The collection of papers in this volume identifies the areas of strength in Sudanese studies both in the Sudan and in Germany, and points to the direction future research should take in order to fill gaps in knowledge, especially with regard to the origin of Nubian languages. The book tackles some of the problems facing Sudan: its financial relations with the World Bank; the difficulties with its regional development projects; the questions of drought, famine and refugees; the problem of Sudanese identity, more specifically how the search for a Sudanese identity impinges on the north-south conflict; and the extent to which the historical experiences of the Sudanese people have complicated this conflict. The text offers a comprehensive analysis of SADCC as a new regional institution of inter-state economic co-operation, beginning with the PanAfrican Movement for East and Central Africa established in 1958 and emphasizing the role of South Africa and external powers in the economies of Southern Africa states. It also seeks to show how the dependence of SADCC states can be explained within the context of center-periphery.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd