By Heather Deegan
In the publish 9-11 worldwide surroundings Africa is status at a crossroads in overseas affairs because the mixed problems with politics, faith and defense allure renewed curiosity. whereas a few international locations appear to be relocating ahead with better degrees of self belief, democracy and balance, others remain mired in clash, poverty and religious/ethnic department.
This textual content makes a speciality of key modern matters that the continent faces, supplying a complete creation of present political, spiritual, developmental and safety matters.
- Individual chapters dedicated to key matters together with healthiness, gender, corruption, faith and the newly rising difficulties of human defense.
- Case studies and certain research of topical matters, including:
- Muslim/Christian clashes: Kano, Northern Nigeria
- Conflict, fingers and Reconstruction: Darfur and Sierra Leone
- Comprehensive diversity of nations discussed together with: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya Ethiopia, Uganda, Lesotho, Somalia, Namibia and Madagascar.
- Fully up to date statistics together with basic examine in accordance with interviews carried out by way of the writer, supplying facts for either person international locations and the continent as a whole.
- Boxed descriptions explaining essentially the information in vital topic components, akin to Islamic legislation and society
By drawing at the author’s empirical examine and situating dialogue in the context of wider debate, Africa this day is designed either to introduce and to strengthen a deeper figuring out of this speedily altering continent a necessary textual content for all scholars of African politics and foreign Relations.
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