Aims and Scope

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. It publishes theoretical and empirical submissions, which are provocative in analyzing the social, economic and political forces that shape the present and future of the continent. Being an interdisciplinary journal, the African Review covers a wide range of fields such as political science, international relations, strategic studies, law, public administration, sociology, gender studies, history, economics, political geography, demography, and development studies. The journal publishes articles, book reviews, conference papers, research reports, important addresses, critical comments and other genres of academic writing. It is published twice a year, in June and December, by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam. From 1971 to 2012, the African Review was published in print form only. However, since 2013, the journal is published in both print and online forms with the ISSN 0856-0056 (Print) and EISSN 1821-889X (Online) respectively. Notwithstanding this development, efforts were made to ensure that all past issues from 1971 are also uploaded online to preserve the history of the journal as well as ensuring that our readers get to know who have been our authors and their contribution to scholarship.