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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
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
9 Book

China’s Second Continent

How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
Howard W. French
Knopf, 2014
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
7 Article

“They Eat Money”

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

Congo’s Slide into Chaos

How a State Fails
Stuart A. Reid
Foreign Affairs, 2018
8 Report

How Close to Zero?

Assessing the World’s Extreme Poverty-Related Trajectories for 2030
John W. McArthur and Krista Rasmussen
Brookings Institution, 2016

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

A Story of War and What Comes After
Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Crown, 2018
8 Report
Sustainable Development Solutions Network Secretariat
Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2015