Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019

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 organisations 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.

Editors: Albert K. Awedoba, Benedikt Kamski, Andreas Mehler and David Sebudubudu

Contributions by ASCL researchers:
Jon Abbink: Chapters on Somalia, Ethiopia
Klaas van Walraven: Chapter on Niger

Africa Yearbook Volume 16. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. DOI:

Author(s) / editor(s)

Jon Abbink, Klaas van Walraven

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Jon Abbink is Professor of Politics and Governance in Africa at Leiden University. He carries out research on the history and cultures of the Horn of Africa (Northeast Africa), particularly Ethiopia.

Klaas van Walraven, senior researcher at the ASCL, is a historian and political scientist who is currently working on the history of colonialism and decolonisation in French Equatorial Africa.

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