AFRICA


July  2001
Compiled by Joan T. Phillips, Bibliographer
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Lesotho 
Liberia


Lesotho


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.

Lesotho Government Official Website.
Available online at: http://www.lesotho.gov.ls
Information about the government and links to other information about Lesotho.


Books

Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Africa 2001, edited by Charles H. Cutter. 36th ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 2001. 273 p.
General information about each country including history.
Book call no.: R 916 D724a 36th ed 2001

Africa Contemporary Record, edited by Colin Legum. New York, Africana Publishing, 2000. 1 vol.
Review of the affairs in each country. See table of contents for pages.
Book call no.: 960 A2584 v.24 1992/94

Africa South of the Sahara 2001. 30th ed. London, Europa Publications, 2001. 1279 p.
For most countries includes: physical and social geography, history, economy, statistical survey, directory and bibliography.
Book call no.: R 916.7 A258 30th ed 2001

Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations Fiscal Year 2001. Washington, United States. Secretary of State, 2000. 725 p.
For each country lists amount of various types of aid given plus the U.S. interest in that country, and objectives and justification.
Book call no.: R 355.0320973 C749 Fy2002

Jane's Sentinel: Security Assessment: Southern Africa 2001. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2000. 567 p.
Has general information about each country and detailed information about each country's defense.
Book call no.: R 968 J33 2001 Jan-Jun

The Military Balance 2000-2001. London, Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2000. 320 p.
Lesotho, p 274.
Book call no.: R 355 L847m 2000/2001

Security and Development in Southern Africa, edited by Nana Poku. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2001. 166 p.
The Dilemma of Security in Southern Africa: The Case of Lesotho, by Khabele Matlosa, pp 83-100.
Book call no.: 337.68 S446

Southern Africa Profiled: Essential Facts on Society, Business and Politics in Southern Africa, edited by Barry Turner. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 306 p.
Lesotho, pp 199-209.
Book call no.: 968 S727

The Statesman's Yearbook: the Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World 2001, edited by Barry Turner. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 1985 p.
For each country gives information such as history, territory and population, social statistics, constitution and government, recent elections, current administration, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, trade, communications, social institutions, culture, and diplomatic representatives.
Book call no.: R310 St2 137th ed 2001

United States. Dept. of State. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1998. Washington, GPO, 2000. 208 p.
Book call no.: R 355 A734w 1998

Periodical

Coplan, David B. A River Runs Through It: The Meaning of the Lesotho-Free State Border. African Affairs 100:81-116 January 2001.

Gay, John. Migration Attitudes of Skilled Professionals in Lesotho. Africa Insight 30:65-74 October 2000.

Kynoch, Gary and Ulicki, Theresa. "It Is Like the Time of Lifaquane": The Impact of Stock Theft and Violence in Southern Lesotho. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 18:179-206 July 2000.

Mashinini, I. V. and De Villiers, G. Du T. Community Participation: Facilitation or Impairment of Sustainable Development? Africa Insight 31:66-71 March 2001.

McDonald, David A. and others. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Migration from Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to South Africa. International Migration Review 34:813-841 Fall 2000.

Thabane, Motlatsi. Shifts from Old to New Social and Ecological Environments in the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme; Relocating Residents of the Mohale Dam Area. Journal of Southern African Studies 26:633-654 December 2000.

Weisfelder, Richard F. What Is Delaying Elections in Lesotho? South African Journal of International Affairs 8:75-81 Summer 2001.


Liberia 


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.

Liberia News.
Available online at: http://www.liberianews.com
News from Liberia.

Books

Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Aboagye, Festus B. ECOMOG: A Sub-Regional Experience in Conflict Resolution Management and Peacekeeping in Liberia. Accra, Ghana, Sedco, 1999. 438 p.
Book call no.: 341.584096662 A154e

Africa 2001, edited by Charles H. Cutter. 36th ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 2001. 273 p.
General information about each country including history.
Book call no.: R 916 D724a 36th ed 2001

Africa Contemporary Record, edited by Colin Legum. New York, Africana Publishing, 2000. 1 vol.
Review of the affairs in each country. See table of contents for pages.
Book call no.: 960 A2584 v.24 1992/94

Africa South of the Sahara 2001. 30th ed. London, Europa Publications, 2001. 1279 p.
For most countries includes: physical and social geography, history, economy, statistical survey, directory and bibliography.
Book call no.: R 916.7 A258 30th ed 2001

Alao, Abiodun and others. Peacekeepers, Politicians, and Warlords: The Liberian Peace Process. New York, United Nations University Press, 1999. 192 p.
Book call no.: 966.6203 A319p

Anderson, Ewan W. Global Geopoltical Flashpoints: An Atlas of Conflict. London, Stationery Office, 2000. 391 p.
Liberia, pp 203-205.
Book call no.: 327.101 A546g

Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations Fiscal Year 2001. Washington, United States. Secretary of State, 2000. 725 p.
For each country lists amount of various types of aid given plus the U.S. interest in that country, and objectives and justification.
Book call no.: R 355.0320973 C749 Fy2002

Ethnicity Kills? The Politics of War, Peace and Ethnicity in SubSaharan Africa, edited by Einar Braathen and others. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 223 p. (International Political Economy)
The Political Economy of State Collapse in Somalia and Liberia by Gjermund Saether, pp 141-162.
Book call no.: 967.04 E84

The Military Balance 2000-2001. London, Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2000. 320 p.
Liberia, p 274.
Book call no.: R 355 L847m 2000/2001

Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa, edited by John Mukum Mbaku and others. Brookfield, CT, Ashgate, 1998. 333 p. (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)
State Collapse and Democratic Construction: Prospects for Liberia by George Klay Kieh, Jr., pp 151-170.
Book call no.: 320.96 M961

The Statesman's Yearbook: the Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World 2001, edited by Barry Turner. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 1985 p.
For each country gives information such as history, territory and population, social statistics, constitution and government, recent elections, current administration, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, trade, communications, social institutions, culture, and diplomatic representatives.
Book call no.: R310 St2 137th ed 2001

UN Peacekeeping: A Documentary Introduction, edited by Michael Bothe and Thomas Dorschel. Boston, Kluwer Law International, 1999. 319 p.
UNOMIL United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia, pp 190-193.
Book call no.: 327.117 U54

United States. Congress. Senate and House. Committee on Foreign Relations and Committee on International Relations. Legislation on Foreign Relations through 2000. Washington, GPO, 2001. 2 vols.
Elections in Liberia, p 621.
Book call no.: 327.73 L697L 2000

United States. Dept. of State. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1998. Washington, GPO, 2000. 208 p.
Book call no.: R 355 A734w 1998

United States Institute of Peace. Managing Communications: Lessons from Interventions in Africa. Washington, United States Institute of Peace, 1997. 63 p.
See table of contents for sections on Somalia, Rwanda, and Liberia.
Book call no.: 341.584096 U58m

Periodicals

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Guinea/Liberia/Sierra Leone: Border Tensions. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:6 November 2000.

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Guinea: Refugees Attacked. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:6 October 2000.
"The Guinea government stands accused of inciting armed attacks against Sierra Leonean and the Liberian refugees who have fled ongoing civil conflicts in their respective countries."

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Liberia: Arms Plea. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:8 July 2001.
Liberia wants the arms embargo lifted.

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Liberia: Rebels Insurgents. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:6 August 2000.
State of emergency declared in Lofa County.

Asante, Ben. Goodridge: 'We Are under Siege'. West Africa No.4281:12-13 June 25, 2001.
Reginald Goodridge is interviewed about sanctions.

Asante, Ben. A Three-Cornered Trouble Spot. West Africa No.4273:10 April 30, 2001.
ECOWAS leaders met to discuss problems in the Manou river union.

Bartholet, Jeffrey. A Big Man in Africa. Newsweek 137:28-32 May 14, 2001.
Examines President Charles Taylor.

Butty, James. Are There More Names to Follow? West Africa No.4281:11 June 25, 2001.
Discusses the UN travel ban on selected Liberians.

Butty, James. Behind the Liberian Rebellion. West Africa No.4273:13-15 April 30, 2001.
Rebellion against the government of Charles Taylor.

Butty, James. Congress Spotlight on Taylor. West Africa No.4271:21 April 16, 2001.
Reports the U.S. Congress's interest in Liberia.

Butty, James. New Liberian Organisation in U.S. West Africa No.4258:20 January 15, 2001.
New political organization in the U.S. that moves for democratic change in Liberia.

Butty, James. Sanctions Without Teeth. West Africa No.4258:19 January 15, 2001.
U.S. travel restrictions on Liberian government officials.

Butty, James. Teahjay Turns up in the U.S. West Africa No.4276:22-23 May 21, 2001.
It appears that opposition politician Milton Teahjay may be in the U.S.

Derrick, Jonathan. Compaore, Taylor and Sankoh. West Africa No.4278:13-15 June 4, 2001.
Looks at the links between the RUF, Liberia, and Burkina Faso.

Diamonds Are a War's Best Friend. Economist 359:51-52 May 12, 2001.
To stem the flow of diamonds from Sierra Leone, UN sanctions have been placed on Liberia.

Diamonds I: Masters of War. Africa Confidential 41:1-3 August 4, 2000.
"The UN's latest probe into the arms-for -gems trade is exposing the political and business networks behind West Africa's wars."

Does Britain Produce Diamonds? New African No.390:28-29 November 2000.

Ero, Comfort. The Manou River Conflict and the World. West Africa No.4273:11-13 April 30, 2001.

Flomoku, Pewee. 'We Are No Scapegoats.' New African No.393:9 February 2001.
Liberia disputes a recent UN report on conflict diamonds.

George, Joseph E. Tiltrotor Advantages to Assault Support. Marine Corps Gazette 85:39-40 May 2001.
MV-22 helicopter used in operation eagle claw.

Guinea: Refugees in Disarray. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:6 February 2001.

Gylden, Axel. The Forgotten War. World Press Review 48:16-17 May 2001.
"Sliding into chaos: Sierra Leone, Liberia, now Guinea."

Johnson, Denis. The Small Boys' Unit: Searching for Charles Taylor in a Liberian Civil War. Harper's Magazine 301:41-60 October 2000.
The writer's impressions of Liberia.

Kamara, Jean. Sanctions Come into Force. West Africa No.4275:22 May 14, 2001.
"For the next 12 months and maybe beyond, Liberia will be under UN sanctions that have banned its diamonds from the international market and its senior officials from traveling abroad."

Kamara, Jean. Wriggling out of Sanctions. West Africa No.4263:24-25 February 19, 2001.
Reports that President Taylor has managed to fend off sanctions.

Kieh, George K., Jr. Military Rule in Liberia. Journal of Political and Military Sociology 28:327-340 Winter 2000.

Knives out for Taylor. New African No.388:10-11 September 2000.
Examines world response to President Taylor.

Kwesi, Emmanuel. The Dynamics of MRU Conflict. West Africa No.4273:16-19 April 30, 2001.
Conflict in the Manou River basin.

Liberia. Military Technology 25:276 World Defence Almanac 2000-2001.
Force structure.

Liberia and Human Rights: An Interview with Samuel Kofi Woods II. America 184:12-14 May 14, 2001.

Liberia Asks UN to Lift Arms Embargo. West Africa No.4280:27 June 18, 2001.

Liberia Freezes Sankoh's Account. West Africa No.4272:24 April 23, 2001.

Liberia: Sanctions Delayed. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:9 March 2001.
"In an effort to secure West African backing, the U.S. and UK delayed punishing Liberia with sanctions on its diamond exports."

Liberia: Sanctions Delayed. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:8 April 2001.
The UN takes action against Liberia.

Liberia Shuts Border and Expels Ambassadors. West Africa No.4268:26 March 26, 2001.
Liberia closes its border with Sierra Leone and expels ambassadors from Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Liberia: U-Turn. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:6 February 2001.
The international community is not impressed with Liberia's assertions that it will not support RUF in Sierra Leone.

Liberia: War and Sanctions. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:34 June 2001.

Luxner, Larry. Liberia-the 'Big Scapegoat.' New African No.398:42-43 July 2001.
Ambassador William Bull remarks on the relationship between Liberia and the United States.

The Manou River (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone). African Agenda 4,no.3:18-20 2001.
Examines the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Posthumus, Bram. Divided Liberian Media under Taylor. West Africa No.4285:16-18 July 23, 2001.

Sam, Albert. Tension over Liberian Refugees. West Africa No.4270:24 April 9, 2001.

Taweh, John. Children Speak up. West Africa No.4281:15-16 June 25, 2001.
Children in Liberia ask for improvements in their living conditions.

Taweh, John. Elections Will Go Ahead, Says Taylor. West Africa 4279:22 June 11, 2001.
President Taylor states that general and presidential elections in 2003 will be held as scheduled.

Taweh, John. Investigating Police Brutality. West Africa No.4284:24 July 16, 2001.
Describes an incidence in which police beat over 50 bus drivers.

Taweh, John. Journalists Charged with Spying. West Africa No.4266:38 March 12, 2001.

Taweh, John. Liberia's AIDS Reality. West Africa No.4273:20 April 30, 2001.

Taweh, John. Media-Government Relations. West Africa No.4276:23 May 21, 2001.

Taweh, John. Monrovia Lives in Fear Again. West Africa No.4276:21-22 May 21, 2001.
Checkpoints have been set up to catch dissidents.

Taweh, John. A Tough Country for Children. West Africa No.4281:16-17 June 25, 2001.

Taweh, John. UN Sanctions Begin to Bite. West Africa No.4281:10 June 25, 2001.

Taweh, John. The War That Won't Go Away. West Africa No.4281:14-15 June 25, 2001.
Discusses displacement caused by war in Lofa County.

Taweh, John. ' We've Met UN Requirements.' West Africa No.4273:15 April 30, 2001.
In May the U.N. Security Council will decide whether to impose sanctions on Liberia.

Taweh, John. Will Nimba Remain Loyal. West Africa No.4266:25 March 12, 2001.
Wonders if Nimba County will remain loyal to the government of Charles Taylor.

Toweh, Alphonso. Army and Police Flog Students. West Africa No.4269:26 April 2, 2001.

Toweh, Alphonso. Army Struggles Against Insurgents. West Africa No.4277:23 May 28, 2001.
President Taylor is finding it difficult to dislodge insurgents from Liberia.

Toweh, Alphonso. Charles Taylor Defiant. West Africa No.4275:23 May 14, 2001.
President Taylor responds to UN sanctions.

Toweh, Alphonso. Government Bans Diamond Exports. West Africa No.4267:19 March 19, 2001.

Toweh, Alphonso. One Country, Two Armies. West Africa No.4266:24-25 March 12, 2001.
Two armies exist in Liberia, one is the official army and the other is the small elite presidential force.

Toweh, Alphonso. Spy Charges Dropped Against Journalists. West Africa No.4270:25 April 9, 2001.
Four journalist released after writing apology to the government.

Toweh, Alphonso. U.S. Diplomat Shot by Security Unit. West Africa No.4281:17 June 25, 2001.
Sergeant James Newton from its U.S. Embassy is shot by the Liberian officer.

Tucker, Reed. Why Do Ships Register in Liberia? Fortune 143:42 June 11, 2001.

The War That Spread. Economist 359:15-16 May 19, 2001.
"The UN is abreast of West Africa's complex war, but it does not have the resources to help end it."


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