Volume 15, Issue 2 (March 2015)

ISSN: 2152-2448

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Highlights: Elections, Political Economy, Nigeria, Rwanda-Uganda Alliance, Ghana, Pastoralism, Community-Based Programs, Customary Law, Anglophone Cameroon


Oil Corrupts Elections: The Political Economy of Vote-Buying in Nigeria
Hakeem Onapajo, Suzanne Francis, and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-21)

The Rise and Fall of the Rwanda-Uganda Alliance (1981-1999)
Scott McKnight   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (23-52)

The Cattle are ‘Ghanaians’ but the Herders are Strangers: Farmer-Herder Conflicts, Expulsion Policy and Pastoralist Question in Agogo, Ghana
Azeez Olaniyan, Michael Francis, and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (53-67)

Community-Based Program in A Non-Existent Community
Kwadwo Adusei-Asante   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (69-84)

The Repugnancy and Incompatibility Tests and Customary Law in Anglophone Cameroon
Mikano E. Kiye   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (85-106)

Book Reviews

Julius O. Adekunle and Hettie Williams, eds. 2013. Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 325 pp.
Review by Portia Owusu (107-108)

Leonardo Arriola. 2013. Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 304 pp.
Review by Devon Knudsen Ochieng  (108-109)

Anna Aulette-Root, Floretta Boonzaier, and Judy Aulette. 2014. South African Women Living with HIV: Global Lessons from Local Voices. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 166 pp.
Review by Dana Grisby (110-111)

Huw Bennett. 2013. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. Cambrige: Cambridge University Press.
Review by Mediel Hove (111-112)

Tanja A. Börzel and Christian R. Thauer, eds. 2013. Business and Governance in South Africa: Racing to the Top? Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 274 pp. 
Review by Chigozie Agatha Ugwoji  (113-114)

Brenda Cooper. 2013. A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language. Rochester, NY: James Currey. 182 pp.
Review by Joshua Ondieki (114-115)

Frederick Cooper. 2014. Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 130 pp.
Review by Robert Nathan  (116-117)

Ulf Engel and Manuel João Ramos. 2013. African Dynamics in a Multipolar World. Leiden: Brill. 219 pp.
Review by István Tarrósy  (118-119)

Toyin Falola and Emmanuel M. Mbah, eds. 2014. Contemporary Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 261 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda  (119-121)

Edmond J. Keller. 2014. Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 208 pp.
Review by Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba (121-122)

Ali A. Mazrui and Lindah L. Mhando. 2013. Julius K. Nyerere, Africa’s Titan on the Global Stage: Perspectives from Arusha to Obama. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 390 pp.
Review by Conrad John Masabo (122-124)

Kidane Mengisteab. 2014. The Horn of Africa. Cambridge: Polity Press. 272 pp.
Review by Mukerem Miftah  (124-125)

Michelle R. Moyd. 2014. Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 328 pp. 
Review by James L. Giblin (125-127)

Zoe Norridge. 2013. Perceiving Pain in African Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 239 pp.
Review by Charles Ngiewih Teke (127-128)

Derek R. Peterson. 2012. Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c. 1935-1972. New York: Cambridge University Press. 344 pp.
Review by Daewon Moon (128-130)

Peter Polack. 2013. The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War. Philadelphia: Casemate. 232 pp.
Review by Phil Muehlenbeck (130-131)

Robert Ross. 2014. The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: The Kat River Settlement, 1829-1956. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (132-133)

Ian Taylor. 2014. Africa Rising?: BRICS-Diversifying Dependency. Suffolk: James Currey. 194 pp. 
Review by Kelli N. Moore (133-134)

Olufemi Taiwo. 2014. Africa Must be Modern: A Manifesto. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 224 pp.
Review by Jonathan O. Chimakonam (134-136)

Kjetil Tronvoll and Daniel R. Mekonnen. 2014. The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea. James Currey: Rochester, NY. 212 pp.
Review by Salih O. Nur (136-138)