (Sanusha Naidu)
Swaziland (John Daniel & Marisha Ramdeen)
Zambia (Henning Melber)
Zimbabwe (Amin Y. Kamete)

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