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44th Edition

Africa South of the Sahara 2015

ISBN 9781857437362
Published December 8, 2014 by Routledge
1608 Pages

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Book Description

The definitive one-volume guide to all sub-Saharan African countries, providing invaluable economic, political, statistical and directory data.

New for 2015:

  • fully revised government lists for all countries
  • details on major news stories over the past 12 months
  • election results from Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, South Africa and Mauritania
  • new essays on Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mozambique and Uganda

General Survey

Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by experts on the region and covering both continent-wide and sub-regional issues.

Country Surveys

Individual chapters on every country incorporating:

  • essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economies
  • an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators
  • a full directory containing names, addresses and contact details for key areas such as the government, diplomatic representation, the media, finance, trade and industry, and defence
  • a useful bibliography, providing sources for further research.

Regional Information

Detailed information on regional organizations; commodities; research institutes; and select bibliographies of books and periodicals.

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Survey Economic Trends in Africa South of the Sahara Donald L. Sparks State Failure in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Responses Paul D. Williams China's Growing Involvement in Africa Ian Taylor Brazil's Engagement with Africa Gerhard Seibert Back to Basics: Decolonizing Democracy in Africa Olivia U. Rutazibwa The East African Community Duncan Woodside A Century of Development: Policy and Process in Sub-Saharan Africa Michael Jennings European Colonial Rule in Africa Richard Brown Dates of Independence of African Countries. Outline Political Map of Contemporary Africa Part 2: Country Surveys  Sections on geography, history, chronology and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country.  Part 3: Regional Information  Regional Organizations.  Major Commodities of Africa.  Calendars.  Research Institutes Concerned With Africa.  Select Bibliography (Books).  Select Bibliography (Periodicals).  Index of Regional Organizations. 

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‘This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to African countries and organizations.’ – International Affairs

‘The best thing of its kind on the market.’ – West Africa

‘A well-balanced, well-judged and remarkably comprehensive volume.’ – Times Literary Supplement

A Welcome addition to any library shelf.’ – Africa Events

'Those who wish to inform themselves on the present state of the continent will be well served by this comprehensive and detailed survey' - Reference Reviews