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.

Summaries

Will Khartoum Become the Center of a New African Order or an Appendage of the Gulf?

Michael Woldemariam and Alden Young

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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The corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa

Mark Gevisser

The Guardian, 2019

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A fiercely debated program of land reform could address racial injustice – or cause chaos.

Ariel Levy

The New Yorker, 2019

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Money, War and the Business of Power

Alex de Waal

Polity Press, 2015

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A History of Violence in Central Africa

Scott MacEachern

Oxford UP, 2018

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How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan

The New York Times, 2018

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A History of the Continent Since Independence

Martin Meredith

Public Affairs, 2011

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Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth

Tom Burgis

Public Affairs, 2016

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How a State Fails

Stuart A. Reid

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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