SAJIA Volume 28.4 is now online

The Epupa Falls on the Kunene river, Northern Namibia, at the border with Angola. Image: Getty, Stephane De Sakutin/AFP
The Epupa Falls on the Kunene river, Northern Namibia, at the border with Angola. Image: Getty, Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

This issue covers a range of topics within African international affairs, including an article by Wanjiku Kaniaru evaluating the governance of shared watercourses in Southern Africa and an article by Alan Hirsch focused on the challenges to African migration and especially to the AU’s Free Movement of Persons Protocol.

Other articles focus on the extent of ‘missing mentions’ of Africa in the US media, South Africa’s access to the global financial safety net, Ghana’s artisanal mining sector, Gambia-Senegal relations through the constructivist lens, and the potential role of armed groups in post-Gaddafi Libya’s state-building process. The issue also includes four book reviews, including a review of Séverine Autesserre’s The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World by Sven Botha. 

Articles

The African Union’s Free Movement of Persons Protocol: Why has it faltered and how can its objectives be achieved?

By Alan Hirsch

Missing mentions: An analysis of references to African heads of government in US broadcast news

By John Hickman

South Africa’s access to the global financial safety net

By Aadila Hoosain and Logan Rangasamy

Between the Africa Mining Vision and the neo-patrimonial state: The agency gap in Ghana’s regulation of artisanal and small-scale gold mining

By Jasper Abembia Ayelazuno and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

The role of international law in promoting transboundary freshwater governance: The UN Watercourses Convention and the Revised SADC Water Protocol

By Wanjiku Kaniaru

A constructivist approach to Gambia-Senegal relations: Analysis of the ‘two states, one people’ and the ‘next-door enemy’ discourse

By Muhammed Lenn

Non-state armed groups and state-building in the Arab region: The case of post-Gaddafi Libya

By Buyisile Ntaka and László Csicsmann

Book Reviews

Negotiating Our Economic Future: Trade, Technology and Diplomacy by Geoffrey Allen Pigman

Reviewed by Fola Adeleke

BRICS and resistance in Africa: Contention, assimilation and co-optation edited by Justin van der Merwe, Patrick Bond and Nicole Dodd

Reviewed by Marcelo C. Rosa

The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World by Séverine Autesserre

Reviewed by Sven Botha

Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance, and the Power of Ideas by Nic Cheeseman and Jonathan Fisher

Reviewed by Gilbert M. Khadiagala

13 Jan 2022