Resources for the Continent

Books Addressing African Issues

FAMINE CRIMES Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa Alex de Waal, 2009 Famine is preventable. In this book, Alex de Waal argues that the persistence of famine reflects political failings by African governments, western donors and international relief agencies. He addresses such questions as: – Can Africa avoid …

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Books On Sudan/South Sudan

The Fate of Sudan: The Origins and Consequences of a Flawed Peace Process John Young, 2012 In 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ended one of Africa’s most devastating civil wars and set the stage for the partition of Sudan, Africa’s largest country. One of the most important peace agreements …

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Useful Links

The following web resources are excellent sources to find information on contemporary issues across the African continent. AFRICAN ARGUMENTS African Arguments is a comment and analysis site. They publish high quality analysis of African current affairs and politics from inside the continent and through our global network of writers. It is …

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Online Books

In order to provide online access to complete works, Justice Africa has uploaded complete books that readers can access here through our website. Currently, there are three books available to download:   Food and Power in Sudan: A Critique of Humanitarianism Famine is a gross infringement of the rights of …

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ANOTHER JUNE 12 IS HAPPENING IN NIGERIA: It Must Be Resisted

It is difficult to persuade Kenyans, exasperated by the shenanigans of their Grand Coalition (which many regard as the Grand CONFUSION) government that there is anything good in electoral democracy. However the recent rescue of the country from political implosion by the speaker of the national parliament has also rescued …

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Madagascar – Democracy without Democrats!

Yet another African country has been in the news for the wrong reasons to the delight of many Afro pessimists. The creeping coup in Africa’s largest island country, Madagascar, finally became a comical fait accompli with the ‘resignation’ of the President and the assumption of power by a self-created transitional …

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Corrupt Leaders are Mass Murderers

Some time ago I was a keynote speaker at an international conference jointly hosted by two leading policy think tanks on the African continent: ECA and CODESRIA. The former was set up by the UN for Africa while the latter was set up by Africans for Africans. The ECA remains …

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Gaddafi and African Unity

Further Brakes on African Unity The brother leader, Colonel Muamar el Gaddafi, has just been elected Chairperson of the African Union. As to be expected about anything to do with the leader (40 years in power this September) of the Libyan Arab Socialist Jamahiriya, there is controversy which will not …

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Over 50 Million Africans Say ‘NO’ to Poverty

On 22nd October the Guinness Book of World Records announced the verified figures for the total number of people who had participated in this year’s STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY AND TAKE ACTION campaign; in support of the MDGs jointly organized by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to …

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Over 50 Million Africans Say ‘NO’ to Poverty

On 22nd October the Guinness Book of World Records announced the verified figures for the total number of people who had participated in this year’s STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY AND TAKE ACTION campaign; in support of the MDGs jointly organized by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to …

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