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Encyclopaedia of Africa
Encyclopedia of Africa

Author:
Guy Arnold

edited by:
Ali Bahaijoub

North-South
Books 2014

Price £25.00

This is a comprehensive study of Africa country by country providing concise information on history, government, political systems, economic models and social developments with the latest facts and figures.

It is a modern reference work or compendium holding a current and comprehensive summary of information from all branches of knowledge on any given African country.

It is developed, researched and documented specifically to cater for the needs of those in quest for a brief analysis on African countries without having to dwell too much on irrelevant information. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to the 54 sovereign African states.

 
Western Sahara Conflict
Western Sahara Conflict book

Author:
Ali Bahaijoub

North-South
Books 2010

Price £20.00

The issue of the Western Sahara has now dragged on for 35 years with no apparent end in sight. This rather convoluted dispute entered into the consciousness of the world in 1975 when the Spanish colonialists left the Western Sahara and the Moroccan government asserted its authority over the territory that was occupied in 1884 and Algeria decided to harbour, arm and finance the Polisario whose leaders want independence of the territory.

The dispute has created divisions in Africa. Indeed, Morocco, a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity, walked out of the pan-African body in 1984, after it recognised the Polisario’s political wing the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in a controversial decision by the then secretary general.

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Morocco in the 21st Century
Marocco in the 21st Century

Author:
Guy Arnold

North-South
Books 2009

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Since the beginning of the 21st Century, Morocco has gone through various phases to emerge as a regional economic power conscious of the privileged strategic position it occupies at the tip of Africa controlling one side of the narrow Strait of Gibraltar that links the Mediterranean with the Atlantic and Europe with Africa. Morocco is situated at the crossroad of many cultures, races, religions and civilisations.

Since succeeding his father King Hassan II in 1999, King Mohammed VI has been on the move touring every corner of the kingdom to attempt to eradicate poverty, deprivation, illiteracy, corruption, social injustice and put an end to human rights abuses and the inequality of sexes.

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The New Scramble for Africa
The New Scramble for Africa book

Author:
Guy Arnold

North-South
Books 2009

Price £15.00

The African continent continues to baffle the rest of the world. It is generally portrayed as the poorest, the most disorganised and the most conflict-ridden. But the rest of the world does not want to leave Africa alone to mend its ways. The reason is that, despite these apparent blights on the African landscape, the continent is grudgingly acknowledged as the richest in the world, in terms of natural and human resources. This, though, appears to have been lost on Africans themselves. Not so, the rest of the world.

This is what Guy Arnold’s book has gone out to show. Just as there was a Scramble for Africa in the 19th century, Arnold says that there is a new one going on in the 21st century.

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