SAJIA Volume 29.3 is now online

Image: Getty, Boureima Hama/AFP
Image: Getty, Boureima Hama/AFP

This issue covers a range of topics within African international affairs, including an article by Brian Mantlana and Ademola O. Jegede identifying priorities for the African continent ahead of the COP27 in Egypt.

Mellissa Mlambo explores traditional rulership in northern Nigeria and Mia Strand looks at the coloniality discourse in the relationship between South Africa and the UK’s former Department for International Development. Other articles focus on political party factionalism in Ghana, the transition to form a rebel organisation to a political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and NATO and the EU’s strategic approach to tackling piracy off the Somali coast. The issue also includes five book reviews, including a review of Rajiv Bhatia’s India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons by Mandira Bagwandeen.


Understanding the multilateral negotiations on climate change ahead of COP27: Priorities for the African region

By Brian Mantlana & Ademola Oluborode Jegede

Interregional forum shopping in Africa–EU relations: Regional groups and the evolving security-development-migration nexus

By Friedrich Plank

Combating piracy strategically: Analysing the successes and challenges of NATO and EU interventions off the Somali coast

By János Besenyő & Gábor Sinkó

Governance and traditional rulership in northern Nigeria

By Mellissa Simbisai Mlambo

Understanding party factionalism and fragmentation: The case of two Nkrumahist parties in Ghana

By Baffour Agyeman Prempeh Boakye

A further look at rebel-to-party transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The case of the CNDP

By Sadiki Koko

Coloniality and othering in DFID’s development partnership with South Africa

By Mia Strand

Book Reviews

Human Rights and Economic Inequalities edited by Gillian MacNaughton, Diane F Frey and Catherine Porter

Reviewed by Alexander Beyleveld

India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons by Rajiv Bhatia

Reviewed by Mandira Bagwandeen

Technology and the Public Interest by Haochen Sun

Reviewed by Sanya Samtani

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches edited by Simon Behrman and Avidan Kent

Reviewed by Rouven Diekjobst

Transforming World Trade and Investment Law for Sustainable Development by Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

Reviewed by Zaker Ahmad