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Where Law Meets Reality
Forging African Transitional Justice
Considering the core debates about how to develop a transitional justice agenda that best responds to the African context, this book addresses the tension between justice, peace and reconciliation.

Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria

The most important part of addressing the challenge to break the hold of human rights violations on any society, is to understand the dynamics at work. This book brings together some of the people who are best placed to guide us in this process in Africa, and to present us with a guide to action.

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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya
Horace Campbell
In this elegantly written and incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO's intervention in Libya.

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African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.

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Tax Us If You Can
Why Africa Should Stand Up for Tax Justice
Tax Justice Network-Africa
Regressive taxes and ineffective administration undermine tax systems, and loopholes and secrecy jurisdictions enable multinationals to evade tax. This short book sets out the causes and consequences of tax injustice in Africa and suggests solutions.

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Local Governance and ICTs in Africa
Case Studies and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation
With case studies from nine African countries this book provides a rich understanding of the status of e-governance in Africa, assesses the effects of ICTs on local governance, and offers a 'roadmap' for policymakers, decision-makers, and practitioners.

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Understanding the Somalia Conflagration
Identity, Political Islam and Peacebuilding
Afyare Abdi Elmi
Devastated by a US-backed Ethiopian invasion and years of civil war, Somalia has long been without a central government. Against this background of violence and instability, Somali-born Afyare Abdi Elmi attempts to find a peace-building consensus.

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Africa's Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere
Emeka Anyaoku, Ana Camacho, Horace Campbell, Seithy Chachage, Ng'wanza Kamata, Faustin Kamuzora, Helen Kijo-Bisimba, Chris Maina Peter, Salma Maoulidi, Marjorie Mbilinyi, Neema Ndunguru, Haroub Othman, Nawal El Saadawi, Mohamed Sahnoun, Issa G. Shivji, Vicensia Shule
Leading commentators, those who fought imperialism alongside Nyerere, members of a younger generation and the Pan-Africanist giant of the liberation movement, Nyerere himself, reflect on leadership, economic development, land, human rights and education.

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SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa
SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa brings together the experiences of activists using mobile phone technology on the African continent as well as providing understanding of the socio-economic, political and media contexts which activists face.

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Where is Uhuru?
Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy in Africa
Issa G. Shivji
Neoliberal policies promised to correct multiple distortions in postcolonial Africa. But democratic politics, land reform, rights and freedom all suffered. Shivji calls for Africa-centred thinking that embraces the continent's right to self-determination.

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Silences in NGO Discourse
The role and future of NGOs in Africa
Issa G. Shivji
NGOs' acceptance of funding from international financial institutions and development agencies has played an unwitting role in consolidating neoliberalism in Africa and eroding the gains of independence rather than effecting positive change.