July  2001
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL

Africa - Internet Resources
Africa - Economic Conditions

Internet Resources

Inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply endorsement by the Air University Library or the United States Air Force.  All sites last accessed 25 November 2001.

Abyssinia Cyberspace Gateway.

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Links to information about Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland.

Africa Action.
Available online at:
"As Africa Action we will address Africa's priority issues by providing information and mobilizing for action to help shape new US and multilateral policies to support Africa's efforts to achieve economic, political and social justice in the 21st century. Shortly we will launch a campaign to support Africa's Right to Health as one of our major efforts. We will continue to share information and analysis on a wide range of African affairs to shape public policy debates. We will expand and strengthen our networks, empowering them to participate in influencing US and international policies toward Africa, democratizing US foreign policy and holding international institutions accountable for their actions. ".

Africa Center for Strategic Studies: A Department of Defense Initiative.
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Founded on the Department of Defense's (DoD) Regional Center concept, under which four other institutes now operate, the Africa Center is a unique American institution that complements other U.S., African, and multinational programs on the continent. Like the other centers, the ACSS fosters the professionalization of Africa’s civilian and military leaders upon which the future of Africa depends.

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS).
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Brings together the products of several agencies to predict famines in Africa so appropriate response can be prepared.

The Africa Fund.
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Works for "an informed U.S. policy toward southern Africa, mobilizing community leaders throughout America and providing guidance, information, and contacts."

Africa Online.
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General information about Africa with Specific information about Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Namibia Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

African Governments on the WWW.
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Comprehensive and updated list of government agencies and embassies. Tabular index by country indicates number of entries and last update.

African Studies Center.
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Established by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Good links to other sites organized by country or topic.

African Studies Internet Resources.
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Columbia University's electronic compilation of resources on Africa organized by region and country.

AJR News Link (African Newspapers).
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Links to newspapers for Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

All Africa.
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"All Africa Global Media is the leading provider of African news and information worldwide, through news feeds to institutional and agency clients and through We post more than 500 new stories daily from over 80 African media organizations and from our own award-winning reporters. "

Contemporary Conflicts in Africa.
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Has general information about conflicts in Africa and specific information about conflicts in Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.

Fung, Karen. Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources.
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An excellent and extensive source of information about Africa. Organized by topics and regions.

H-Africa Home Page.
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A scholarly African web page that includes conference reports, discussions, dissertations, documents, essays, obituaries and journals.

Index on Africa: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continent on the Net.
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Extensive information about each country.

Institute for Security Studies.
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Mission of the institute is to conceptualize, inform and enhance the security debate in Africa.

Limb, Peter. An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet.
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Extensive links to web sites about Africa or on African studies. Includes journals and list serves.

MBendi AfroPaedia: Africa's Electronic Encyclopaedia of Business and Commercial Information.
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Provides information on business opportunities in the countries of Africa.

National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis. University of California, Santa Barbara. African Population Database Documentation.
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Provides population figures for over 4,700 administrative units for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990.

Southern African Development Community.
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Has information and news items about this organization of Southern African nations.

U.S. Agency for International Development in Africa.
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Gives general information about U.S. Programs in Africa. Lists 23 African nations and for each gives information such as congressional presentation for 2000, press releases, State Department Background Notes and Travel Warnings, and CIA World Factbook.

U.S. State Dept Bureau of African Affairs.
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Includes country information, issues in the news, press statements, testimony, and briefings.

University of Michigan. Documents Center. Foreign Governments: Sub-Saharan Africa.
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General information about 39 Sub-Saharan African countries.


 Economic Conditions 

Internet Resources

Michigan State University. Center for International Business Education and Research. International Business Resources on the WWW (Africa).
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Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Englebert, Pierre. State Legitimacy and Development in Africa. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. 244 p.
Book call no.: 338.96 E58s

Ethnicity Kills? The Politics of War, Peace and Ethnicity in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Edina Braathen and others. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 223 p. (International Political Economy)
Nigeria and West Africa: From a Regional Security Complex to a Regional Security Community by Morten Boas, pp 141-162.
Book call no.: 967.04 E84

Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion, edited by Marina Ottawy and Thomas Carothers. Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000. 339 p.
Social Movements, Professionalization of Reform, and Democracy in Africa by Marina Ottaway, pp 77-104.
Book call no.: 327.111 F981

Jilberto, Alex E. F. and Mommen, Andre. Regionalization and Globalization in the Modern World Economy. London, Routledge, 1998. 366 p. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics)
Regional Economic Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa by Piet Konings and Henk Meilink, pp 128-145.
Book call no.: 337.47 F363r

Kankwenda, Mbaya and others. Poverty Eradication: Where Stands Africa? London, Economica, 2000. 444 p.
Book call no.: 338.96 P879

Mshomba, Richard. Africa in the Global Economy. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. 245 p.
Book call no.: 337.67 M939a

Politics and Economics of Africa, Volume I edited by Frank Columbus. Huntington, NY, Nova Science Publishers, 2001. 203 p.
Book call no.: 320.96 P7694

Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development, edited by John Mukum Mbaku. Brookfield, VT, Ashgate Publishing, 1999. 357 p. (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)
Book call no.: 320.96 P927

The Statesman's Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World 2001, edited by Barry Turner. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2001. 1985 p.
African Development Bank, p 105.
Book call no.: R310 St2 137th ed 2001

The Sustainability Challenge for Southern Africa, edited by Jim Whitman. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 299 p.
Book call no.: 333.70968 S964

White, Howard and Killick, Tony. African Poverty at the Millennium: Causes, Complexities, and Challenges. Washington, World Bank, 2001. 139 p.
Book call no.: 339.46096 W584a

World Economic Outlook: Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability. Washington, International Monetary Fund, 2001. 244 p. (Occasional Paper)
Trade Integration and Sub-Saharan Africa, pp 75-84.
Book call no.: R 338.5 W927w 2001 May


ADB: Mobile Bank. Africa Confidential 42:8 June 1, 2001.
Discusses the meeting of the African Development Bank in Spain.

Adoko, Krispin. Africa's IT Problem. West Africa No.4261:30-31 February 5, 2001.
"Davos has helped shed some light on the digital divide that threatens developing countries' growth."

Adoko, Krispin. Africa's Stock Markets in 2000. West Africa No.4258:32 January 15, 2001.

Adoko, Krispin. World Bank-IMF Africa Tour. West Africa No.4265:32-33 March 5, 2001

Africa. Air Transport World 38:95 July 2001.
The airline industry in Africa.

Africa's Women Go to Work. Economist 358:43 January 13, 2001.
Microcredit is helping poor African women set up small businesses.

African Weather Watch. Aviation Week & Space Technology 154:17 January 8, 2001.
Plans to develop a satellite weather forecasting network.

AGOA Updates. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:35 2001.
African-U.S. economic relations.

Ahwireng-Obeng, Fred. The Knowledge Revolution and African Development. Africa Insight 30:3-9 December 2000.
"Technology could see Africa jumping the economic development queue."

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. African Cultures and Globalisation. West Africa No.4271:11-12 April 16, 2001.

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Agenda for Progress. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:43 June 2001.
"Africa has benefited from recent global economic growth-but not enough, according to recent UN reports."

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. A Bloody Trade. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:46-47 August 2000.
"The international community is that last taking action to end the illegal trade in diamonds that finances some of Africa's most vicious conflicts."

Arnold, Guy. Africa, the World Bank and the IMF. West Africa No.4266:26-28 March 12, 2001.

Arnold, Guy. Aid: Who Calls the Shots? West Africa No.4282:11-13 July 2, 2001.

Arnold, Guy. British Aid to Africa. West Africa No.4282:13-15 July 2, 2001.

Asante, R. D.  and Masson, Paul R. The Pros and Cons of Expanded Monetary Union in West Africa. Finance & Development 38:24-28 March 2001.

Austin, Gareth. Markets, Democracy and African Economic Growth: Liberalism and Afro-Pessimism Reconsidered. Round Table No. 357:543-555 October 2000.

Begg, David. A View from Ireland. New African No.388:25-26 September 2000.
"Africa's acute problems cannot be resolved by Africa alone, nor on a 'shoestring' level of resource transfer from the West. Europe was saved by a Marshall Plan, why not Africa?"

Berthelemy, Jean-Claude and Soderling, Ludvig. The Role of Capital Accumulation, Adjustment and Structural Change for Economic Take-Off: Empirical Evidence from African Growth Episodes. World Development 29:323-343 February 2001.

Birns, Hilka. Fight for Survival. Flight International 158:40-42 August 29, 2000.

Birns, Hilka. Out of the Shadows. Flight International 158:44-45 August 29, 2000.
"Safair has left its past as a military air transport service behind to become Africa's foremost jet liner leasing company."

Birns, Hilka. Under Open Skies. Flight International 158:46 August 29, 2000.
"Liberalisation of air transport in Africa is set to become a reality this year."

Brown, Kyle G. Africa Banks on Fair Trade. West Africa No.4282:16-17 July 2, 2001.

Bush, George W. Remarks Announcing the United States-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 37:752-754 May 14, 2001.

Butty, James. Africa Trade Law: One Year after. West Africa No.4278:26-27 June 4, 2001.
Examines the effect of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Call Africa, and Wait and Wait... Economist 357:53 November 25, 2000.
Laments the poor quality of the telephone service in Africa.

China Takes Lead in Debt Cancellation. New African No.390:13 November 2000.

Conway, Gordon and Sechler, Susan. Helping Africa Feed Itself. Science 289:1685 September 8, 2000.

Debt Relief for African Countries. Beijing Review 43:4 October 23, 2000.
"China has decided to reduce or cancel the debts of some heavily indebted and underdeveloped African countries."

Deen, Thalif. Rich Nations Renege on Aid. West Africa No.4274:32-33 May 7, 2001.

Duodu, Cameron. Africa and the Debt Issue. New African No.388:28-29 September 2000.

Economic Impact. CQ Researcher 10:824 October 13, 2000.
The International Monetary Fund looks at the economic impact of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Eko, Lyombe. Steps toward Pan-African Exchange: Translation and Distribution of Television Programs across Africa's Linguistic Regions. Journal of Black Studies 31:365-379 January 2001.

Eskom-Africa's Power House. New African No.393:25+ February 2001.
Several articles about this utility provider.

Flottau, Jens. New Cargo Airline to Start Operations in Africa. Aviation Week & Space Technology 153:44 November 20, 2000.
Airlines propose a new cargo airline in Africa.

Fosu, Augustin K. Economic Fluctuations and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Importance of Import Instability. Journal of Development Studies 37:71-84 February 2001.

Gillis, Malcolm. Tax Policy and Capital Formation: African Experience with the Value-Added Tax. Policy Sciences 34:195-215 June 2001.

Hakata, Michelle. When the IMF Visited. New African No.395:11 April 2001.
Joint meeting of the IMF and World Bank in Africa.

Hanke, Steve H. Africa and Economics. Forbes 167:96 May 28, 2001.
Opinion about the present economic condition in Africa.

Hernandez-Cata, Ernesto. Raising Growth and Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can Be Done? Finance & Development 37:30-33 December 2000.

The High Price of 'Cheap' U.S. Imports. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:36-37 2001.

Hormeku, Tetteh. Why AGOA Will Not Benefit African Countries. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:30 2001.
Discusses the African Growth and Opportunity Act signed by the U.S. president in May 2000.

IMF/World Bank: Economic Battlefield. Africa Confidential 41:1-3 September 29, 2000.
The International Monetary Fund meeting in Prague and debt relief.

Jere-Malanda, Regina. The Economic Gains of Debt. New African No.390:21 November 2000.
Wonders how the Western economies would be affected by a debt free Africa.

King, Kenneth. Africa's Informal Economies: Thirty Years on. SAIS Review 21:97-108 Winter-Spring 2001.

Lavelle, Kathryn C. Ideas Within a Context of Power: The African Group in an Evolving UNCTAD. Journal of Modern African Studies 39:25-50 March 2001.
"Considers the diplomatic strategies of African states within an evolving United Nations Conference on Trade and Development."

Le Roux, Elizabeth. What Future for Peacekeeping in Africa? Africa Insight 30:2 December 2000.
Table 1 gives information about basic telecommunications indicators for Africa.

Mabougunje, Akin L. Institutional Radicalization, the State, and the Development Process in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 97:14007-14014 September 5, 2000.

Martin, Josh. GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Plays the African Card. Middle East No.305:25-26 October 2000.

Mbogo, Stephen. African Poverty and How to Tackle It. West Africa No. 4279:31-32 June 11, 2001.
World Bank predicts that poverty levels will continue to grow in Africa.

Mbogo, Stephen. Learning from Asia. West Africa No.4265:28-29 March 5, 2001.
Africa attempts to develop economic ties with Asia.

Mbogo, Stephen. Trade Unions' Challenges Today. West Africa No. 4279:30-31 June 11, 2001.

McMillan, Margaret. Why Kill Golden Goose? A Political-Economy Model of Export Taxation. Review of Economics and Statistics 83:170-184 February 2001.
Section II provides "background information on the taxation of primary exports from Africa."

Melymuka, Kathleen. Africa 1.0. Computerworld 35:35 July 2, 2001.
Interviews Rebecca Enonchong, co-founder of the Africa Technology Forum, about business opportunities in Africa.

Mfaniseni, Sihlongonyane. Rootless and Ruthless. Africa Insight 30:18-25 December 2000.
"Explores the invisible hand of eurocentric values in the underdevelopment of African societies."

Mistry, Percy S. Africa's Record of Regional Co-Operation and Integration. African Affairs 99:553-573 October 2000.

Mogae, Festus. Diamonds for Development. West Africa No.4270:32-34 April 9, 2001.
Address by Festus Mogae, president of Botswana, to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, The Royal Commonwealth society and the Royal African Society.

Moyela, Muyiwa. Co-Operating for Covergence. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:34-35 May 2001.
"Advances in information and communications technology offer Africa the chance to make up for lost time in developing its infrastructure."

Moyela, Muyiwa. Tilling the Telecoms Greenfield. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:38-39 August 2000.
"Looks at some of the continent's disaster areas and success stories."

Nevin, Tom. The Lighting up of Africa. New African No.393:23-25 February 2001.
"The concept of an African power grid that goes from the Cape to Cairo, and the Gambia to Ethiopia is happening now. Within the next few years it will actually be realised."

Ninsin, Kwame A. The Quest for Democracy. Africa Insight 30:10-17 December 2000.
"Globalization is having a decided impact on the evolution of democracy in Africa."

Noorbakhsh, Farhad and Paloni, Alberto. Structural Adjustment and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Importance of Complying with Conditionality. Economic Development and Cultural Change 49:479-509 April 2001.

Nsouli, Saleh M. Capacity Building in Africa: The Role of International Financial Institutions. Finance & Development 37:34-37 December 2000.

Obadina, Tunde. Between Survival and Prosperity. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:32-33 May 2001.
The author gives his opinion about the change in World Bank and IMF policies.

Odinkalu, Chidi A. Analysis of Paralysis or Paralysis by Analysis? Implementing Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights under the African Charter on Human and People's Rights. Human Rights Quarterly 23:327-369 May 2001.

Osei-Kuffour, Paul. How Stock Markets Can Develop Africa. New African No.392:39 January 2001.

Otabil, Bernard. Africa: Economy on the Mend? West Africa No.4276:30-32 May 21, 2001.

Otabil, Bernard. Africa's Dilemma: Aid or FDI. West Africa No.4282:17-18 July 2, 2001.
Aid versus foreign direct investment.

Otabil, Bernard. Depreciating Currencies Cause Havoc. West Africa No.4263:30-31+ February 19, 2001.

Otabil, Bernard and Adoko, Krispin. African Economic Integration: Towards Sustainable Growth. West Africa No.4259:28-29 January 22, 2001.

Otabil, Bernard and Adoko, Krispin. How Can Poverty Be Reduced? West Africa No.4261:28-30 February 5, 2001.
"The issue of widespread poverty in Africa, especially in rural areas, was well known before the World Bank's recent study of it, and is a number one issue for the continent."

Ott, James. Rising African Safety Culture Paves Way for New Projects. Aviation Week & Space Technology 154:106-109 March 19, 2001.
Discusses aviation initiatives in Africa.

Ouedraogo, Ablasse. World Trade Helps Africa. West Africa No.4270:30-31 April 9, 2001.
Statement of the Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization.

Out Of Africa or Bust, with a Desert to Cross. Migration World Magazine 29,no.1-2:10 2001.
Africans in the South crossed the Sahara to reach their economic conditions.

Plum Opportunities in Service. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:32-33 2001.
African-U.S. economic relations.

Prempeh, E. Osei Kwadwo. Politics of One-Sided Adjustment in Africa: A Response to Professor Osabu-Kle. Journal of Black Studies 31:563-580 May 2001.

President Announces October Summit to Develop African Trade. Jet 99:6 June 4, 2001.
"Representatives of more than 35 Sub-Saharan African nations are expected to meet in Washington this October to discuss ways in which the U.S. can stimulate trade with them."

Reform School. Economist 358:83 April 7, 2001.
The World Bank's report on aid to Africa states that only nations committed to economic reform are helped by aid in making reforms.

Rogers, Boima. Logistics in Africa. West Africa No.4267:30-32 March 19, 2001.
Examines the communications infrastructure and Africa.

Rogers, J. Boima. African Growth and Private Business. West Africa No.4275:27-30 May 14, 2001.
Reports on the conference on Development Policy in Africa: Public and Private Perspectives.

Rogerson, Christian. Coping with Vulnerability in Africa: Urban Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation. Africa Insight 30:66-71 December 2000.

Sahn, David E. and Stifel, David C. Poverty Comparisons over Time and Across Countries in Africa. World Development 28:2123-2155 December 2000.

Seymour, Richard. Britain Drops the Debt, but Not for All. New African No.392:12 January 2001.

Should African Countries Reject Loans from the U.S. Export-Import Bank to Help Treat People with AIDS? CQ Researcher 10:825-826 October 13, 2000.

Soderbom, Mans and Teal, Francis. Skills, Investment and Exports from Manufacturing Firms in Africa. Journal of Development Studies 37:13-43 December 2000.

Tandon, Yash. Seattle Repeated at Libreville. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:38-42 2001.

Tapping into Africa. Economist 356:49 September 9, 2000.
Sees the Internet as a possible solution to Africa's infrastructure problems.

Taverna, Michael A. African Satcom Venture Eyes Year-End Startup. Aviation Week & Space Technology 153:102 November 11, 2000.

A Two Legged Trojan Horse. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:31-32 2001.
Discusses the effect African Growth and Opportunity Act on Africa.

Ugorji, Ebenezer C. Rethinking Government Economic Activism in Sub-Sahara Africa: Some Contending Issues of the Privatization Strategy. Journal of Third World Studies 18:189-212 Spring 2001.

Verheye, Willy H. Food Production or Food Aid? An African Challenge. Finance & Development 37:38-41 December 2000.

Wade's OMEGA Plan. West Africa No.4264:15 February 26, 2001.
Discusses President Wade's plan for dealing with economic problems in Africa.

Wilson, Andre. African Air Transport Today. West Africa No.4282:28-31 July 2, 2001.

WTO in Africa. West Africa No.4262:30-33 February 12, 2001.
Several articles about the World Trade Organization in Africa.

Yakpo, E. K. M. Is Globalization Working for Africa? West Africa No.4284:19-21 July 16, 2001.

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