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Highlights: Interfaith Marriages, Mineral Resource Exploitation, Poverty Reduction; Social Grants, Livestock Contribution.


Eminent Domain, “Public Use”, and Mineral Resource Exploitation in South Africa
Issah Moshood, Umejesi Ikechukwu, and Nokuthula Mazibuko | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (1-22)

Interfaith Marriages: The Case of Muslims and Christians in Contemporary Zongo Communities in Accra
Stephen Owoahene-Acheampong and Charles Prempeh | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (23-40)

Social Grants as a Tool for Poverty Reduction in South Africa? A Longitudinal Analysis Using the NIDS Survey
Odile Mackett | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (41-64)

Food Security, Poverty and Diversification: Relative Contribution of Livestock Activities on Small-scale Farms in Egypt
Vincent Martin, Véronique Alary, Annabelle Daburon, Ahmed Ali, Mona A. Osman, Ehab Salah, Adel Aboulnaga, Eitedal Hassan, Adel Abdel Aziz, and Céline Dutilly | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (65-88)

At Issue

Reframing the African Peace and Security Architecture: An Argument for a Unitary AU Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development Organ
Swikani Ncube |  Full Text: PDF (89-106)

Review Essays

On a “Distinctive Path of Win-Win Cooperation?” Sino-African Economic Relations in the 21st Century
Sibanengi Ncube |  Full Text: PDF (107-112)

Social Transformation in South Africa: The Role of Religion and Education in Resisting Social Oppression
Michael R. Hogan |  Full Text: PDF (113-118)

Book Reviews

Michael Amoah. 2019. The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa. London: I.B. Tauris. 313 pp.
Review by Victor Jatula (119-120)

Asfa-Wossen Asserate. 2018. African Exodus: Migration and the Future of Europe. London: Haus Publishing Ltd. 199 pp.
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel (120-121)

Mariana P. Candido and Adam Jones (eds.). 2019. African Women in the Atlantic World: Property, Vulnerability and Mobility, 1660-1880. Suffolk, Great Britain: James Currey. 290 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda (121-123)

Toyin Falola and Steven Salm (eds.). 2019. Africa: African History and Culture before 1900. Volume 1, 2nd edition. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 896 pp.
Review by Abraha Weldu (123-124)

Elizabeth W. Giorgis. 2019. Modernist Art in Ethiopia. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 339 pp.
Review by Rebecca M. Nagy (124-125)

Chege Githiora. 2018. Sheng: Rise of a Kenyan Swahili Vernacular. Rochester, NY: James Currey/Boydell & Brewer. 220 pp.
Review by Ihuọma I. Akinrẹmi (125-127)

Michael G. Hanchard. 2018. The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 263 pp.
Review by Felix Kumah-Abiwu (127-129)

Stig Jarle Hansen. 2019. Horn, Sahel, and Rift: Fault-lines of the African Jihad. London: Hurst & Company. 316 pp.
Review by Matthew Pflaum (129-131)

Celeste Hicks. 2018. The Trial of Hissène Habré: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice. London: Zed Books. 217 pp.
Review by Torque Mude (132-133)

Alusine Jalloh. 2019. Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 320 pp. 
Review by Hassoum Ceesay (133-134)

Wiegratz Jorg, Giuliano Martineillo, and Elisa Greco (eds.). 2018. Uganda, The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation: Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa. London: Zed Books. 391 pp.
Review by Cliff Ubba Kodero (134-135)

Michael Mwenda Kithinji. 2018. The State and the University Experience in East Africa: Colonial Foundations and Postcolonial Transformations in Kenya. Pretoria: UNISA Press. 237 pp.
Review by Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong (136-137)

Anne Garland Mahler. 2018. From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 360 pp.
Review by Evan C. Rothera (137-138)

Linda Malvern. 2019. A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide. London:  Zed Books Ltd. 370 pp.
Review by Brian Maregedze (1138-139)

J. Lorand Matory. 2018. The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 392 pp.
Review by Lila Ann Dodge (139-141)

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti, and Jeffrey Herbst. 2019. Democracy Works: Turning Politics to Africa’s Advantage. London: C. Hurst & Publishers, Ltd. 272 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (141-143)

Crystal Murphy. 2019. Micro-credit Meltdown: The Rise and Fall of South Sudan’s Post-Conflict Micro-Credit Sector. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 254 pp. 
Review by Rinki Dahiya (144-145)

Hans Olsson. 2019. Jesus for Zanzibar: Narratives of Pentecostals (Non-)Belonging, Islam and Nation. Leiden/Boston: Brill Publishers 275 pp.
Review by Tinashe Chimbidzikai (145-147)

Kristin D. Phillips. 2018. An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics, Subsistence, and the Unpredictable Grace of the Sun. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 256 pp.
Review by Daniel K. Banini (147-148)

Samory Rashid. 2019. The Islamist Challenge and Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 258 pp. Press. 607 pp.
Review by Abdou Rahim Lema (148-150)

Tharcisse Seminega. 2019. No Greater Love: How My Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda. Davenport, IA: GM & A Publishing. 294 pp. 
Review by Amy Crofford (150-151)

Serah Shani. 2019. African Immigrant Families in the United States: Transnational Lives and Schooling. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 187 pp.
Review by Wilmot Allen (151-152)

Rob Weighill and Florence Gaub. 2018. The Cauldron: NATO’s Campaign in Libya. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 392 pp.
Review by Sonal Sathe (153-154)

John Young. 2019.  South Sudan’s Civil War: Violence, Insurgency and Failed Peacemaking London: Zed Books Ltd. 245 pp.
Review by John Mwangi Githigaro (154-155)