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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 46, issue 3, 2011

Something Mightier: Marginalization, Occult Imaginations and the Youth Conflict in the Oil-Rich Niger Delta pp. 3-26 Downloads
Edlyne Anugwom
The Neglected Economic Dimensions of ECOWAS’s Negotiated Peace Accords in West Africa pp. 27-44 Downloads
Kwesi Aning and Samuel Atuobi
The Limits of the EU as a Peace and Security Actor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo pp. 45-70 Downloads
Meike Froitzheim, Fredrik Söderbaum and Ian Taylor
Property and Citizenship: Conceptually Connecting Land Rights and Belonging in Africa pp. 71-75 Downloads
Christian Lund
Notes on Land-based Conflicts in Kenya’s Arid Areas pp. 77-81 Downloads
Clemens Greiner, Michael Bollig and J. Terrence McCabe
Too Soon to Tell? Land Reform in Zimbabwe pp. 83-97 Downloads
Roger Southall
Review: Hérodote: Revue de géographie et de géopolitique, 2011/3, no. 142: Géopolitique du Sahara, Paris: La Découverte pp. 99-101 Downloads
Laurence Marfaing
Review: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho and Anne Serafin (eds.), African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (2010) pp. 102-104 Downloads
Anja Oed
Review: Peter Vale, Keeping a Sharp Eye: A Century of Cartoons on South Africa’s International Relations 1910-2010 (2011) pp. 105-108 Downloads
Ian Phimister

Volume 46, issue 2, 2011

The Ethnic Politics of Coup Avoidance: Evidence from Zambia and Uganda pp. 3-41 Downloads
Stefan Lindemann
Democratisation and Political Participation of Mbororo in Western Cameroon pp. 71-97 Downloads
Ibrahim Mouiche
Competing Claims and Contested Boundaries: Legitimating Land Rights in Isiolo District, Northern Kenya pp. 99-124 Downloads
Saafo Roba Boye and Randi Kaarhus
The Growing Influence of Al-Qaeda on the African Continent pp. 125-137 Downloads
Hans Krech
Review: Mathieu Hilgers and Jacinthe Mazzocchetti (eds.), Révoltes et oppositions dans un régime semi-autoritaire. Le cas du Burkina Faso (2010) pp. 139-141 Downloads
Andrea Reikat
Review: Arno Sonderegger, Die Dämonisierung Afrikas: Zum Despotiebegriff und zur Geschichte der Afrikanischen Despotie (2008) pp. 143-146 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler
Review: Marion Wallace, History of Namibia (2011) pp. 147-151 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 46, issue 1, 2011

Covering Post-Conflict Elections: Challenges for the Media in Central Africa pp. 3-32 Downloads
Marie-Soleil Frère
Toward Electoral Security: Experiences from KwaZulu-Natal pp. 33-59 Downloads
Kristine Höglund and Anna K. Jarstad
Making Migrants Responsible for Development: Cape Verdean Returnees and Northern Migration Policies pp. 61-83 Downloads
Lisa Åkesson
“Get to the bridge and I will help you to cross”: Merit, Personal Connections and Money in Access to Nigerian Higher Education pp. 85-108 Downloads
Chris Willott
Review: James Giblin and Jamie Monson (eds.), Maji Maji: Lifting the Fog of War (2010) pp. 109-111 Downloads
Jigal Beez
Review: Robert A. Hill and Edmond J. Keller (eds.), Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa (2010) pp. 112-114 Downloads
Henning Melber
Review: Katja Werthmann, Bitteres Gold: Bergbau, Land und Geld in Westafrika (2009) pp. 115-117 Downloads
Jana Hönke
Review: Gesine Krüger, Schrift – Macht – Alltag: Lesen und Schreiben im kolonialen Südafrika (2009) pp. 118-120 Downloads
Gunther Pakendorf
Review: André du Pisani, Reinhart Kössler, and William A. Lindeke (eds.), The Long Aftermath of War: Reconciliation and Transition in Namibia (2010) pp. 121-123 Downloads
Dag Henrichsen

Volume 45, issue 3, 2010

Continuities, Dislocations and Transformations: 50 Years of Independence in Africa pp. 3-10 Downloads
Thomas Bierschenk and Eva Spies
Urban Languages in Africa pp. 11-41 Downloads
Rose Marie Beck
Changing Webs of Kinship: Spotlights on West Africa pp. 43-67 Downloads
Erdmute Alber, Tabea Häberlein and Jeannett Martin
New Fractures, Old Wounds: Africa and the Renewal of South Agency pp. 69-85 Downloads
Carlos Lopes
Do Nations Have Stomachs? Food, Drink and Imagined Community in Africa pp. 87-113 Downloads
Paul Nugent
Urban Life-Worlds in Motion: In Africa and Beyond pp. 115-129 Downloads
Hans Hahn
“Indépendance Cha Chaâ€: African Pop Music since the Independence Era pp. 131-146 Downloads
Hauke Dorsch
Glimmering Utopias: 50 Years of African Film pp. 147-159 Downloads
Cassis Kilian
Review: Pierre Englebert, Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow (2009) pp. 161-165 Downloads
Thomas Bierschenk
Review: Matthew Lange, Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power (2009) pp. 166-168 Downloads
Georg Schäfer
Review: Chambi Chachage and Annar Cassam (eds.), Africa’s Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere (2010) pp. 169-171 Downloads
Rolf Hofmeier

Volume 45, issue 2, 2010

Contested Inclusions: Pitfalls of NGO Peace-Building Activities in Liberia pp. 3-33 Downloads
Veronika Fuest
The Role of Amateur Football in Circular Migration Systems in South Africa pp. 35-60 Downloads
Malte Steinbrink
Under Familiar Fire: Making Decisions During the “Kivu Crisis†2008 in Goma, DR Congo pp. 61-80 Downloads
Silke Oldenburg
Deepening Democracy through Multipartyism: The Bumpy Road to Uganda’s 2011 Elections pp. 81-94 Downloads
Sabiti Makara
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria pp. 95-108 Downloads
Abimbola Adesoji
African Studies – Striving for Integrated Information Services: Recent Developments in Germany and Europe pp. 109-121 Downloads
Hartmut Bergenthum and Thomas Siebold
Review: Kate Meagher, Identity Economics: Social Networks and the Informal Economy in Nigeria (2010) pp. 123-125 Downloads
Axel Harneit-Sievers
Review: Peter Cichon, Reinhart Hosch, Fritz Peter (eds.), Der undankbare Kontinent? Afrikanische Antworten auf europäische Bevormundung (2010) pp. 126-128 Downloads
Andreas Mehler
Review: Larissa Förster, Postkoloniale Erinnerungslandschaften. Wie Deutsche und Herero in Namibia des Kriegs von 1904 gedenken (2010) pp. 129-132 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 45, issue 1, 2010

And They Are Still Targeting: Assessing the Effectiveness of Targeted Sanctions against Zimbabwe pp. 3-29 Downloads
Jan Grebe
Beyond Polarity: Negotiating a Hybrid State in Somaliland pp. 31-56 Downloads
Michael Walls and Steve Kibble
Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Reflections Inspired by Studies of Xenophobia in Cameroon and South Africa pp. 57-93 Downloads
Francis Nyamnjoh
Perspectives on African Studies and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 95-116 Downloads
Leo de Haan
Policy Challenges Related to Biofuel Development in Tanzania pp. 117-129 Downloads
Hussein Sosovele
Cold War in Southern Africa pp. 131-139 Downloads
Matthew Graham
Review: Anaik Pian, Aux nouvelles frontières de l'Europe. L'aventure incertaine des Sénégalais au Maroc (2009) pp. 141-143 Downloads
Laurence Marfaing
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