Africa in the 21st Century

Vol. 62, No. 2 - Spring/Summer - 2009

The Urban Battleground: Explaining Conflict in Global Cities

By Samantha Hammer

Two Tales of a City

By Ethan Wagner

Finding Solutions for Urban Imbalances

By Ricky Burdett

Urban Capabilities: An Essay on Our Challenges and Differences

By Saskia Sassen

Zimbabwe's Militarized, Electoral Authoritarianism

By Eldred V. Masunungure

Editors' Foreword

By The Editors

Financial Diplomacy and the Credit Crunch: The Rise of Central Banks

By Nicholas Bayne

Long Review Essays

By Elizabeth Sperbee, Peter van der Windt, Radha Webley

Religion, Social Capital and Development in the Sahel: The Niyass Tijaniyya in Niger

By Shailly Barnes

Feature: Five Faces of African Innovation and Entrepreneurship


An Interview with Patrick Awuah


Africa's Growth and Resilience in a Volatile World

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Glass Fortress: Zimbabwe's Cyber-Guerilla Warfare

By Clapperton Mavhunga

Kenya's Unfinished Agendas

By Jacqueline M. Klopp

Power and Pressure: African Media and the Extractive Sector

By Anya Schiffrin

Governance and Leadership in Africa: Measures, Methods and Results

By Robert I. Rotberg

The Africa Union: Pitfalls and Prospects for Uniting Africa

By Wafula Okumu

The International Criminal Court's Case Against the President of Sudan: A Critical Look

By Mahmood Mamdani

African Solutions to An International Problem: Arms Control and Disarmament in Africa

By Guy Lamb and Dominique Dye

Maritime Piracy in East Africa

By James Kraska and Brian Wilson

Africa: The United States and China Court the Continent

By David H. Shinn

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa: Securing America's Investment For Lasting Development

By Katherine J. Almquist

Obama and Africa: Matching Expectations with Reality

By Princeton N. Lyman and Kathryn A. Robinette