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By Heather Deegan

In the publish 9-11 worldwide setting Africa is status at a crossroads in overseas affairs because the mixed problems with politics, faith and safety allure renewed curiosity. whereas a few international locations appear to be relocating ahead with better degrees of self assurance, democracy and balance, others remain mired in clash, poverty and religious/ethnic department.

This textual content specializes in key modern matters that the continent faces, delivering a entire advent of present political, non secular, developmental and safeguard issues.

Features include:

  • Individual chapters dedicated to key matters together with health and wellbeing, gender, corruption, faith and the newly rising difficulties of human defense.

  • Case studies and certain research of topical matters, including:

    • Muslim/Christian clashes: Kano, Northern Nigeria

    • Conflict, hands and Reconstruction: Darfur and Sierra Leone

  • Comprehensive variety of nations discussed together with: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya Ethiopia, Uganda, Lesotho, Somalia, Namibia and Madagascar.

  • Fully up to date statistics together with basic study according to interviews carried out by way of the writer, delivering facts for either person international locations and the continent as a whole.

  • Boxed descriptions explaining truly the guidelines in very important topic components, akin to Islamic legislation and society

By drawing at the author’s empirical learn and situating dialogue in the context of wider debate, Africa this present day is designed either to introduce and to strengthen a deeper figuring out of this quickly altering continent an important textual content for all scholars of African politics and foreign Relations.




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