Africa Yearbook Volume 13

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2016

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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 works as a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and as a research professor at VU University, Amsterdam. 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.

Sebastian Elischer, Ph.D. (2010) in Comparative Politics, Jacobs University Bremen, is assistant professor of comparative politics at the University of Florida. He is the author of Political Parties and Ethnicity in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has published on institutional change, identities and democratization in Africa.

Andreas Mehler, Ph.D. (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 is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.

Henning Melber, Ph.D. (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 is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.


Table of contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Factual Overview
List of Authors

Part 1



Sub-Saharan Africa
 Jon Abbink, Sebastian Elischer, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber

Part 2



African-European Relations
 Christine Hackenesch and Niels Keijzer

Part 3



West Africa
 Sebastian Elischer

Benin
 Alexander Stroh

Burkina Faso
 Daniel Eizenga

Cabo Verde
 Gerhard Seibert

Côte d’Ivoire
 Alfred Babo

The Gambia
 Alice Bellagamba

Ghana
 Jennifer C. Boylan

Guinea
 Anita Schroven

Guinea-Bissau
 Christoph Kohl

Liberia
 Lansana Gberie

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
 Claudia Simons

Equatorial Guinea
 Joseph N. Mangarella

Gabon
 Douglas Yates

São Tomé and Príncipe
 Gerhard Seibert

Part 5



Eastern Africa
 Jon Abbink

Burundi
 Stef Vandeginste

Comoros
 Simon Massey

Djibouti
 Nicole Hirt

Eritrea
 Nicole Hirt

Ethiopia
 Jon Abbink

Kenya
 Gabrielle Lynch

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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