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Africa South of the Sahara

The main political and economic developments in each of the 53 countries and territories of the region are comprehensively narrated and examined in the fully revised online edition of Africa South of the Sahara (the 48th in print). Readers’ perspectives are further expanded by the General Survey, a collection of introductory essays providing in-depth analysis of current economic trends, an assessment of aid and development initiatives over the past 100 years, an insight into the phenomenon of failed states and the repercussions of, and responses to, state failure in sub-Saharan Africa, an examination of the People’s Republic of China’s increasing political and economic ties with the African continent, details of the burgeoning relationship between Brazil and Africa, and a discussion of France’s ongoing involvement in Africa. General Survey Economic Trends in Africa South of the Sahara State Failure in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Responses A Century of Development: Policy and Process in Sub-Saharan Africa Beyond Françafrique—the State of Relations Between France and Africa A Year of Problems for China in Africa Brazil’s Declining Engagement with Africa European Colonial Rule in Africa Read more 

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Twice as many African presidents made it to China’s Africa summit than to the UN general assembly

As the current chairperson of the African Union, Rwandan president Paul Kagame was among the first five leaders to address the just-concluded 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Kagame extolled the “deepening” partnership between Africa and the global body, noting, “the dividend of a more focused and functional Africa benefits everyone.” But even as he emphasized this mutual cooperation, it was hard not to notice the absence of major African leaders at the world’s biggest political summit. A Quartz analysis of the African principals who spoke at the general debate using the country list published by the UN shows fewer African presidents attended the general assembly in New York than were at the third summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation that took place in Beijing two weeks earlier in September. The index of leaders who attended FOCAC was gathered from the forum’s official English website. By Quartz’s count 51 African leaders were in Beijing compared with 27 in New York. Read more Published on QUARTZ by Abdi Latif Dahir

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