Handbook on Africa: Challenges and Issues of the 21st Century


Whitney Sherman (Editor)

Series: African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL053000

The authors of this handbook provide new research on the challenges and issues of the 21st century in Africa. Some of the topics discussed include the African Development Bank; the PEACE model; environmental developments; waste management; diseases and public health challenges; and education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. US Vote in African Development Bank
Djeto Assané and Nicole Parks (Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Chapter 2. The PEACE Model: A Sustainable Approach to Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa
Enyonam Canice Kudonoo (Senior Assistant Professor, Ashesi University College, Berekuso E/R, Ghana)

Chapter 3. The Energy – Development Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa
Raphael M. Jingura and Reckson Kamusoko (Chinhoyi University of Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)

Chapter 4. The Vulnerable Nature of Water Security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – A Country by Country Analysis
Gurudeo Anand Tularam and Omar Moalin Hassan (Senior Lecturer – Mathematics and Statistics, Griffith Sciences (ENV), Environment Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

Chapter 5. Between Wizards and Devils of the Forest on Development, Health and Diseases in Sierra Leone
Javier Rodríguez Mir (Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 6. Ebola and Rumours in Sierra Leone: Contextualising and Elucidating Perceptions of Ebola Through Rumours
Rosie Wigmore (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)

Chapter 7. Late Quaternary Environmental Change in the Namibia of Southern Africa
Bingqi Zhu, Xunming Wang, Jingjie Yu, Patrick Rioual, Yichi Zhang, and Ping Wang (Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 8. Fluorspar Deposits at Okorusu, North-Central Namibia: Economic Importance, History of Mining, and Geology
Richard D. Hagni (Curators’ Professor of Geology Emeritus, Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA)

Chapter 9. Rabies in Namibia, more than a Horrendous Disease: The Social, Environmental and Economic Challenges Faced
Scott, T.P., Coetzer, A. and Nel, L.H. (Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)

Chapter 10. Malaria: An Environmental Health Issue with Tremendous Socioeconomic Impact on Households in Democratic Republic of Congo
Di-Mosi Roger Wumba, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Luzitu Severin Nangana, Sakiko Kanbara, Sifa Marie-Joelle Muchanga, Madone Mandina, Kei Tanaka, Stanislas Wembonyama, and Sayumi Nojima (Department of Tropical Medicine, Unit of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and others)

Chapter 11. Solid Waste Management and Environmental Justice in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo
Nzalalemba Serge Kubanza and Danny Simatele (School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 12. Disasters and Related Health Issues in Democratic Republic of Congo: Epidemiologic Profile and Perspectives for Efficient Health Care Delivery]
Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Sayumi Nojima, Jean Boleme-Izankoy, Francoise Malonga-Kaj, Di-Mosi Roger Wumba, Sakiko Kanbara, Mitsunori Ikeda, and Ayami Nakano (Graduate School of Health and Nursing Sciences, and Disaster Nursing Global Leading doctoral program (DNGL), University of Kochi, Kochi, Japan, and others)

Chapter 13. Education and Income Inequality in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Christian S. Otchia (Postdoctoral Research Economist, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan)

Chapter 14. Which Demographic Quintile Benefits from Public Health Expenditure in Nigeria: A Marginal Benefit Analysis
Kanayo Ogujiuba and Nancy Stiegler (Statistics and Population Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Chapter 15. Fighting Female Vulnerability with Football: Challenging the Gender Effects of Poverty in the South African Context
Cassandra Ogunniyi (University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa)


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