AFRICA


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


Mauritius
Morocco

Mauritius


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 Internet Resources

Background Note: Mauritius.. Washington, United States. Dept. of State, November 2001.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2833.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.

Government of Mauritius Web Portal.
Available online at: http://ncb.intnet.mu/govt/index.htm
"One stop source of information and links to the official web sites of the Government of Mauritius".

Library of Congress. Federal Research Division. Country Studies: Area Handbook Series .
Available online at: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc
"The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors".

Political Resources on the Net: Africa.
Available online at: http://www.politicalresources.net/africa.htm
Provides political information about each African country.
Last accessed: September 17, 2002.
 
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

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

Jackson, Ashley. War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 241 p. (Studies in Military and Strategic History)
Book call no.: 355.0096982 J12w

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.
Mauritius: Navinchandra Ramgoolam, pp 165-167.
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

Adoko, K. Mauritius: Economy Tightening up. West Africa No.4301:28-29 November 12, 2001.
"Offshore opportunities and strong economic policies have strengthened the country's economy."

Collen, Lindsey. Made in Mauritius. New Internationalist No.341:30 December 2001.
Activity of labor unions in Mauritius.

Srebrnik, Henry. 'Full of Sound and Fury': Three Decades of Parliamentary Politics in Mauritius. Journal of Southern African Studies 28:277-289 June 2002.

Subramanian, Arvind. Mauritius: A Case Study. Finance & Development 38:22-25 December 2001.
Discusses the economy of Mauritius.


Morocco


 Internet Resources

Arab Net.
Available online at: http://www.arab.net
General information about the countries of Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, and Tunisia.

Background Note: Morocco.. Washington, United States. Dept. of State, January 2002.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.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.

Morocco and Africa Today.
Available online at: http://www.morocco-today.info
General information and news in English.

Morocco Daily.
Available online at: http://www.moroccodaily.com
News about Morocco.

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.
Morocco, pp 143-144.
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

Cordesman, Anthony H. Tragedy of Arms: Military and Security Developments in the Maghreb. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2002. 315 p.
Morocco, pp 55-105.
Book call no.: 355.00964 C794t

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

Jane's Sentinel: Security Assessment: North Africa 2002. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2002. 704 p.
Has general information about each country and detailed information about each country's defense.
Book call no.: R 961 J33 Iss.10 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

Middle East and North Africa 2002. 48th ed. London, Europa, 2002. 1286 p.
Provides detailed information about each country.
Book call no.: R 915.6 M627 48th ed. 2002

Middle East Contemporary Survey, Volume 22 1998, edited by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2001. 710 p.
See table of contents for information on economic developments, conflicts, internal affairs, and foreign affairs of each country.
Book call no.: R 327.56 M6271 v.22 1998

Middle East Military Balance 2000-2001, edited by Shai Feldman and Yiftah Shapir. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press and Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, 2001. 425 p.
Includes information for each country such as: general data, arms procurement and security assistance received, arms sales, foreign military cooperation, weapons of mass destruction, and armed forces.
Book call no.: R 355.033056 M627 2000/2001

Rake, Allen. African Leaders: Guiding the New Millennium. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2001. 261 p.
Morocco: King Sidi Mohammed VI, pp 168-170.
Book call no.: 920.06 R162a

Spencer, William. Global Studies: The Middle East. Guilford, CT, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2003. 246 p.
Includes general information about each country and a lengthy history.
Book call no.: R 956 G562g 9th ed. 2003

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

Akata-Ohohe, Bunmi. No Solution In Sight. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 8:18 June 2002.
"Efforts to resolve the 26 year-old conflict in the Western Sahara remain hampered by the intransigence of both the Saharawi people and Morocco."

Akpata-Ohohe, Bunmi. Western Sahara: Oil Licenses. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:6 December 2001.
"The disclosure that the Moroccan government has signed two oil exploration deals with French and U.S. companies to search for oil in the disputed territorial waters of the Western Sahara has cost outrage and disbelief at the United Nations."

Al-Aly, Nizar. Encroaching Desert. West Africa No.4304:21 December 3, 2001.
"Global warming brings a change to the seasons in Morocco."

All Foes Rock on. Mclean's 115:12 July 29, 2002.
Notes conflict between Spanish and Moroccan soldiers for a small island called Parsley (in English).

Andrews, Barbara M. Mirror to a Culture: A Bustling Market in Marrakech, Morocco. World & I 17:204-215 April 2002.

Autry Norma. World Business Watch: The French Labinal Group. Aviation Week & Space Technology 155:103 September 3, 2001.
"Aero-Technical Interconnect Systems to produce aircraft wiring."

Balfour, Sebastian. Chemical Warfare in the 1920s & 30s. History Today 52:2-3 June 2002.
Includes chemical weapons used in Morocco.

Barton, R. N. E. Bridging the Gap: New Fieldwork in Northern Morocco. Antiquity 75:489-490 September 2001.
Researches the "question of human contacts between Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle and Upper Pleistocene."

Brazier, Chris. Betrayal: UN Capitulates to Morocco. New Internationalist No.337:8 August 2001.
Discusses the Western Sahara issue.

Bright, Martin. Where Informers Are Patriots. New Statesman 15:14 June 24, 2002.
Moroccans uncover a plan by an al Qaeda cell to attack British and U.S. shipping in the Straits of Gibraltar.

Bush, George W. Memorandum on Presidential Determination on the Proposed Protocol Amending the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States Of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 37:1253-1254 September 10, 2001.

Bush, George W. Message to the Congress Transmitting Protocol to the Morocco-United States Treaty on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 37:1546-1547 October 29, 2001.

Byrne, Eileen. Broken Bones. Middle East International No.663:22 November 23, 2001.
Police use violent methods against demonstrators.

Byrne, Eileen. Choppy Waters. Middle East International No.662:20-21 November 9, 2001.
Spain clamps down of Moroccans using Ceuta and Melila to enter their country.

Byrne, Eileen. Citizen Prince. Middle East International No.668:22-23 February 8, 2002.
The reformist prince, Moulay Hicham, leaves the country for the United States.

Byrne, Eileen. People's Princess. Middle East International No.672:23-24 April 5, 2002.
Announces the bride to be of the Moroccan monarch.

Byrne, Eileen. Polisario Releases PoWs. Middle East International No.667:19 January 25, 2002.
"A group of 115 Moroccans who had spent two decades in the dusty limbo of Polisario detention camps near Tindouf in southwest Algeria, are released on 17 January and flown to Agadir on Morocco's Atlantic coast."

Byrne, Eileen. Poll Momentum. Middle East International No.671:27 March 22, 2002.
Announces legislative elections will be held in September.

Byrne, Eileen. Rain at Last. Middle East International No.666:22-23 January 11, 2002.
Rains comes to Morocco in December.

Byrne, Eileen. Sticks and Stones. Middle East International No.665:26 December 21, 2001.
Trial of a journalist on charges of disturbing public order.

Byrne, Eileen. Summer of Discontent. Middle East International No.676:24-25 May 31, 2002.
Discusses politics in Morocco.

Byrne, Eileen. Support for Palestine. Middle East International No.673:20-21 April 19, 2002.
Massive pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Rabat.

Byrne, Eileen. Tangled Web. Middle East International No.678:24-25 June 28, 2002.
Recounts the effects of the arrest of three Saudis for plotting to attack NATO warships in the Straits Gibraltar.

Byrne, Eileen. Turbulent Clerics. Middle East International No.675:19-20 May 17, 2002.
The government cracks down on clerics of the Salafist Movement for Jihad.

Coghlan, Andy. End in Sight: A Disease That Blinds Millions Is Being Given the Boot. New Scientist 172:18 December 15, 2001.
"Hundreds of thousands of children in Morocco had been saved from blindness by a programme that relies on the commitment of Morocco's government and the generosity of pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer."

External Relations. European Policy Analyst No.1:47-54 March 2002.
See section on North-South relations where mention is made of agreements with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

Ford, Neil. Western Sahara: A Victory for Morocco? New African No.406:38 April 2002.
New oil discoveries may further strengthen the Moroccan grip on Western Sahara.

Gibraltar in Reverse? Economist 362:52 February 23, 2002.
"Morocco's claims disturb the inhabitants of its two Spanish enclaves."

Goldstein, Eric. Morocco's Dirty War. Nation 274:7-8 January 21, 2002.
Discusses human rights abuses in Morocco.

Howe, Marvine. Under New Regime, Moroccan Search for Truth and Justice. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20:32-34 October 2001.

Ilahiane, Hsain. Break-up of the Ksar: Changing Settlement Patterns and Environmental Management in Southern Morocco. Africa Today 48:20-48 Spring 2001.

Jellou, Tahar B. Laughing at God in North Africa. NPQ: New Perspectives Quarterly 19:125-129 Winter 2002.
Characterizes Islam in Morocco.

Larson, Bruce A. and others. Impact of Environmental Regulations on Exports: Case Study Results from Cyprus, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. World Development 30:1057-1072 June 2002.

Martin, Josh. Moroccan Economy: Seeking a Cure. Middle East No.315:23-25 September 2001.
"Morocco's economic doldrums show no sign of lifting soon."

Martin, Josh. Morocco & Europe Talks: No Love Lost. Middle East No.316:26+ October 2001.
"Morocco's Free Trade Agreement with the EU may call for increasing economic ties, but sharp differences remain."

Morocco Military Technology 26:252-253 World Defence Almanac 2001-2002.
Force structure.

Morocco: A Right Royal Putsch. Africa Confidential 43:8 February 8, 2002.
Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah has fled to the United States.

Morocco: Better Times Ahead. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:6 September 2001.
The IMF praises Moroccan economic reforms.

Morocco: Honeymoon over. Africa Confidential 42:4-5 December 21, 2001.
"The government isn't working; palace and parties will fight for the political initiative."

Morocco/Spain: Everyone Likes Parsley. Africa Confidential 43:8 July 26, 2002.
Conflict between Morocco and Spain over the ownership of an island called Parsley Island (in English).

Morocco/W.Sahara. Africa Confidential 43:8 February 22, 2002.
Morocco is at odds with Spain over oil off the Western Sahara Coast.

Now Unsecret Policeman. Economist 362:44 February 16, 2002.
Book describes the activities of a retired member of the secret police, Ahmed Boukhari.

Numbered Days. Economist 363:46-47 June 15, 2002.
"The Saharawis' last-ditch fight for self-determination."

Polisario's Sinking Hopes. Economist 361:44-45 December 8, 2001.
"Promises, promises, never kept."

Schiermeier, Quirin. Accord in Morocco Breathes Fresh Life into Kyoto Protocol. Nature 414:238 November 15, 2001.
Meeting on the Kyoto protocol is held in Marrakesh, Morocco.

T&G Aviation, Inc. Army Lawyer No.349:101-102 January/February 2002.
Discusses a claim brought by T&G Aviation for damages in the 1980's when two planes were shot down that were being used for aerial spraying in Morocco and Senegal.

Taggart, Simon. Oil Spoils. Middle East International No.669:21 February 22, 2002.
"The UN's lawyers have failed to settle the row between Polisario and Morocco over Rabat's issuing of reconnaissance licenses covering Western Saharan waters to French oil major TotalFinaElf and US independence Kerr-McGee last autumn."

Tessler, Mark. Islam and Democracy in the Middle East: The Impact of Religious Orientations on Attitudes toward Democracy in Four Arab Countries. Comparative Politics 34:337-354 April 2002.

Thomas, Ken. Future on Hold. History Today 51:2-3 August 2001.
Plight of the Sahrwis who seek a separate Western Sahara.

Western Sahara: Murky Depths. Africa Confidential 42:8 October 26, 2001.
Predicts the oil exploration off the disputed territory will end the possibility of a Western Sahara vote.

Western Sahara: UN Manoeuvres. Africa Confidential 43:8 April 19, 2002.
No solution to the Western Sahara question.

Williams, Ian. Baker's Bluff. Middle East International No.675:20 May 17, 2002.
"The U.S. proposal to force an autonomy agreement on Western Sahara has been defeated for the time being."

Williams, Ian. Oil on Troubled Sands. Middle East International No.664:25 December 7, 2001.
The UN continues to try to establish a referendum on separation of Western Sahara from Morocco.

Williams, Ian. Option Three? Middle East International No.670:19 March 8, 2002.
"Almost as endless as the dunes of the Sahara, MINURSO, the United Nations mission to the Western Sahara, is now approaching 11 years of utter ineffectiveness."

Williams, Ian. Troubled Waters. Middle East International No.661:22-23 October 26, 2001.
Oil drilling may make it more difficult for the Western Sahara to separate from Morocco.

Williams, Ian. U.N. Mission to Western Sahara Nearing Eleventh Anniversary of Ineffectiveness. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 21:57-58 April 2002.

Wyatt, Petronella. Meet Me in the Kasbah. Spectator 288:55 March 30, 2002.
Comments on life in Morocco.

Videos

Forgotten Wars. New York, Ambrose Video Publishing, 1999. 3 vols.
Volume 1: Rwanda: An Endless War. Volume 2: Heart of Sudan. Volume 3: Western Sahara: A Wall in the Desert.
Book call no.: 967.032 F21


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