Africa Yearbook Volume 14

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2017

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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 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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Biographical Note

Jon Abbink is a professor of Politics & Governance in Africa at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. His interests are political anthropology, ethno-history, and culture and religion in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia). Current research projects are on Ethiopian regional history and livelihoods, the rhetoric and practice of ‘development’, and religion and community formation in Northeast Africa.

Victor Adetula, PhD (1996), is Head of Research, Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden), and Professor of International Relations & Development Studies at the University of Jos (Nigeria). He was previously Claude Ake Visiting Professor at the University of Uppsala (2013), Head Division of Africa and African Integration at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Nigeria (2012), Nelson Mandela Chair of African Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2011), and Director of the Centre for Development Studies, University of Jos (1998- 2001).

Andreas Mehler, PhD (1993) in Political Science, University of Hamburg, is Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor of Political Science at the University of Freiburg. He has published extensively on democratisation processes and violent conflicts in West and Central Africa. With Henning Melber he was managing editor of Africa Spectrum.

Henning Melber, PhD (1980) in Political Science, University of Bremen, is Director emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Senior Research Fellow of The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden; 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 was managing editor of Africa Spectrum.

Table of contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Factual Overview
List of Authors

Part 1

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber

Part 2

African-European Relations
Christine Hackenesch and Niels Keijzer

Part 3

West Africa
Victor Adetula

Benin
Alexander Stroh

Burkina Faso
Daniel Eizenga

Cabo Verde
Gerhard Seibert

Côte d’Ivoire
Jesper Bjarnesen

The Gambia
Alice Bellagamba

Ghana
Jennifer C. Boylan

Guinea
Anita Schroven

Guinea-Bissau
Christoph Kohl

Liberia
Franzisca Zanker

Mali
Bruce Whitehouse

Mauritania
Helena Olsson and Claes Olsson

Niger
Klaas van Walraven

Nigeria
Heinrich Bergstresser

Senegal
Mamadou Bodian

Sierra Leone
Krijn Peters

Togo
Dirk Kohnert

Part 4

Central Africa
Andreas Mehler

Cameroon
Fanny Pigeaud

Central African Republic
Andreas Mehler

Chad
Ketil Fred Hansen

Congo
Brett L. Carter

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Janosch Kullenberg

Equatorial Guinea
Joseph N. Mangarella

Gabon
Douglas Yates

São Tomé and Príncipe
Gerhard Seibert

Part 5

Eastern Africa
Jon Abbink

Burundi
Tomas van Acker

Comoros
Simon Massey

Djibouti
Nicole Hirt

Eritrea
Nicole Hirt

Ethiopia
Jon Abbink

Kenya
Nanjala Nyabola

Rwanda
Yolande Bouka

Seychelles
Anthoni van Nieuwkerk and Jon Abbink

Somalia
Jon Abbink

South Sudan
Daniel Large

Sudan
Jean-Nicolas Bach and Clément Deshayes

Tanzania
Kurt Hirschler and Rolf Hofmeier

Uganda
Volker Weyel

Part 6

Southern Africa
Henning Melber

Angola
Jon Schubert

Botswana
David Sebudubudu

Lesotho
Roger Southall

Madagascar
Richard R. Marcus

Malawi
George Dzimbiri and Lewis Dzimbiri

Mauritius
Tor Sellström

Mozambique
Joseph Hanlon

Namibia
Henning Melber

South Africa
Sanusha Naidu

Swaziland
Marisha Ramdeen

Zambia
Edalina Rodrigues Sanches

Zimbabwe
Amin Y. Kamete

Readership

Students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

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