SAJIA Volume 29.2 is now online

Image: Getty, Guillaume Horcajuelo
Image: Getty, Guillaume Horcajuelo

This issue covers a range of topics within African international affairs, including an article by Norman Sempijja and E Eyita-Okon exploring the efficacy of the EU’s security-development strategy for stability in the Sahel and an article by Ingo Henneberg introducing the Regional Organizations Security Activity Dataset for Africa.

Other articles focus on the coloniality of power within globalisation, migration in the ECOWAS region, the legal onus to combat xenophobia under South African investment law, and the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from ECOWAS and SADC. The issue also includes five book reviews, including a review of Klaus Dodds’ Border Wars: The Conflicts that Will Define Our Future by Bhaso Ndzendze.


Globalisation and the challenge of coloniality of power

By Jonathan O. Chimakonam and Maduka Enyimba

Examining the effectiveness of EU security-development strategy in tackling instability in the Sahel: The case for an alternative strategy?

By Norman Sempijja and E Eyita-Okon

Local Hero? Introducing the Regional Organizations Security Activity Dataset for Africa (ROSADA)

By Ingo Henneberg

The (in)formality of mobility in the ECOWAS region: The juxtapositions of free movement

By Franzisca Zanker, Kwaku Arhin-Sam, Amanda Bisong, Leonie Jegen and Harouna    Mounkaila

Investment law and South Africa’s duty to combat xenophobic attacks on migrant owned spaza shops

By Louis Koen

The COVID-19 pandemic and regional integration in Africa: Implications of the responses from ECOWAS and SADC  

By Edwin Yingi and Promise Hlungwani

Book Reviews

Border Wars: The Conflicts that Will Define Our Future by Klaus Dodds

Reviewed by Bhaso Ndzendze

National Security Review of Foreign Investment: A Comparative Legal Analysis of China, the United States and the European Union by Cheng Bian

Reviewed by Anqi Wang

Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How it Can Work by Greg Mills

Reviewed by David Bridgman

International Economic Law: (Southern) African Perspectives and Priorities edited by Kholofelo Kugler and Franziska Sucker

Reviewed by Azwimpheleli Langalanga

Illicit Financial Flows from South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives on Political Economy and Corruption edited by Serges Djoyou Kamga

Reviewed by Leezola Zongwe