The African Review

The African Review is an international journal. Published since 1971, it has established itself as a peer reviewed academic journal of repute in Africa and beyond. The journal hosts intellectual debates and discussions on African politics, development and international affairs.

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A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs




Chief Editor: Prof. Alexander Makulilo, The University of Dodoma

Associate Editor: Prof. Ransford Van Gyampo, University of Ghana

Book Reviews Editor: Prof. David Sebudubudu, University of Botswana



Prof. Rwekaza Mukandala, University of Dar es Salaam

Prof. Nic Cheesman, University of Birmingham

Prof. Sebastian Elischer, University of Florida

Prof. Issa Shivji, Mwalimu Nyerere Resource Centre

Prof. Jo-Ansie van Wyk, University of South Africa

Prof. Ulf Engel, University of Leipzig

Prof. Shola Omotola, Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Prof. Alexander Stroh, University of Bayreuth

Prof. Jephias Mapuva, Bindura University of Science Education

Dr. Musambayi Katumanga, University of Nairobi

Dr. Thomas Molony, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Joram Tarusarira, University of Groningen

Dr. Thomas MolonyUniversity of Edinburgh



Prof. Staffan Lindberg, University of Gothenburg

Prof. Jotham Momba, University of Zambia

Prof. Horace Campbell, Syracuse University

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, University of Makerere

Prof. Kwandiwe Kondlo, University of Johannesburg

Prof. Anand Kumar, Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses, New Delhi

Prof. Adebayo Olokushi, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Prof. Philip Nying’uro, University of Nairobi