This book examines the evolution of African armed forces, their impact on the societies in which they operate, and their current capabilities, with special attention to their effectiveness as military institutions.
Introduction: African Armies—An Analytical Approach Part 1: Trends in the Evolution of African Armies 1. From "Armies of Africans" to "African Armies": The Evolution of Military Forces in Africa 2. Peacekeeping and Warmaking: Future Military Challenges in Africa 3. From Liberation to Modernization: Transforming Revolutionary Paramilitary Forces into Standing Professional Armies 4. Dynamics of Military Rule in Black Africa Part 2: Current African Military Capabilities 5. Sub-Saharan Africa's Changing Military Capabilities 6. African Ground Forces 7. African Air Forces 8. African Sea Forces