July 2002
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Current Biography, edited by Clifford Thompson. New York, H. W. Wilson, 2001. 658 p.
Biography of Michael Fay, conservation biologist, in Central Africa on pages 161-163.
Book call no.: R 920.02 2001


Africa. Journal of Democracy 12:184-185 October 2001.
Provides excerpts of the New Africa Initiative written by the African Union.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Africa's Growing Oil Economies. West Africa No.4326:31-32 May 20, 2002.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Africa's Volcanoes. West Africa No.4310:12-13 January 28, 2002.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. African Forests Face Extinction. West Africa No.4294:23 September 24, 2001.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Crisis of West African Fisheries. West Africa No.4321:28-29 April 15, 2002.
"Examines the fishing crisis facing West African countries today because of foreign overfishing."

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Emerging and Promising Oil Producers. West Africa No.4326:34 May 20, 2002.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Equatorial Guinea Oil Boom. West Africa No.4326:33 May 20, 2002.
Equatorial Guinea reaps a harvest of money from offshore oil drilling.

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. Western Fingers in the Oil Pie. West Africa No.4327:27 May 27, 2002.
"Western oil companys' power is vast and sometimes goes beyond controlling oil production and income to include interference in conflicts."

Cliggett, Lisa. Carrying Capacity's New Guise: Folk Models for Public Debate and Longitudinal Study of Environmental Change. Africa Today 48:2-19 Spring 2001.

Darimani, Abdulai. From Rio to Rio + 10. African Agenda vol 5,no.1:27-28 2002.
Reports on preparations for the Africa in World Summit on Sustainable Development to be held in Johannesburg August 30 to September 5.

Darimani, Abdulai and Attarah, Linus. Community Welfare or Corporate Profit? African Agenda vol 5,no.1:24-26 2002.
Cites mining in Ghana for putting profit ahead of the environment.

Derrick, Jonathan. Felling and Protecting Cameroon's Forests. West Africa No.4324:28-29 May 6, 2002.

Fischman, John. Fresh Start: New Skulls in and Out of Africa Rewrite Human Prehistory. U.S. News & World Report 133:38 July 22, 2002.

Godwin, Peter. Without Borders: Uniting Africa's Wildlife Reserves. National Geographic 200:2-31 September 2001.

Goergen, Roman. Life on the Edge. New Scientist 171:30-33 August 25, 2001.
Discusses the Namib horses of Namibia.

Guyer, Jane I. Briefing: The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum and Pipeline Development Project. African Affairs 101:109-115 January 2002.

Johnson, Dan. Wetlands: Going, Going...Gone? Futurist 35:6 September-October 2001.
"Water disruptions in South Africa led to extreme flooding in neighboring Mozambique in 2000."

Johnson, Thomas C. and others. High-Resolution Paleoclimate Record Spanning the Past 25,000 Years in Southeastern East Africa. Science 296:113-114+ April 5, 2002.

Kerr, Richard A. Evolutionary Pulse Found, but Complexity as Well. Science 293:2377 September 28, 2001.
"East African animals respond to abrupt climate change 2.8 million years ago, but climate effect on human ancestors remains unclear."

Lovgren, Stefan. All That Glitters. U.S. News & World Report 131:25-28 August 13, 2001.
Mining tanzanite.

MacKenzie, Debora. African Fisheries on Brink of Collapse. New Scientist 175:5 July 13, 2002.

Major Discoveries Abound. World Oil 222:77-80+ August 2001.
"A flood of new discoveries offshore Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and onshore North Africa, has made this the world's leading exploration place."

Marchant, Joanna. Lions in Peril: The Future Looks Bleak for Africa's Big Cats. New Scientist 172:7 November 3 2001.

Murphy, Bill. With Friends Like These... New African No.402:34-37 December 2001.
"How the Clinton Administration and its friends, who had publicly pledged to help Africa out of poverty, rigged the gold market to Africa's detriment."

Nowak, Rachel. How the Rich Stole the Rain. New Scientist 174:4-5 June 15, 2002.
"Pollution from the West may have plunged Africa into drought."

Nyinah, Joe B. Spotlight on Oil Deals. West Africa No.4293:22-23 September 17, 2001.
"Petroleum has been the subject of some controversy in Ghana lately."

Oil and Gas: African Energy. Africa Confidential 43:6-7 March 8, 2002.
"Western concerns about instability in the Middle East send oil companies south."

Oil: Risky Money. Africa Confidential 43:6-7 March 22, 2002.
"Oil companies meet human rights and political challenges in Africa's new fields."

Otabil, Bernard. Rice and the Fight Against Hunger in Africa. West Africa No.4295:30-31 October 1, 2001.
"The activities of West African Rice Development Association (WARDA) and the global fight against hunger."

Pain, Stephen. Against the Odds. New Scientist 171:42-45 August 11, 2001.
Interviews Annette Lanjouw, a Dutch primatologist, about mountain gorillas in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.

Pearce, Fred. Death in the Jungle: Most of the Congo's Large Mammals Will Be Killed for Their Meat. New Scientist 173:14 March 9, 2002.

Pearce, Fred. Dr. Doom-Monger I Presume. New Scientist 175:50-51 July 13, 2002.
Discusses what it calls the myth of the desertification of Africa.

Rose, Rob. Sustainable Development Special Feature. New African No.409:42-46 July-August 2002.
Several articles about the effects of the second UN Earth Summit on Africa. Articles look at genetically modified crops and impending water crisis.

Sanchez, Pedro A. Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa. Science 295:2019-2020 March 15, 2002.

Shell on Earth. Ecologist 31:18 September 2001.
"Blatantly disregarding the concerns of local communities, the Board of Directors of the International Finance Corporation; the World Bank's private lending arm, approved a $15 million loan in June that would benefit the Shell Petroleum Development Corp. of Nigeria."

Showers, Kate B. Water Scarcity and Urban Africa: An Overview of Urban-Rural Water Linkages. World Development 30:621-648 April 2002.

Special Reports on Power Sector and Oil and Gas Conferences. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 8:25-29 July 2002.

Spotlight on Oil Deals. West Africa No.4293:22-23 September 17, 2001.
"Petroleum has been the subject of some controversy in Ghana lately."

Swatuk, Larry A. New Water Architecture in Southern Africa: Reflections on Current Trends in the Light of "Rio+10'. International Affairs 78:507-530 July 2002.

Useem, Jerry. Exxon's African Adventure. Fortune 145:102-106+ April 15, 2002.
Efforts to build an oil pipeline between Chad and Cameroon.

West African Coast Sees Wave of New Finds. World Oil 222:9 August 2001.

Wilson, Andrew. Randgold Forging Ahead in West Africa. West Africa No.4306:34-35 December 17, 2001.
"Reports on a South African gold giants mining in Mali and exploration in Cote D'Ivoire and Senegal."

Wright, David. All for the Good of the Great Apes. Mclean's 114:12 September 3, 2001.
Discusses the work of Kerry Bowman on behalf of the great apes of Cameroon.

Yates, Douglas A. Scramble for African Oil. West Africa No.4323:28-29 April 29, 2002.
"Examines how African oil is bringing fortunes to oil companies but disruption and damage to many African communities."

Politics and Government


Abrahamsen, Rita. Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa. New York, Zed Books, 2000. 168 p. (Studies in African Politics, Society and Development)
Book call no.: 338.96 A1591d

Africa in Crisis: New Challenges and Possibilities, edited by Tunde Zack-Williams and others. Sterling, VA, Pluto Press, 2002. 228 p.
Book call no.: 330.96 A2583

African Interventionist States, edited by Oliver Furley and Roy May. Burlington, VT, Ashgate Publishing, 2001. 286 p.
Book call no.: 341.584096 A258

African Pastoralism: Conflict, Institutions and Government, edited by M.A. Mohamed Salih. Sterling, VA, Pluto Press, 2001. 311 p.
Book call no.: 333.74 A258

African Voices African Visions, edited by Olugbenga Adesida Arunma Oteh. Uppsala, Sweden, Nordic Africa Institute, 2001. 217 p.
Book call no.: 960.33 A258

Anda, Michael O. International Relations of Contemporary Africa. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 2000. 299 p.
Book call no.: 327.6 A543i

Beyond State Crisis? Postcolonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective, edited by Mark R. Beissinger and Crawford Young. Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2002. 514 p.
Book call no.: 947.086 B573

Huband, Mark. Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa after the Cold War. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2001. 376 p.
Book call no.: 960.32 H875s

McWilliams, Wayne C. and Piotrowski, Harry. World since 1945: A History of International Relations. 5th ed. Boulder, CO, Lynn Reinner Publishers, 2001. 617 p.
Decolonization in Africa, pp 125-142.
Book call no.: 909.82 M177w 2001

Rake, Allen. African Leaders: Guiding the New Millennium. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2001. 261 p.
Book call no.: 920.06 R162a

Salih, M. A. Mohamed. African Democracies and African Politics. Sterling, VA, Pluto Press, 2001. 234 p. (Human Security in the Global Economy)
Book call no.: 320.96 S165a

Schwab, Peter. Africa: The Continent Self-Destructs. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 212 p.
Book call no.: 967.04 S398a

Van de Walle, Nicolas. African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2001. 291 p. (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
Book call no.: 338.96 V244a


Adedze, Cornelius. Africa, Tough Road to Unity. African Agenda vol 4,no.4:25-26 2001.
Evaluates initiatives for continental unity.

Adoko, K. Africa: Reforms and Development. West Africa No.4294:27-29 September 24, 2001.
"Assesses the impact of reform programmes on Africa's development and growth."

Africa and Global Justice. West Africa No.4289:11-17 August 20, 2001.
Several articles about the International Criminal Court.

Africa: Raelity. Africa Confidential 43:8 January 11, 2002.
Briefly discusses the Raelian Movement.

Allain, Jean and O'Shea, Andreas. African Disunity: Comparing Human Rights Law and Practice of North and South African States. Human Rights Quarterly 24:86-125 February 2002.

Assensho, A. B. and Alex-Assensho, Y. M. What to Do with Africa's Ex-Leader's? West Africa No.4299:21-22 October 29, 2001.

Chatteris, Chris. Africanism: Good for Africa? Will New Leadership Emerge? Commonweal 129:16-17 July 12, 2002.

Democracy Debate. West Africa No.4291:11-14 September 3, 2001.
Two articles discussing the best form of democracy for Africa.

Gambari, Ibrahim A. Africa's Security Questions. South African Journal of International Affairs 8:13-20 Winter 2001.

Jackson, Richard. Violent Internal Conflict and the African State: Towards a Frame-Work of Analysis. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 20:29-52 January 2002.

Johnson, Boris. Cancel the Guilt Trip. Spectator 288:14-15 February 2, 2002.
"Africa is a mess, but it is simply not credible to blame colonialism."

Joireman, Sandra F. Inherited Legal Systems and Effective Role of Law: Africa and the Colonial Legacy. Journal of Modern African Studies 39:571-596 December 2001.

Le Roux, Elizabeth. What's Needed for an African Renaissance? Africa Insight 31:2 September 2001.

Mamdani, Mahmood. African States, Citizenship and War: A Case-Study. International Affairs 78:493-506 July 2002.

Mbogo, Stephen. Africa and Terrorism. West Africa No.4294:17-18 September 24, 2001.

Mbogo, Stephen. Obstacles to Effective Unity. West Africa No.4316:23 March 11, 2002.
"Much needs to be done to make effective unity and integration in Africa possible, including harmonisation of economic policies and improvement of transport links, an ECA report says."

Olivier, Gerrit. Regional Integration and African Revival. Africa Insight 31:39-46 September 2001.

Onwudiwe, Ebere. Africa's Other Story. Current History 101:225-228 May 2002.
Discusses African political systems that work.

Otabil, Bernard. ADFIII: More Questions than Answers. West Africa No.4317:26-27 March 18, 2002.
Discusses the Third African Development Forum.

Otabil, Bernard. Bribery? No, It's a Gift. West Africa No.4301:29 November 12, 2001.
Expresses concern over corruption in Africa, despite anti-corruption initiatives.

Scarritt, James R. and others. Interaction Between Democracy and Ethnopolitical Protest. Comparative Political Studies 34:800-827 September 2001.

Shaw, Mark. Political Economy and Crime and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. South African Journal of International Affairs 8:57-69 Winter 2001.

Sindjoun, Luc. Is Democracy Compatible with Cultural Pluralism? Africa Insight 31:8-17 June 2001.

Spears, Ian S. Africa: The Limits of Power-Sharing. Journal of Democracy 13:123-136 July 2002.

Taylor, Ian and Nell, Philip. 'New Africa', Globalisation and the Confines of Elite Reformism: 'Getting the Rhetoric Right', Getting the Strategy Wrong. Third World Quarterly 23:163-180 February 2002.

Van de Walle, Nicolas. Africa's Range of Regimes. Journal of Democracy 13:66-80 April 2002.

Wily, Liz A. Reconstructing the African Commons. Africa Today 48:76-99 Spring 2001.
"After a century of demise the traditional capacity in Africa to hold rural lands in common is seeing a wave of unexpected recognition in revised national land laws in eastern and southern Africa, a development which could signal a dramatic turning point in the future of common properties."


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