A definitive one-volume guide to all sub-Saharan African countries, providing invaluable economic, political, statistical and directory data. It includes: * over 1,500 pages of authoritative articles, economic and demographic statistics and wide-ranging directory material * contributions from over 50 leading experts on African affairs * incisive analysis of the latest available information. General Survey * thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by acknowledged experts covering the issues affecting the area as a whole, including: Economic Trends in Africa South of the Sahara; Health and Medical Issues; State Failure in Africa; A Century of Development; Chinese Stakes in Sub-Saharan Africa; European Colonial Rule; Peace and Security Architecture; Information and Communication Technology in the East African Community; and Terrorism and Trafficking in West Africa * a political map of contemporary Africa and a chronological list of the dates of independence of African countries.
Country Surveys Individual chapters on every country incorporating: * an introductory survey, containing essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economy of each country * an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, which include area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education * a full directory containing names, addresses and contact details for key areas such as the government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education * a useful bibliography, providing sources for further research. Regional Information Detailed information on the following: regional organizations; major commodities; calendars; research institutes concerned with Africa; and select bibliographies of books and periodicals.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd