By Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler
"The Africa Yearbook" covers significant household political advancements, the overseas coverage and socio-economic tendencies in sub-Sahara Africa - all on the topic of advancements in a single calendar 12 months. The Yearbook includes articles on all sub-Saharan states, all the 4 sub-regions (West, primary, japanese, Southern Africa) concentrating on significant cross-border advancements and sub-regional organisations in addition to one article on continental advancements and one on European-African family members. whereas the articles have thorough educational caliber, the Yearbook is especially orientated to the necessities of a big diversity of objective teams: scholars, politicians, diplomats, directors, reporters, academics, practitioners within the box of improvement relief in addition to company humans.
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The committee stressed that greater coordination and communication between the Security Council and the secretariat and troop- and police-contributing countries would be necessary, including the so-called ‘capstone doctrine’ as a guiding principle for UN peacekeeping. Many developing member states felt that consultations with the Security Council and the secretariat had been insufficient, especially since the non-aligned movement provided more than 80% of peacekeeping personnel in the field. Many non-aligned countries were unhappy with the ‘capstone doctrine’ draft’s formulation “restraint in the use of force” as a substitute for the traditional wording, “non-use of force except in self-defence” and the fact that developing countries remained underrepresented at UN headquarters, particularly at senior level.
With the presidential change in France in May, a fundamental shift in French Africa policy was expected. Nicolas Sarkozy, who took office in May, was said to be the first president of the 4th Republic without personal links to African elites, unlike his predecessors of all political persuasions, such as Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac. Sarkozy appointed Jean-Marie Bockel as junior minister of cooperation in 28 • African-European Relations June, an appointment that reinforced the fears of the new president’s African counterparts.
In 2006, the number of attacks declined through the action of the then ruling Union of Islamic Courts, but they rose again after the Union’s defeat by the Ethiopian army. The limited number of events that could be categorised as truly terrorist did not hinder the US administration from stepping up its plans under its Trans-Saharan counterterrorism programme established in 2005. By April, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal had formally adhered to the programme. Burkina Faso submitted a request to the US government to train part of the president’s security force as its ‘antiterrorism’ unit.
Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2007 by Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler