African Development

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Africa in Crisis: The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Timberlake, Lloyd
Book
Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a ...
Africa rising? The economic history of sub-Saharan Africa
Olamosu, Biodun; Wynne, Andy
Article
2015
An overview of the economic history of sub-Saharan Africa since independence (around 1960 for most countries).
Africa's Refugee Crisis: What's To Be Done
Cimade; Inodep; Mink
Book
Renewed famine in Ethiopia and the Sahel, as well as the Continent's ongoing wars and political repression, have created the world's biggest refugee problem. This up-to-date, factual picture of the pr...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
An Economic History of West Africa
Hopkins, A.G.
Book
1973
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Refugees and Development in Africa
Kibreab, Gaim
Book
1989
This book provides a detailed analysis based on extensive case studies of the problems and prospects for African refugee settlement, integration into host communities, and/or repatriation. The study t...
The Silent Revolution in Africa: Debt, Development and Democracy
Cheru, Fantu
Book
1990
Cheru ascribes the crisis in Africa to its origins as export-led development rather than the natural factors such as drought and famine. He praises the evolution of ordinary Africans opting out of the...
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa: Against The Current vol. 132
Ross, Sam
Article
2008
September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host ...

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Canadian Co-operative Association
To promote the growth and development of the co-operative movement in Canada.
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...
WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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China commits billions in aid to Africa as part of charm offensive
Provost, Claire; Harris, Rich
2013
China has committed $75bn (£48bn) on aid and development projects in Africa in the past decade, according to research which reveals the scale of what some have called Beijing's escalating soft power "...