Africa Yearbook

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

The editors of the Africa Yearbook are: Sebastian Elischer (Leuphana University Lüneburg and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies Hamburg), Rolf Hofmeier (former Director of the Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg), Andreas Mehler (Director of the Institute of African Affairs, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, and honorary Professor of Political Science at the Free University, Berlin) and Henning Melber (Senior Advisor of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and of The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State).

The Africa Yearbook has won the ASA 2012 Conover-Porter Book Award!

The Africa Yearbook Series is published by Brill Publishers.


Africa Yearbook 2015 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
J. Abbink; S. Elischer; A. Mehler; H. Melber
Leiden: Brill (2016)

Africa Yearbook 2014 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
S. Elischer; R. Hofmeier; A. Mehler; H. Melber
Leiden: Brill (2015)

Africa Yearbook 2013 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2014)

Africa Yearbook 2012 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2013)

Africa Yearbook 2011 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2012)

Africa Yearbook 2010 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2011)

Africa Yearbook 2009 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2010)

Africa Yearbook 2008 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2009)

Africa Yearbook 2007 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2008)

Africa Yearbook 2006 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2007)

Africa Yearbook 2005 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2006)

Africa Yearbook 2004 : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara
A. Mehler; H. Melber; K. van Walraven
Leiden: Brill (2005)