AFRICA


July  2002
Compiled by Joan T. Phillips, Bibliographer
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Lesotho
Liberia

Lesotho


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 Internet Resources

CIA World Factbook 2001.
Available online at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
General information about each country including a map.

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

Political Resources on the Net: Africa.
Available online at: http://www.politicalresources.net/africa.htm
Provides political information about each African country.

Books

2002 Index of Economic Freedom, edited by Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr. and others. Washington, Heritage Foundation and Dow Jones, 2002. 428 p.
For each country lists information such as: trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flow and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.
Book call no.: R 330.9 I38 2002

Aerospace Encyclopedia of World Air Forces, edited by David Willis. Westport, CT, AIRtime Publishing, 1999. 320 p.
Lesotho, p 139.
Book call no.: R 358.4003 A252

Africa 2002, edited by Charles H. Cutter. 37th ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 2002. 282 p.
General information about each country including history.
Book call no.: R 916 D724a 37th ed. 2002

Africa's Review 2000. 23rd ed. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, Walden Publishing, 2000. 328 p.
Book call no.: R 960 A25811 23d ed 2000

Africa South of the Sahara 2002. 31st ed. London, Europa, 2001. 1305 p.
Provides detailed information about each country.
Book call no.: R 916.7 A258 31st ed 2002

Countries and Their Cultures. New York, Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. 4 vols.
Book call no.: R 306.03 C855

Jane's World Air Forces, edited by Paul Jackson. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 551 p.
See contents to locate information about each country.
Book call no.: R 623.746 J33 No. 15 2002 Apr.

Rake, Allen. African Leaders: Guiding the New Millennium. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2001. 261 p.
Lesotho: King Letsie III, pp 130-134.
Book call no.: 920.06 R162a

Statesman's Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, edited by Barry Turner. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 2057 p.
Information about each country includes: key historical events, territory and population, climate, constitution and government, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, trade, communications, social institutions, and culture.
Book call no.: R 310 St2 138th ed 2002

Statistical Abstract of the World, edited by Annemarie Muth. 3d ed. Detroit, MI, Gale Research, 1997. 1134 p.
Statistics for each country include geography, demographics, health, human factors, education, science and technology, government and law, labor force, production sectors, manufacturing sector, and finance, economics, and trade.
Book call no.: R 310 S797 1997

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Detroit, MI, Gale Group, 2001. 4 vols.
Provides general information about each country.
Book call no.: R 031 W927 2001 v.2

Periodicals

Attwood, Gillian. Participation and Power. Africa Insight 32:25-29 March 2002.
"Villagers in rural Lesotho are developing learning skills by helping themselves."

BO-150LS for Lesotho Defence Force. African Armed Forces, p 23, September 2001.

How to Avoid Big Brother's Help. Economist 363:44 May 25, 2002.
"Four years after riots, and foreign military intervention, another vote."

Lesotho: Caught out. Africa Confidential 43:8 May 31, 2002.
"The easy re-election of the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy in the 25 May general elections handed a new mandate to a government determined to pursue those suspected of corruption in the Highlands Water Project."

Mashinini, Vusi. Financing Rural Development in Lesotho. Africa Insight 32:30-36 March 2002.
Answers the question "can micro-finance be effective in alleviating poverty."

Mashinni, I. V. and De Villiers, G du T. Sustainable World Industrialisation in Lesotho: Prospects and Constraints. Africa Insight 31:29-34 December 2001.

McGreal, Chris. Taking Multinationals to Task. World Press Review 48:11 October 2001.
"Lesotho targets the bribe-givers."


Liberia 


Internet Resources

Background Note: Liberia.. Washington, United States. Dept. of State, December 2001.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm

CIA World Factbook 2001.
Available online at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
General information about each country including a map.

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

Political Resources on the Net: Africa.
Available online at: http://www.politicalresources.net/africa.htm
Provides political information about each African country.

Books

Aerospace Encyclopedia of World Air Forces, edited by David Willis. Westport, CT, AIRtime Publishing, 1999. 320 p.
Liberia, p 140.
Book call no.: R 358.4003 A252

Africa 2002, edited by Charles H. Cutter. 37th ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 2002. 282 p.
General information about each country including history.
Book call no.: R 916 D724a 37th ed. 2002

Africa's Review 2000. 23rd ed. Saffron Walden, Essex, England, Walden Publishing, 2000. 328 p.
Book call no.: R 960 A25811 23d ed 2000

Africa South of the Sahara 2002. 31st ed. London, Europa, 2001. 1305 p.
Provides detailed information about each country.
Book call no.: R 916.7 A258 31st ed 2002

Cohen, Herman J. Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 268 p.
Liberia: A Bold Plan Hijacked, pp 126-162.
Book call no.: 327.67073 C678i

Countries and Their Cultures. New York, Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. 4 vols.
Book call no.: R 306.03 C855

Huband, Mark. Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa after the Cold War. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2001. 376 p.
Great Game, Dirty Game: United States and Liberia, 57-78. Deadly Harvest: Liberia at War, pp 137-160.
Book call no.: 960.32 H875s

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2002: Events of 2001: November 2000-November 2001. New York, Human Rights Watch, 2002. 670 p.
Liberia, pp 65-69.
Book call no.: 323.4905 H918 2002

Jane's World Air Forces, edited by Paul Jackson. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 551 p.
See contents to locate information about each country.
Book call no.: R 623.746 J33 No. 15 2002 Apr.

Jane's World Insurgency and Terrorism. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 890 p.
See table of contents to locate information about each country.
Book call no.: R 364.1 J33 2002 May-Aug

Rake, Allen. African Leaders: Guiding the New Millennium. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2001. 261 p.
Liberia: Charles Taylor, pp 135-140.
Book call no.: 920.06 R162a

Statesman's Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, edited by Barry Turner. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 2057 p.
Information about each country includes: key historical events, territory and population, climate, constitution and government, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, trade, communications, social institutions, and culture.
Book call no.: R 310 St2 138th ed 2002

Statistical Abstract of the World, edited by Annemarie Muth. 3d ed. Detroit, MI, Gale Research, 1997. 1134 p.
Statistics for each country include geography, demographics, health, human factors, education, science and technology, government and law, labor force, production sectors, manufacturing sector, and finance, economics, and trade.
Book call no.: R 310 S797 1997

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Detroit, MI, Gale Group, 2001. 4 vols.
Provides general information about each country.
Book call no.: R 031 W927 2001 v.2

Periodicals

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Chad/Liberia: Human Rights Abuses. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:6 November 2001.
Amnesty International reports on human rights abuses in Chad and Liberia.

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. No Reprieve. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 8:11-12 June 2002.
"Unless Charles Taylor stops his support for rebels in Sierra Leone, U.N sanctions are set to continue. Meanwhile fighting between government forces and trouble groups is developing into a full-scale war."

Annan Slams Rebels. West Africa No.4327:16-17 May 27, 2002.
"The UN's relationship with Liberia."

Boas, Morten. Liberia and Sierra Leone-Dead Ringers? The Logic of Neopatrimonial Rule. Third World Quarterly 22:697-723 October 2001.

Boley, Johnson. 'When Will This End?' New African No.408:14-15 June 2002.
Fighting continues in Liberia.

Bryant, Laurice R. HIV/AIDS-Liberia's New War. West Africa No.4312:21 February 11, 2002.
"Examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on Liberia, where it is a growing menace."

Bush, George W. Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 38:81-82 January 21, 2002.

Bush, George W. Memorandum on Measures regarding Certain Liberians in United States. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 37:1377 September 25, 2001.

Bush, George W. Notice - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 38:81 January 21, 2002.

Butty, James. 'Let's Break Bread Together'. West Africa No.4287:22-23 August 6, 2001.
President Taylor offers amnesty to exiled Liberians.

Can Liberia's Taylor Survive? Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 30, no.2:12-13 2002.

Charles Taylor: Powerful Countries Want Me out. New African No.409:special report section pages 1-16 July-August 2002.
Interviews Charles Taylor.

Charles Taylor's New-Found Land. Economist 362:46-47 March 2, 2002.
"Soldiers, rebels and the president too, all keep Liberians frightened."

Coleman, Sarah. Sex-for-Food Scandal. World Press Review 49:29 May 2002.
Relief workers and peacekeepers sexually exploit females in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Copnall, James. Payback Time. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 8:29 March 2002.
Charles Taylor is battling rebel forces.

Davies, Desmond. Liberia: Backed up Against the Wall. West Africa No.4307:18 December 24, 2001.
"International sanctions and isolation continue to dog Liberia in 2001."

Davies, Desmond. Liberia Cries Foul for Maritime Report. West Africa No.4297:35 October 15, 2001.
Report urges ships be registered in countries other than Liberia.

Flag-Waving, Gun-Running, All the Conveniences. Africa Confidential 42:2 November 9, 2001.
UN report exposes operations funded by money paid in to maritime registry in Liberia.

In the Midst of a New Civil War in Liberia... Chronicle of Higher Education 48:A42 June 7, 2002.
"Cuttington University College has resumed classes in a temporary building in Monrovia, the capital."

Liberia. Military Technology 26:280-281 World Defence Almanac 2001-2002.
Force structure.

Liberia. West Africa No.4309:16-20 January 21, 2002.
Two articles about Catholic Archbishop Michael Francis.

Liberia and War. West Africa No.4314:10-13 February 25, 2002.
Three articles about the war and elections in Liberia.

Liberia: Old Habits Die Hard. Africa Confidential 42:1-3 November 9, 2001.
"A damning new UN report accuses Charles Taylor's regime of keeping ties with the RUF and busting sanctions."

Liberia: Rebels Without a Plan. Africa Confidential 43:3-5 May 3, 2002.
"Guinean-backed rebels threaten Taylor and the UN is set to renew sanctions against him."

Liberia: Withering Voinjama. World Press Review 49:45 July 2002.
Details the destruction in Liberia.

Liberians Talk Peace. West Africa No.4319:10-15 April 1, 2002.
Several articles about peace in Liberia.

Lizz, Ryan. Double Take. New Republic 225:21-23 November 19, 2001.
"Can Charles Taylor's apologists explain his ties to Al Qaeda?"

Lokongo, Antoine. Lift Sanctions Now! New African No.407:11 May 2002.

Lokongo, Antoine. 'Monrovia Is Calm.' New African No.405:11 March 2002.
"Liberia suddenly relapsed into full-scale war in early February as rebels operating from Guinea for the past three years, threatened the capital Monrovia."

Mano River (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone). African Agenda vol 4,no.3:18-20 2001.

Rebels Versus Rebels. Africa Confidential 43:5 February 22, 2002.
Discusses the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).

Rossouw, Henk. Liberian University Rises up from the Ravages of War. Chronicle of Higher Education 48:A58-A60 November 9, 2001.

Smith, Daniel. War and Peace Update. Defense Monitor 31:6-7 March 2002.
Discusses conflicts in Angola and in Sierra Leone; mentions the Africa Crisis Response Initiative, Congo, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Liberia.

(Special section on Liberia.) West Africa No.4321:16-20 April 15, 2002.
Several articles about Liberia's domestic crisis.

Taweh, John. City of Fear. West Africa No.4328:21 June 3, 2002.
"The Liberian capital has been thrown into fear by the rebels terror tactics."

Taweh, John. Countdown to July Conference. West Africa No.4325:18 May 13, 2002.
"Preparations for the national conference are going ahead, but some Liberians say there should be a truce with the rebels first."

Taweh, John. Currency Crisis in Liberia. West Africa No.4324:33-34 May 6, 2002.

Taweh, John. Elections Already in the Air. West Africa No.4292:21-22 September 10, 2001.
Elections which are more than a year away are already the topic of discussions.

Taweh, John. Four Years of Taylor. West Africa No.4289:18-19 August 20, 2001.

Taweh, John. Lawmakers Fall out. West Africa No.4291:20-21 September 3, 2001.
Feuding among members of Liberia's House of Representatives.

Taweh, John. Liberian Court Battle over AIDS Treatment. West Africa No.4291:24-25 September 3, 2001.

Taweh, John. Lofa Dissidents Advance Further. West Africa No.4305:22 December 10, 2001.
Dissidents in Lofa County are making "a major advance in their fight against government troops."

Taweh, John. Opposition Divided Once Again. West Africa No.4309:21-22 January 21, 2002.
"Politicians opposed to President Taylor are divided among themselves, those in the country disagreeing with some militant exiles."

Taweh, John. Peace Drawing Near? West Africa No.4297:20 October 15, 2001.
Ministers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone met to discuss peace talks over the Mono River Union.

Taweh, John. Propping the Liberian Dollar. West Africa No.4288:30-31 August 13, 2001.

Taweh, John. Return of the 'Iron Lady'. West Africa No.4296:26 October 8, 2001.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, head of Liberia's biggest opposition party, the Unity Party, has returned home to Liberia.

Taweh, John. State of Emergency. West Africa No.4313:18 February 18, 2002.
"As the LURD insurgents continue to advance a state of emergency, under discussion for some months, has been declared by President Taylor."

Taweh, John. Taylor's 'Reconciliation' Moves. West Africa No.4287:21-22 August 6, 2001.
President Taylor visits various areas of his country.

Taylor Suspends Military Pay. West Africa No.4289:26 August 20, 2001.
"President Charles Taylor suspends the pay of his armed forces last week in an effort to ascertain the true size of the nation's army."

Timmerman, Kenneth R. Severing Liberia's Sinews of War. Insight on the News 17:26-27+ November 19, 2001.
"The UN is preparing new sanctions against Liberia's strong man Charles Taylor."

Toure, Augustine. Rebels Put Taylor in a Corner. West Africa No.4306:18-20 December 17, 2001.
Examines the fighting in Lofa County.

Toweh, Alphonso. Anger at UN Grows. West Africa No.4318:21 March 25, 2002.
"Leading Liberian politicians are going as far as calling for withdrawal from the United Nations, because of public feeling against it."

Toweh, Alphonso. A Call to Arms. West Africa No.4316:20 March 11, 2002.
"Ex-combatants want the government to provide them with arms to fight the rebels."

Toweh, Alphonso. Refugees from New Civil War. West Africa No.4313:19 February 18, 2002.
"Reports on the serious situation of refugees fleeing the fighting with rebels in Lofa County and prevented from going to Monrovia."

Toweh, Alphonso. Taylor Turns to God. West Africa No.4315:35 March 4, 2002.
"The Liberian leader is hoping for divine intervention in his hour of need."

West Africa: Busy Presidents. Africa Confidential 43:7 January 11, 2002.
Evaluates each country at the beginning of 2002.


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