Publications

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Dr Sergio Chichava| has been awarded the first African Research Fellowship at the AIAP, where he will be from January - June 2013. Dr Chichava's research will focus on the topic of the Rising Powers in Africa, and in particular the role of China and Brazil in Mozambique's agriculture sector.

 
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IDEAS Africa International Affairs Programme Research Associate Professor Chris Saunders has co-edited a new book. 'Region-building in Southern Africa: Progress, Problems and Prospects'  | is an original and wide-ranging volume in which the key political, socio-economic, and security challenges facing Southern Africa today are addressed. 

 
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In a recent policy briefing AIAP's Laura Barber and Xiao Yuhua, researcher at the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University, explore the various dimensions of China and South Sudan's economic relationship, which can be read here|

 
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The closing of the 5th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) marked yet another milestone in the continent's most dynamic relationship. Significantly, it also served as a stage for the passing of responsibility for organising the next FOCAC ministerial to South Africa. In a briefing for SAIIA, Dr Chris Alden assessesFOCAC's present and its South African future.|

 
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Recent discoveries of vast gas and mineral resources in Mozambique could transform the country into a major African energy producer. In a Policy Briefing| for SAIIA, LSE's Emily Jean Anderson assesses the implications that hydrocarbon wealth may have for foreign aid in Mozambique. 

 
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Piracy on the Horn of Africa is declining. Successes in the fight against pirates, however, should not be exaggerated until Somalia's domestic conditions, which cause the problem in the first place, improve. Three months on from the high-profile London Conference on Somalia, Tom Patterson, MSc International Relations (2008) and a Manager at Control Risk, reviews the current situation|

 
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Dr Chris Alden and Fatten Aggad-Clerx prepared anEconomic Brief| for the African Development Bank on the topic of China's economic engagement in North Africa, particularly focusing on Chinese investments and employment creation in Algeria and Egypt.  

 
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Situation Analysis: Somali Piracy: Business as usual?|

Piracy on the Horn of Africa is declining. Successes in the fight against pirates, however, should not be exaggerated until Somalia's domestic conditions, which cause the problem in the first place, improve. Tom Patterson, MSc International Relations (2008) and a Manager at Control Risks, reviews the current situation. 

 
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Africa and the Emerging South|

The relationship between Africa and the so-called BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - is rapidly changing the face of the continent. Dr Chris Alden analyses how growing trade ties shape Africa's future. 

 
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Situation Analysis: What Next For Egypt?|

Lakhdar Ghettas assess the ongoing crisis in Egypt 

 
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The People in Charge: Civil Society and State Building in the Democratic Republic of Congo|

Christina Barrios assesses the role of civil society groups in state building  efforts in the DRC.

 
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Situation Analysis: Western Sahara: No longer a low intensity frozen conflict|

Lakhdar Ghettas analyses conflicting reports on the recent violent clashes between Moroccan forces, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Sagula el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO) in a camp near Laayoune.

 
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Interview with former South African Foreign Minister R.F. "Pik" Botha|

As South African Foreign Minister from 1977 to 1994 RF 'Pik' Botha was deeply involved in domestic and regional politics, including regional conflicts and the final transition of the apartheid government to black majority rule in 1994.

 
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Cold War in Southern Africa (Routledge 2009)|
Sue Onslow (ed.) 

This edited volume examines the complexities of the Cold War in Southern Africa and uses a range of archives to develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of the Cold War environment upon the processes of political change. In the aftermath of European decolonization, the struggle between white minority governments and black liberation

 

Land, Liberation and Compromise in Southern Africa

Land Liberation and Compromise in Southern Africa (Palgrave 2009)
|Chris Alden and Ward Anseeuw

This book offers an analysis of the origins of the crisis in Zimbabwe and why it has had such a profound impact on both the land issue and democratic politics in the Southern African region. The analysis contributes to the present debates around Mugabe, neo-imperialism and the stability in the region.

 
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Resurgent Continent? Africa and the World|

To mark the launch of the LSE IDEAS Africa International Affairs Programme this Strategic Update considers the opportunities and the challenges facing the continent.

 

 

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