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

A Story of War and What Comes After

Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Crown, 2018

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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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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 Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan

The New York Times, 2018

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How a State Fails

Stuart A. Reid

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

Howard W. French

Knopf, 2014

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Assessing the World’s Extreme Poverty-Related Trajectories for 2030

John W. McArthur and Krista Rasmussen

Brookings Institution, 2016

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