Political Handbook of Africa, 2007 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604263776
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263770
  • DDC: 320.9603
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 1140 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Political Handbook of Africa 2007 is your personal guide to the politics and issues of this vast, diverse continent. Important topics covered include religious and ethnic conflict, political and economic development, debt burdens, the legacy of colonialism, and the persistence of political corruption. Sub-regional issues include terrorism in north Africa, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, allegations of war crimes in Liberia, turmoil in Somalia, and more.

Modeled after the renowned Political Handbook of the World, this regional political guide provides thorough, accurate, and timely information in a single, affordably priced volume. Political Handbook of Africa 2007 covers the governments and political parties within each country and on the intergovernmental organizations operating within each region.

Political Handbook of Africa 2007 offers an in-depth, unbiased introductory essay that analyzes the issues, trends, and events that affect the entire region. Extensive coverage of sub-regional topics makes this book a valuable reference tool for researchers interested in the politics of Africa. Libraries serving all types of audiences - academic, high school, public, and professional - will want this resource available.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Regional Political Handbooks of the World.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Intergovernmental Organization Abbreviations.
1: Introduction.
2: Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa.
3: Governments.
4: Algeria.
5: Angola.
6: Benin.
7: Botswana.
8: Burkina Faso.
9: Burundi.
10: Cameroon.
11: Cape Verde.
12: Central African Republic.
13: Chad.
14: Comoro Islands.
15: Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
16: Congo, Republic of the.
17: Côte D'Ivoire.
18: Djibouti.
19: Egypt.
20: Equatorial Guinea.
21: Eritrea.
22: Ethiopia.
23: Gabon.
24: Gambia.
25: Ghana.
26: Guinea.
27: Guinea-Bissau.
28: Kenya.
29: Lesotho.
30: Liberia.
31: Libya.
32: Madagascar.
33: Malawi.
34: Mali.
35: Mauritania.
36: Mauritius.
37: Morocco.
38: Mozambique.
39: Namibia.
40: Niger.
41: Nigeria.
42: Rwanda.
43: Sao Tome and Principe.
44: Senegal.
45: Seychelles.
46: Sierra Leone.
47: Somalia.
48: Somaliland.
49: South Africa.
50: Sudan.
51: Swaziland.
52: Tanzania.
53: Togo.
54: Tunisia.
55: Uganda.
56: Zambia.
57: Zimbabwe.
58: Intergovernmental Organizations.
59: African Union (AU).
60: Arab League.
61: Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
62: Arab Monetary Fund (AMF).
63: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
64: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
65: Commonwealth, The.
66: Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).
67: Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU).
68: Council of the Entente.
69: East African Community (EAC).
70: Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC).
71: Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL).
72: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS/CEDEAO).
73: Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
74: Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).
75: Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
76: International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF).
77: Mano River Union.
78: Nonaligned Movement (NAM).
79: Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC).
80: Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
81: Permanent Interstate Committee on Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS).
82: Regional and Subregional Development Banks.
83: Southern African Development Community (SADC).
84: United Nations (UN).
85: West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).
Appendix A: Chronology of Major African Events, 2006.
Appendix B: Serials List.