Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Virginia Baily and Veronica Hoskins
Online ISSN: 1467-825X
Associated Title(s): Africa Research Bulletin: Economic, Financial and Technical Series
Africa Research Bulletin is the leading bulletin service on Africa, appearing in two series - Political, Social and Cultural, and Economic, Financial and Technical - available separately or in a combined subscription.
The coverage of the Political, Social and Cultural Series includes: Continental Alignments, Internal Developments, National Security, Military, Overseas Relations and Social and Cultural, with countries and regional entities listed alphabetically within each of these main sections. All sources are acknowledged and each issue is comprehensively indexed.
Fact and comment are drawn from a large range of local press, radio and on-line sources. These are complemented with information from international organizations, the world press, news agencies and the World Wide Web. ARB provides a balance of comment and opinion from local and international sources which monitor future trends and developments.
Used together, the accumulated knowledge of the Political and Economic Bulletins give readers an in-depth understanding of Africa since 1964.
Aims and Scope
Africa Research Bulletin has been a leading research service on Africa since 1964, providing impartial summaries of, and extensive reports on, political and economic developments throughout the continent. Drawing on hundreds of reports from local press, websites and radio, as well as international organizations and news agencies, the Bulletin gives a uniquely comprehensive picture, with comment and analysis drawn from Africa and around the world. All sources are acknowledged and each issue is fully indexed. Cross references guide readers to related articles in previous issues of the Bulletin.
Used together the accumulated knowledge of the Political and Economic Bulletins give readers an in-depth understanding of Africa.
The Political Bulletin opens with a lead article and is then divided into five sections, with countries and regional entities listed alphabetically within each.
Continental Alignments: Detailed reports of annual conferences of continental and regional organisations, updates of meetings of regional blocs. Relations between African states.
Internal Developments: Changes of government ministers and constitutional amendments are noted. Elections are covered, with biographies of leading figures and comment and analysis of parties standing.
National Security: Security issues throughout Africa are updated monthly. Reports and analysis consider the implications for the country and region and these are supported by maps and background history.
Military: Defence, arms agreements and cooperation. New Chiefs of Staff, country statistics. The role of the UN and of mercenaries.
Overseas Relations: Diplomatic overtures, changes, sanctions and international meetings, such as Commonwealth, which include Africa. Also changes of government or presidency abroad, which may have a profound effect on Africa.
Social and Cultural: Overviews of a specific topic. Subjects covered include: media, health, education, archaeology, conservation, sport, film, street children.
The Bulletin appears in two series - Political, Social and Cultural, and Economic, Financial and Technical - available separately or in a combined subscription. For further information on combined subscriptions for both series, please click on the Subscribe/Renew link to the left.Please click here to link to Africa Research Bulletin (Economic)
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