Historical Dictionary Of Angola

Autor: W. Martin James
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111233
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Angola, slowly recovering from a twenty-seven year civil war, is becoming a regional super-power in southern Africa. This rise can be attributed to oil, diamonds, a battle-tested armed forces and a political system that is dominated by one party – the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – MPLA). Problems remain to be solved. The vast wealth is in the control of the elite while the vast majority of the people live on less than two dollars per day. Corruption is rife, the health and education system in shambles, landmines remain a festering problem and the opposition is intimidated and split into various factions. President Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola for almost thirty-eight years, has opted not to run for re-election in the August 2017 elections. Instead his hand-picked successor João Lourenço was elected president. Interestingly, dos Santos has not surrendered his presidency of the party. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Angola contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Angola.

Historical Dictionary Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Autor: Emizet Francois Kisangani
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863255
File Size: 36,21 MB
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One of Africa's largest, most populated, and generously endowed countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has both dominated the surrounding region and been greatly affected by it as well. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has undergone a long period of war, and it appears that political renewal and economic recovery are bleak. Human security is likely to remain a distant dream for many years to come due to the prevalence and intensity of rape and other sexual violence, which is described as the worst in the world. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on civil wars, mutinies, notable people, places, events, and cultural practices.

Historical Dictionary Of Nigeria

Autor: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538113147
File Size: 14,66 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary Of Women In Sub Saharan Africa

Autor: Kathleen E. Sheldon
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853317
File Size: 31,51 MB
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The core of the dictionary is the formal entries on nearly 700 topics, individuals, organizations, events, and publications. The book opens with an essay on African women's history, and includes a chronology of African women's history, a list of acronyms, and a country index to facilitate finding entries on particular topics. There is also a bibliography of nearly 2,000 citations that is organized first into historical periods and then into twenty topical categories including art, education, health, human rights, literature, marriage, slavery, and urbanization.

Historical Dictionary Of Angola

Autor: Susan Herlin Broadhead
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN:
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Although this Dictionary builds on Phyllis Martin's excellent first edition (Scarecrow, 1980), it is in many respects a new edition, reorganized, expanded, and updated. Includes a comprehensive introduction to the history of Angola; a detailed chronology, double-page maps and charts. ... extremely useful.... Greatly expanded and revised... reflecting the profound changes which have affected Angola... an invaluable introduction and guide.... --Jill R. Dias, JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY ... useful introduction, good maps, currency.... copious cross-references, and an excellent bibliography. --ARBA

Historical Dictionary Of Western Sahara

Autor: Anthony G. Pazzanita
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Includes the UN referendum effort and recent political changes in neighboring Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria and providing a wealth of historical, sociological, economic, and political information.

Historical Dictionary Of Morocco

Autor: Aomar Boum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442262974
File Size: 24,81 MB
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Morocco contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Guinea Bissau

Autor: Peter Karibe Mendy
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088027X
File Size: 44,19 MB
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The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea-Bissau relates the history of Guinea-Bissau through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations.