Journal

New Africa Spectrum 1/2020

This issue of the Africa Spectrum focuses in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. It contains analyses on topics such as corona and migration in South Africa, the experiences of Ghanaian soldiers in peacekeeping missions, and Uganda's "ghetto president" as a challenger the upcoming presidential elections.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 55, No. 1 (2020)

Research Articles

  • Tereza Němečková, Jaromír Harmáček, Martin Schlossarek: Measuring the Middle Class in Africa – Income Versus Assets Approach
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  • Tamuka Chekero, Shannon Morreira: Mutualism Despite Ostensible Difference: HuShamwari, Kuhanyisana, and Conviviality Between Shona Zimbabweans and Tsonga South Africans in Giyani, South Africa
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  • Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum: Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks
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Analyses and Reports

  • Matthew Sabbi, Lamine Doumbia, Dieter Neubert: Dynamics of Everyday Life within Municipal Administrations in Francophone and Anglophone Africa
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  • Garhe Osiebe: The Ghetto President and Presidential Challenger in Uganda
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  • Franzisca Luise Zanker, Khangelani Moyo: The Corona Virus and Migration Governance in South Africa: Business As Usual?
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Book Reviews

  • Lena Kroeker: Book review: The Decline of Marriage in Namibia: Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community
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  • Martin Welz: Book review: The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker
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Other News

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This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the social and political role of Chinese associations in Africa, the ideological discourse of "positive energy" in China, and the redefinition of the concept of "citizen diplomacy".

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The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses of topics such as drug crime, law enforcement, or oppositional patterns against democracy in Mexico, as well as a reassessment of the 2017 presidential election in Chile.

In brief |

Many refugees and migrant workers in the Global South must thwart curfews in order to make a living. GIGA researchers Dr. Lea Müller-Funk, Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz and Dr. Christiane Fröhlich analyse, how COVID-19 impacts (forced) migration in the Middle East and North Africa.