A swamp full of dollars - Pipelines and Paramilitaries in Nigeria's Oil Frontier. A compelling and well written account. In this long awaited book, Peel has told the history of Nigeria and oil in a way that makes this important subject accessible to all. In doing so, he has done a service to everyone who is interested in development and in Africa. ..
Nigerian drug lords, khat-chewing Somali Pirates, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africa's street and narco-traffickers corrupting Guinea-Bissau: these are some of the vivid images surrounding drugs in Africa which in recent years have alarmed policymakers, academics and the general public. In this revealing and original book, the authors weave these aspects into a provocative argumen..
Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your aid money? Why globalisation is failing the world's poorest continent - yet ends up costing us as well? Giles Bolton travelled to Africa convinced that he could solve problems, save villages and sing songs with locals under a shimmering sunset: another white man sure that aid was the most ethical response to poverty. The realty proved ..
Why has Africa become such an important priority for Britain's foreign policy under New Labour? What interests and values is the UK seeking to uphold by intervening ? Why has aid to Africa more than tripled over the past decade? How has the UK's involvement in the "war on terror" affected its efforts there? In Britain in Africa Tom Porteous seeks to answer these and other questions about Britain's..
How can Nigeria overcome its leadership capital deficit? How can women get equality in the areas of access to education, access to finance, marital protection rights, violence, and the poor ratios of representation in political and corporate leadership in Nigeria? Will the youths finally rise up and take their place at the driving wheel on our national journey into the future? How can we successfu..
Nowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollars investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Afric..
We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of development aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaign for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it. Dambisa Boyo's excoriating and controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a ..
There has been much recent celebration of the success of African "civil society" in forging global connections through an ever growing diaspora. Against this background, this innovative book sheds light on the diasporic networks - "home associations" - whose economic contributions are being used to develop home. Although the amount of migrant remittances sent back to the South is now greater than ..
With an ever increasing number of young Africans diving into the unknown each year, in search of a better life abroad, Segun Adeniyi's From Frying Pan to Fire could not have come at a better time. Through their often heart rendering tales of woe, Adeniyi weaves a powerful and compelling narrative , made all the more intense by the poignant, personal account of one of these dream seekers, the autho..
After almost forty years of development aid most commentators agree that aid as we know it has not worked. But there is little agreement over what to do about it;: increase it, abolish it or radically overhaul how it is delivered? How to manage an Aid Exit Strategy provides a refreshing and insightful analysis of how an exit may be possible. Derek Fee thoroughly reviews aid for trade, regional int..
The George W Bush administration maintains that in sub-Saharan Africa it has made major new contributions in fighting disease, promoting development, fostering democracy, and promoting peace. Yet, despite the rhetoric, is the Bush administration really working to bring about a fairer and more just Africa? Though aid has increased and a major AIDS initiative has been launched, Copson argues that US..
From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this devastating expose shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers alike are locked in a cycle of mutual dependency on battlefields around the world. ..