General SurveyThoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by acknowledged experts covering the issues affecting the area as a whole: Reforming Africa: Continuities and Changes; Economic Trends in Africa South of the Sahara 2006; Health and Medical Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa; The Privatization of Security in Sub-Saharan Africa and European Colonial Rule in AfricaA political map of contemporary Africa and a chronological list of the dates of independence of African countries.
Individual chapters on every country incorporating:an introductory survey, containing essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economy of each countryan extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, which include area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and educationa full directory containing names, addresses and contact numbers for key areas such as the government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and educationa useful bibliography, providing sources for further research.
Regional InformationDetailed information on the following: regional organizations; major commodities; calendars, time reckoning, weights and measures; research institutes concerned with Africa and a select periodicals bibliography.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 1534
Weight: 2109 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 45 mm
Edition: 36th New edition
'A well-balanced, well-judged and remarkably comprehensive volume.' - Times Literary Supplement
'This is probably the best reference work available on this part of the African continent.' - Reference Reviews
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