Historical Dictionary Of Benin

Author: Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810871718
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Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Benin covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Benin.

Historical Dictionary Of Nigeria

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538113147
Size: 50.56 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition introduces Nigeria’s rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-20th century history, Nigeria under British colonial rule, and important post-independence issues while providing greater attention to Nigeria’s role in international relations, diaspora, and contributions to arts, film and culture in particular. This revised edition covers major developments since the last edition such as the rise of the terrorist group Boko Haram and the election of Muhammadu Buhari to the presidency in 2015 among others. 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. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Nigeria.

Historical Dictionary Of Togo

Author: Samuel Decalo
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
Size: 53.95 MB
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Togo is a small West African country nestled between Benin and Ghana, extending from its narrow coastline 320 miles inland to Burkina Faso. Although the country's phosphate production has given it a modicum of economic stability, Togo remains politically unstable. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Togo expands and updates the 1987 edition and includes events occurring after the previous edition. Written by one of the foremost experts on African politics, this indispensable reference source provides concise dictionary entries covering the people, places, events, political and economic institutions, history and culture of this fascinating country. It contains a comprehensive, multilingual bibliography divided according to subject; tables with important economic and demographic data; a list of abbreviations; an updated chronology of recent political events; and three maps covering transport and communications, administrative divisions and ethnic divisions. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "There is much valuable information in this work that would not be retrieved easily elsewhere...highly recommended..." —ARBA "...a worthwhile contribution...the bibliography succeeds admirably in drawing these sources together." —AFRICA

Historical Dictionary Of Congo

Author: Samuel Decalo
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ISBN:
Size: 49.36 MB
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A new edition of the reference volume chronicling the history of Africa's Congo, an unstable state that has most recently begun to rebuild its economy after a period of political shifts from the right to the left. Co-author Decalo (U. of Florida) probes the history of Congo in an insightful introduction supplemented by a comprehensive dictionary providing concise descriptions of major figures in politics and culture, places, institutions, historical events, economy, and society. Additionally, a subject divided bibliography is supplied for researchers wishing to pursue further study. Includes maps, economic and budgetary data tables, and a chronology of events since Congo independence. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Historical Dictionary Of Chad

Author: Samuel Decalo
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One of Africa's largest yet least known countries, Chad has a rich pre-colonial heritage and a turbulent recent political history. This latest edition of the Historical Dictionary of Chad features new tables that list important statistics on its economic conditions principal crops, gross domestic product, public finances, and main trade partners, as well as six maps, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, and a selected chronology. Reviews of the Previous Editon: ... Will prove handy for researchers, historians, journalists, teachers, politicians, and economists. For English speakers, the collection is a double blessing as this is the first time such a source of information on the French speaking countries is presented to them in their own language. WEST AFRICA Mr. Decalo is eminently qualified....especially impressive.... presents excellent background to the political and social history... THE REFERENCE BOOK REVIEW"

Historical Dictionary Of The Gambia

Author: Arnold Hughes
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810862603
Size: 60.22 MB
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The Gambia achieved its independence from Great Britain on February 18, 1965 and became mainland Africa's smallest state. Despite its small size and population, it was able to establish itself as a functioning parliamentary democracy for nearly 30 years, avoiding the common fate of other African countries, which soon fell under authoritarian single-party rule or experienced military coups. In addition, its political stability and modest economic success enabled it to avoid remaining under British domination or being absorbed by its larger French-speaking neighbor, Senegal, as anticipated by many at the country's birth. It was also able to defeat an attempted coup d'Ztat in July 1981. However, just as other African states were returning to democratic government, Gambian democracy finally succumbed to a military coup on July 22, 1994. Since then, the restoration of democracy has remained incomplete and disputed, as does the military successor government's attempts to meet the country's economic and social needs. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of The Gambia_through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on this burgeoning African country.

Historical Dictionary Of The Central African Republic

Author: Pierre Kalck
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849136
Size: 16.99 MB
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Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic, Third Edition, fills the gap in the literature about a country for which very little information exists in English, covering events that have taken place since the publication of the last edition in 1992. Substantial new material covers the persons, events, institutions, and parties that have played a significant role in the history of the Central African Republic. A list of acronyms and abbreviations, an extensive chronology, and an introductory essay complement the more than 800 dictionary entries. The bibliography profiles the available literature, and provides numerous journal articles and websites as sources of current events and developments.

Africa

Author: John McIlwaine
Publisher: Hans Zell Publishers
ISBN: 9780954102937
Size: 50.40 MB
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First published in 1993, this is a new revised and substantially expanded edition of a highly acclaimed reference resource that evaluates the leading sources of information (other than bibliographies) on Africa South of the Sahara.