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Africa Spectrum

1997 - 2017

From Institute of African Affairs, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
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Volume 52, issue 3, 2017

The Power of Mixed Messages: Women, Peace, and Security Language in National Action Plans from Africa pp. 3-29 Downloads
Heidi Hudson
Sustainability and Depoliticisation: Certifications in the Cut-Flower Industry at Lake Naivasha, Kenya pp. 31-53 Downloads
Gerda Kuiper and Andreas Gemählich
Renegotiated (Post)Colonial Relations within the New Portuguese Migration to Angola pp. 55-80 Downloads
Pétur Waldorff
Bob’s Out, the Croc Is In: Continuity or Change in Zimbabwe? pp. 81-94 Downloads
Roger Southall
The State of Electoral Reforms in Ghana pp. 95-109 Downloads
Ransford Edward Van Gyampo
Conference Report: Middle Classes, Protest, and Social Change in Africa and Beyond pp. 111-116 Downloads
Antje Daniel and Florian Stoll
Review: Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Drinking from the Cosmic Gourd: How Amos Tutuola Can Change Our Minds (2017) pp. 117-119 Downloads
Edlyne Eze Anugwom
Review: Alexander Thurston, Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement, Princeton: Princeton University Press (2017) pp. 123-125 Downloads
Roman Loimeier
Review: Tony Karbo and Tim Murithi (eds), The African Union: Autocracy, Diplomacy and Peacebuilding in Africa (2018) pp. 126-128 Downloads
Katharina Döring
Review: Godfrey Kanyenze, Herbert Jauch, Alice D. Kanengoni, Masego Madzwamuse, and Deprose Muchena (eds), Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa (2017) pp. 12o-122 Downloads
Henning Melber

Volume 52, issue 2, 2017

Land Reform and Conflict in South Sudan: Evidence from Yei River County pp. 3-28 Downloads
Peter Hakim Justin and Han van Dijk
The Making of Dangerous Communities: The “Peul-Fouta” in Ebola-Weary Senegal pp. 29-51 Downloads
Ato Kwamena Onoma
Resistance against Conservation at the South African Section of Greater Mapungubwe (Trans)frontier pp. 53-77 Downloads
Ndidzulafhi Innocent Sinthumule
The Institutionalisation of Power Revisited: Presidential Term Limits in Africa pp. 79-102 Downloads
Denis M. Tull and Claudia Simons
Mutiny in Côte d’Ivoire pp. 103-115 Downloads
Rebecca Schiel, Christopher Faulkner and Jonathan Powell
Press Freedom and Nigeria’s Cybercrime Act of 2015: An Assessment pp. 117-127 Downloads
Raymond Adibe, Cyril Chinedu Ike and Celestine Uchechukwu Udeogu
Review: Insa Nolte, Olukoya Ogen and Rebecca Jones (eds.), Beyond Religious Tolerance: Muslim, Christian and Traditionalist Encounters in an African Town pp. 129-131 Downloads
Roman Loimeier
Review: Anika Becher, Explaining Ethnic and Election Violence: Kenya and Malawi in Comparison (2016) pp. 132-133 Downloads
Kristine Höglund

Volume 52, issue 1, 2017

Conflict Resolution and Crime Surveillance in Kenya: Local Peace Committees and Nyumba Kumi pp. 3-32 Downloads
Eric Mutisya Kioko
Land Grabbing and the Axis of Political Conflicts: Insights from Southwest Cameroon pp. 33-63 Downloads
Frankline A. Ndi and Simon Batterbury
Representations of Oil in Chad: A Blessing or a Curse? pp. 65-83 Downloads
Seign-goura Yorbana
ECOWAS and the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia pp. 85-99 Downloads
Christof Hartmann
Late Capitalism, Urbanisation, and Cultures of Economic "Survivalism" in the BBC’s Welcome to Lagos pp. 101-113 Downloads
Aghogho Akpome
Review: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, Justice and the Politics of Life (2016) pp. 115-117 Downloads
Ulf Engel
Review: Roman Loimeier, Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa (2016) pp. 118-121 Downloads
Heinrich Bergstresser
Review: Dale McKinley, South Africa’s Corporatised Liberation: A Critical Analysis of the ANC in Power (2017) pp. 122-125 Downloads
Roger Southall
Review: Rita Kesselring, Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2016) pp. 126-129 Downloads
Beatrice Schlee

Volume 51, issue 3, 2016

The Metastable City and the Politics of Crystallisation: Protesting and Policing in Kampala pp. 3-32 Downloads
Joschka Philipps and Jude Kagoro
Nigeria and Democratic Progress by Elections in Africa pp. 33-59 Downloads
Giovanni Carbone and Andrea Cassani
South Korean Development Cooperation in Africa: The Legacy of a Developmental State pp. 61-75 Downloads
Thomas Kalinowski and Min Joung Park
Investigative Journalism and Human Trafficking in West Africa pp. 77-92 Downloads
Veronika Gyuracz
Cows, Bandits, and Violent Conflicts: Understanding Cattle Rustling in Northern Nigeria pp. 93-105 Downloads
Azeez Olaniyan and Aliyu Yahaya
Democracy in Reverse: The 2016 General Election in Zambia pp. 107-121 Downloads
Edward Goldring and Michael Wahman
Conference Report: The Legacy of Armed Conflicts: Southern African and Comparative Perspectives pp. 123-134 Downloads
Giulia Piccolino
Review: Roger Southall, The New Black Middle Class in South Africa (2016) pp. 135-139 Downloads
Lena Giesbert and Simone Schotte
Review: Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu and Miranda Strydom (eds), The Thabo Mbeki I Know (2016) pp. 140-143 Downloads
Roger Southall
Review: Lawrence Hamilton, Are South Africans Free? (2014) pp. 144-146 Downloads
Henning Melber

Volume 51, issue 2, 2016

Burundi after the 2015 Elections: A Conference Report pp. 3-14 Downloads
Julia Grauvogel
Exploring the Legacies of Armed Rebellion in Burundi’s Maquis par Excellence pp. 15-37 Downloads
Tomas Van Acker
Legal Loopholes and the Politics of Executive Term Limits: Insights from Burundi pp. 39-63 Downloads
Stef Vandeginste
Institutional Engineering, Management of Ethnicity, and Democratic Failure in Burundi pp. 65-78 Downloads
Filip Reyntjens
Transparency and Accountability in the Management of Oil Revenues in Ghana pp. 79-91 Downloads
Ransford Edward Van Gyampo
The Elections in Uganda, February 2016 pp. 93-101 Downloads
Ryan Gibb
Zupta's Next Nightmare: The South African Local Government Elections of 3 August 2016 pp. 103-115 Downloads
Ulf Engel
History, Tyranny and Democracy in Zimbabwe pp. 117-130 Downloads
Roger Southall
Review: Luise White, Unpopular Sovereignty: Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization (2015) pp. 131-134 Downloads
Tinashe Nyamunda
Review: Sandra Calkins, Enrico Ille, and Richard Rottenburg (eds), Emerging Orders in the Sudans (2015) pp. 135-137 Downloads
Annette Weber
Review: Benjamin Rubbers, Le paternalisme en question: Les anciens ouvriers de la Gécamines face à la libéralisation du secteur minier katangais (RD Congo) (2013) pp. 138-140 Downloads
Katja Werthmann

Volume 51, issue 1, 2016

Across the Spectrum pp. 3-4 Downloads
Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber
Land Acquisitions, the Politics of Dispossession, and State-Remaking in Gambella, Western Ethiopia pp. 5-28 Downloads
Fana Gebresenbet
Informal Land Sale and Housing in the Periphery of Pointe-Noire pp. 29-54 Downloads
Gabriel Tati
Foreign Direct Investment and the Transfer of Technologies to Angola’s Energy Sector pp. 55-83 Downloads
Albert Edgar Manyuchi
50 Years of Africa Spectrum pp. 85-95 Downloads
Andreas Eckert
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Côte d’Ivoire’s 2015 Presidential Polls pp. 97-110 Downloads
Giulia Piccolino
The Eagle’s Nest in the Horn of Africa: US Military Strategic Deployment in Djibouti pp. 111-124 Downloads
Degang Sun and Yahia H. Zoubir
Review: Michael Walls, A Somali Nation-State: History, Culture and Somaliland’s Political Transition (2014) pp. 125-128 Downloads
Markus V. Höhne
Review: Leander Schneider, Government of Development: Peasants and Politicians in Postcolonial Tanzania (2014) pp. 129-131 Downloads
Goran Hyden
Review: Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, and Rosemarie Mwaipopo (eds), Mining and Social Transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production (2014) pp. 132-134 Downloads
Katja Werthmann
Review: Julia Vorhoelter, Youth at the Crossroads: Discourses on Socio-Cultural Change in Post-War Northern Uganda (2014) pp. 135-137 Downloads
Mareike Schomerus
Review: David Birmingham, A Short History of Modern Angola (2015) pp. 138-139 Downloads
Jon Schubert
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