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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Tabs

Other News

In brief |

Fourteen up-and-coming researchers were honoured for successfully completing the GIGA Doctoral Programme. In a festive graduation ceremony on 5 October they passed the baton to a new cohort of doctoral students at the institute.

In brief |

As of 1 October, Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau is the new Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. In addition, the long-standing directors of the GIGA Institutes of Latin American and of Middle East Studies, Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte and Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig, respectively, have both duly retired in recent months.

Conference |

GIGA researchers will present their work on democracy at the 2018 annual meeting of the German Political Science Association (GPSA).