Journal

New Africa Spectrum 1/2017

The journal covers current issues and events in Africa as well as Africa's role within the international system.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 52, No. 1 (2017)

Research Articles

  • Eric Mutisya Kioko: Conflict Resolution and Crime Surveillance in Kenya: Local Peace Committees and Nyumba Kumi
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  • Frankline A. Ndi, Simon Batterbury: Land Grabbing and the Axis of Political Conflicts: Insights from Southwest Cameroon
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  • Seign-goura Yorbana: Representations of Oil in Chad: A Blessing or a Curse?
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Analyses and Reports

  • Christof Hartmann: ECOWAS and the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia
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  • Aghogho Akpome: Late Capitalism, Urbanisation, and Cultures of Economic "Survivalism" in the BBC’s Welcome to Lagos
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Book Reviews

  • Ulf Engel: Review: Review: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, Justice and the Politics of Life (2016)
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  • Heinrich Bergstresser: Review: Roman Loimeier, Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa (2016)
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  • Roger Southall: Review: Dale McKinley, South Africa’s Corporatised Liberation: A Critical Analysis of the ANC in Power (2017)
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  • Beatrice Schlee: Review: Rita Kesselring, Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2016)
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Other News

Award |

GIGA Doctoral Programme graduate Dr. Felix Haaß has been awarded two junior-researcher prizes for his dissertation on the impact of development projects on the emergence of democratic institutions.

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This issue covers topics such as the state of African middle classes, the Ghanaian elections of 2016, the rural exodus in the border region between Cameroon and Nigeria, and more.

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As a consequence of its strong economic growth, China is increasing its international investments and its influence in other parts of the world. From the perspective of political ecology, the current issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs examines the impact of Chinese investments in natural resources and hydropower on regions rich in resources, such as Africa and Asia.