Just out: Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2018

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.

Editors: Victor Adetula, Benedikt Kamski, Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber (2019). Africa Yearbook Volume 15. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004417663

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

Contributions by researchers previously affiliated to the ASCL:
Chapter on Rwanda: Margot Leegwater
Chapter on Equatorial Guinea: Joseph Mangarella

Author(s) / editor(s)

Abbink, Van Walraven, Leegwater, Mangarella a.o.

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.

Margot Leegwater defended her PhD dissertation on land access and local conflicts in Rwanda succesfully in September 2015 at the VU University Amsterdam, under the supervision of Jon Abbink.

Joseph Mangarella defended his dissertation on politics and the longue durée of oil communities in Gamba, Gabon, succesfully at Leiden University in September 2019, under the supervision of Jon Abbink and Klaas van Walraven.

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