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Title:The Horn of Africa
Editor:Gurdon, CharlesISNI
Series:The SOAS/GRC geopolitics series
ISBN:1857281233; 1857281241
Geographic terms:Sudan
Subjects:political change
political stability
Abstract:The central theme of this edited work on the Horn of Africa is the actual and potential breakup of the formerly unitary States in the region. Patrick Gilkes discusses the effects of secession on Ethiopia and Somalia. Paul Henze argues that strong economic links are the key to peace and prosperity in the Horn of Africa. Alex DeWaal provides an overview of the events in Ethiopia between May 1991 and the end of 1992, and addresses the crucial issues of who are the contenders for power; the political process and the search for legitimacy; the economic crisis; and the resurgence of militarization in the rural areas. The next two chapters present contrasting opinions on the former Somalia. Patrick Gilkes charts the descent to chaos in the south of the country between January 1991 and December 1992, while Gérard Prunier provides an analysis of the north's breakaway from Somalia, the creation of the new independent State of Somaliland and its future prospects. Peter Woodward argues that the radical measures taken by the Sudanese regime that came to power in June 1989 are not so much an Islamic fundamentalist 'revolution' as an intensification of processes that have been at work for a longer period. Bona Malwal provides a southern perspective on Sudan's political and economic future, and Charles G. Gurdon forecasts the course of Sudan's political future during the next decade.