About the Book
This edition is an attempt to analyze and understand some of the important issues (i.e., social, political, economic, and cultural) in contemporary Africa. Africa, as the ‘Continent of Future’, has marked its importance in the international arena and in all international affairs. It is a beautiful continent with rich and diverse culture and having a good amount of natural and human resources. The interest and investment of the American, European and Asian companies, including India and China, makes the continent more important. This edition deals with contemporary issues related to Africa like Women’s Movements, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Somalia Crisis, India-COMESA Relations, Geopolitics, Trade and Investment, African Traditional Religion, Political Democracy and Ethnicity in African Conflicts. It attempts to identify the root cause and also provides some solutions for the issues concerned.
About the Editors
Dr. Islam Ali is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Zakir Husain Post-Graduate Evening College, University of Delhi (India). He has done his M.Phil. (2001) and Ph.D. (2009) from the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi (India). He did his doctoral work on ‘Women in African Politics: A Case Study of Nigeria’. He has published several articles on African issues in reputed journals. His interests lie in the areas of African Politics, Gender, Political theory and Comparative Politics.
Dr. Ashutosh Trivedi has done his M.Phil. (2002) and Ph.D. (2009) from the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi (India). He did his doctoral work on ‘Women Empowerment and Socio-Political Development in Ghana’. He has also been involved in research with non-governmental organizations on education, environment, health and other issues. He started his teaching career from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and at present, he is teaching in the Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi (India).