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Politics of Africa

In this channel you will find summaries on important domestic issues that inform today's political landscape in African countries, as well as summaries on their respective roles in international politics.


9 Book

The Rift

A New Africa Breaks Free
Alex Perry
Little, Brown US, 2015
9 Book


Stories from the Long Road to Freedom
Condoleezza Rice
Twelve, 2017
8 Article

What Happens in Sudan Doesn’t Stay in Sudan

Will Khartoum Become the Center of a New African Order or an Appendage of the Gulf?
Michael Woldemariam and Alden Young
Foreign Affairs, 2019
8 Article

‘State capture’

The corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa
Mark Gevisser
The Guardian, 2019
5 Article

Who Owns South Africa?

A fiercely debated program of land reform could address racial injustice – or cause chaos.
Ariel Levy
The New Yorker, 2019
7 Book

The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa

Money, War and the Business of Power
Alex de Waal
Polity Press, 2015
8 Book

Searching for Boko Haram

A History of Violence in Central Africa
Scott MacEachern
Oxford UP, 2018
8 Book

The Fate of Africa

A History of the Continent Since Independence
Martin Meredith
Public Affairs, 2011
8 Book

The Looting Machine

Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth
Tom Burgis
Public Affairs, 2016
7 Article

“They Eat Money”

How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption
Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan
The New York Times, 2018