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Natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa : assets and vulnerabilities
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Holmberg, Johan and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Africa is rich in oil and mineral resources, but has severe shortages of water and suffers from an accelerating pressure on its arable land and forests. Climate change is expected to cause major problems for African populations with increase of water stress and severely compromised agricultural production. Local food supplies will be negatively affected and, towards the end of the 21st century, sea-level rise will affect low-lying coastal areas. The report argues that the poorest countries are most vulnerable to climate change and that Africa is particularl...
Demography and the development potential of sub-Saharan Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Malmberg, Bo and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Population growth in Africa has laid the foundation for the eventual development of a prosperous region. Since the 1950s, sub-Saharan Africa has doubled its population twice over to become one of the most populous regions in the world. If sub-Saharan Africa succeeds in taking advantage of this population potential, the sub-continent could become a major player in the world economy. A major reason sub-Saharan Africa remains poor is the very high child-dependency arising from a very high total fertility rate, and low life expectancy based on both high&#x...
The African economy and its role in the world economy
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bigsten, Arne; Durevall, Dick and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
In a broad survey this issue of Current African Issues presents a multifaceted picture of the current state of the African economy. After a period of falling per capita incomes that started in the 1970s, Africa finally saw a turnaround from about 1995. The last few years have seen average per capita incomes in Africa grow by above 3 per cent per year on average, partly due to the resource boom but also due to improved economic policies. Africa receives more aid per capita than any other major region in the world and there&...
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.
Migration in sub-Saharan Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adepoju, Aderanti and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Africans arriving by rickety fishing boats to the Canary Islands, risking the passage across the Straits of Gibraltar or washed upon the Italian island of Lampedusa are familiar examples of therecent growth in migration from Africa to Europe. There is a darkside of migration in human trafficking, but the picture of a continenton the move also includes highly skilled professionals fromNigeria and Ghana who seek employment in universities and otherprofessions in South Africa. On the positive side migrant remittancesare a major source of income in many sub-Sah...