SAJIA Volume 29.1 is now online

Image: Getty, Prakash Singh/AFP
Image: Getty, Prakash Singh/AFP

This issue covers a range of topics within African international affairs, including an article by Yu-Shan Wu exploring the discursive politics of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ and an article by Tobias Berger and Karoline Eickhoff looking at Indo-East African relations.

Other articles focus on the Côte d’Ivoire Civil War, the exercise of soft power by the South African Parliament, and the erosion of the ruling coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The issue also includes five book reviews, including a review of Zanzima Mazibuko-Makena and Erika Kraemer-Mbula’s Leap 4.0: African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Gabriella Razzano. 


Beyond ‘Indo-Pacific’ as a buzzword: Learning from China’s BRI experience

By Yu-Shan Wu

Power, status and memory in Indo-East African relations

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By Tobias Berger and Karoline Eickhoff

Ten years after the Ivorian Civil War (2002–2011): Reassessment of the conflict

By Alexander Shipilov

Agenda-setting as a tool of soft power in multilateral parliamentary diplomacy: Experiences of the South African Parliament

By Natalie Leibrandt-Loxton

Anatomy of a break-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The collapse of the FCC-CACH majority and why it matters

By Stephanie Wolters

Book Reviews

China in Africa: Between Imperialism and Partnership in Humanitarian Development edited by Sabella O Abidde and Tokunbo A Ayoola

Reviewed by Sören Scholvin

Emerging Powers and the World Trading System: The Past and Future of International Economic Law by Gregory Shaffer

Reviewed by Alexander Beyleveld

Networked Nonproliferation: Making the NPT Permanent by Michal Onderco

Reviewed by Robin E. Möser

Land in South Africa: Contested Meanings and Nation Building edited by Khwezi Mabasa and Bulelwa Mabasa

Reviewed by Zintle Koza

Leap 4.0: African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution edited by Zanzima Mazibuko-Makena and Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Reviewed by Gabriella Razzano