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