Chronique n°56 Africa goes to COP21

Lopes Henri
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n°56 Fourth Quarter 2015

African Geopolitics is not a magazine but a review which takes a quasi-academic and scientific approach to core issues without attempting to be controversial. Although we keep a watchful eye on...

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KLEN Michel
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SOUTH AFRICA: MANDELA’S BROKEN DREAM

Nelson Mandela’s accession to power in May 1994 and the end of  apartheid created a  breath of  optimism in  the country    of the Cape of Good Hope. The metamorphosis was all the more highly praised because it was not accompanied by violent reactions from the white  minority•1,  including  the  extremist  fringe.  Contrary  to  what many oracles had predicted, there was no civil war between the black and white communities. For five years, President Mandela, enjoying the status of a world icon, was able to...

M'vouala Hermann
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THE ADVANTAGE OF ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION IN CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

Every African country whose economy is based on oil is thinking about what happens in the post-oil era. It is inevitable that   the black gold will eventually run out. To understand what is at stake in relation to this problem which is rocking the foundations of the whole global economic system, we have to get a clear sense of the Congolese challenges related to it.

Do Nascimento Paula
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AFRICA’S CITIES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Interview with Paula Do Nascimento, conducted by  Augusta Conchiglia — How do you regard the future of towns and cities in Africa? Paula Do Nascimento — The urbanisation of the continent will speed up alongside rampant demographic growth, which is certainly cause for alarm. In Angola, there is a debate on the evolution of the city, driven by a new generation which is making environmental demands. Civic groups have also successfully opposed a number of architectural excesses imported from Dubai.•3 But such action is anecdotal. The...

Mongo-Mboussa  Boniface
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IN THE NAME OF THE RIVER, THE FAUNA AND THE ANCESTORS

“Anthropology thus faces a formidable challenge: either it disappears as  an  exhausted form of  humanism, or  it undergoes a complete metamorphosis by rethinking its field and tools so as to include within its object much more than the anthropos, that whole community of  existing beings linked to  him and now relegated to    the status of a mere entourage” (Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture)

Idrissa Rahmane
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THE SPLENDOURS AND MISERIES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

For about the last fifteen years, the African diaspora has been a fashionable theme. At  the root of  this renewed interest was    a report from the World Bank on the immense financial potential of the remittance flows from expatriate Africans to their countries of origin. While it is a purely technocratic concept for Bretton Woods institutions, it is highly charged emotionally for those who identify with it. The diaspora implies the fact of being not only uprooted, but wrenched away and dispersed; a form of protracted historical violence. The great emblematic cases...

BERG Eugène
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BOOK REVIEWS N°56

OSONS, PLAIDOYER D’UN HOMME LIBRE Nicolas Hulot, Les Liens qui libèrent, 2015, 95  pages L’AFRIQUE POUR LES NULS Jean-Joseph Boillot and Rahmane Idrissa, First éditions, 2015, 370 pages. L’AFRIQUE DANS LE MONDE, CAPITALISME, EMPIRE, ÉTAT-NATION, Frederick Cooper, Payot, 2015, 246 pages. LA COUR PÉNALE INTERNATIONALE ET LA LUTTE CONTRE L’IMPUNITÉ EN AFRIQUE Sinan Kamagate, l’Harmattan, 2015, 186 pages. GÉOSTRATÉGIE AMÉRICAINE EN AFRIQUE (1993-2014) Alain Fogue Tedom, l...