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The development dimension or disillusion : The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Stocchetti, Marikki and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The EU and the ACP countries aim to conclude the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of December 2007. All parties agree that these trading arrangements are meant to be first and foremost “development instruments”. However, their positions differ greatly on how the EPAs will impact on theultimate goal of poverty reduction. In this policy note Marikki Stocchetti addresses the key issues of this disagreement.
Young women in African wars
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Coulter, Chris; Persson, Mariam; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Young women are combatants in contemporary African wars. They also participate in a whole array of different roles. However, by and large, they remain invisible to us. In fact, our “northern” hackneyed views on women’s innate non-participation in war prevent us from seeing specific needs for young women during and in the aftermath of wars. For instance, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes often fail to address appropriate needs for young women and in a variety of ways “prevent” them from partaking. Issues of stigma, safe demobilisation, ...
China in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Lee, Margaret C.; Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The contributions to this compilation add in various ways to the ongoing discussion on China’s role in Africa. They offer a blend of general overviews on the new scramble for Africa’s resources, the Chinese expansion into Africa and case studies on Uganda and South Africa. They present reflections on and insights to a current theme, which is widely and controversially debated also within Africa.; CONTENTS -- The (not so) New Kid on the Block: China and the scramble for Africa’s resources: An introductory overview. Henning Melber -- Unpacking China’s&#x...
Conflict as integration : youth aspiration to personhood in the teleology of Sierra Leone's 'senseless war'
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By King, Nathaniel and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2007
The rebel war in Sierra Leone has been given various characterisations. One of the most commonplace of them brands it a ‘senseless war’. In this study the author examines the views of the Sierra Leoneans themselves on this notion, and through a sociological lens he explores the “youthscape“ of the war. The study also revisits some of the central works on the Sierra Leonean war by authors such as Paul Richards, Ibrahim Adbdullah and Yusuf Bangura.; CONTENTS -- What Are the Foundations of a ‘Senseless War’ Phenomenon? -- Ever-Integrating Youth: ...
Re-thinking Africa : A Contribution to the Swedish Government White Paper on Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Arnfred, Signe; Utas, Mats; Cheru, Fantu; Hammar, Amanda; Havnevik, Kjell; Kamete, Amin Y.; Lindell, Ilda; Myhre, Knut Christian; Ngangjoh Hodu, Yenkong; Obi, Cyril I.; Oinas, Elina; Palmberg, Mai; Thorsen, Dorte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Edited by Signe Arnfred and Mats Utas.
African Agriculture and The World Bank : Development or Impoverishment?
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Havnevik, Kjell; Bryceson, Deborah; Birgegård, Lars-Erik; Matondi, Prosper; Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
African smallholder family farming, the backbone of the continental economy throughout the colonial and early post-colonial period, has been destabilized and eroded over the past thirty years. Despite the World Bank’s poverty alleviation concerns, agrarian livelihoods continue to unravel under the impact of economic liberalization and global value chains. Can African smallholders bounce back and compete? The World Development Report 2008 argues they can and must. How realistic is this given the history of World Bank conditionality in Africa? This essay explores the produc...
How to be a 'proper' woman in the time of AIDS
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Jassey, Katja; Nyanzi, Stella and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
How to Be a ‘Proper’ Women in the Time of AIDS is written as a piece of music for multiple voices. The voices of Katja Jassey and Stella Nyanzi – both professional women, both mothers, both anthropologists, one European, one African – are intertwined with the voices of other women (and men) telling about their lives coping with AIDS and/or struggling against the epidemic.  Personal storylines and interviews are interspersed with analytical reflections and a string of amazing photographs of African HIV/AIDS billboard posters, captured by Suzy ...
Effects of Rules of Origin on the European Union - Africa Economic Partnership Agreements : summary of issues
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Rios-Herran, Roberto and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2007
Rules of Origin (ROO) determine the economic nationality of an imported product. Where margins of trade preferences are higher, ROO tend to be very restrictive and even sometimes dilutes the benefits of such preferences. As the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations enter a critical phase, the devil of the agreement will be in the detail of the impending EPAs ROO. According to the original mandate, EPA is supposed to be concluded by December 2007 and should be development friendly. Yet, the recent EC ROO offer to the ACP cou...