By Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler
"The Africa Yearbook" covers significant family political advancements, the overseas coverage and socio-economic developments in sub-Sahara Africa - all concerning advancements in a single calendar 12 months. The Yearbook includes articles on all sub-Saharan states, all of the 4 sub-regions (West, valuable, jap, Southern Africa) concentrating on significant cross-border advancements and sub-regional agencies in addition to one article on continental advancements and one on European-African kin. whereas the articles have thorough educational caliber, the Yearbook is principally orientated to the necessities of a giant variety of objective teams: scholars, politicians, diplomats, directors, newshounds, academics, practitioners within the box of improvement relief in addition to enterprise humans.
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President Horst Köhler continued his ‘Partnership with Africa’ discussion forum, initiated in late 2005, with a second meeting in Accra (Ghana) in January (12–14 January). The meeting brought together ‘young leaders’ from Germany and Africa, and formed part of an early state visit to celebrate Ghana’s 50th anniversary of independence. A third meeting took place in Germany, near Frankfurt, in autumn (2–4 November), to discuss future challenges of globalisation. The presidents of Botswana, Benin, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria also participated in these discussions along with intellectuals, business leaders and policy-makers from Germany and Africa.
On 18 December, Rodolphe Adada, the AU-UN joint special representative for Darfur and the head of mission at AU mission in the Sudan, AMIS, appealed to all sides to cease their hostilities on the eve of the deployment of UNAMID. UN officials cautioned that troops as well as some critical equipment to support the troops, such as air assets, helicopters and ground transport units, were lacking. During the second half of the year, more inclusive talks were held between the warring parties on the ground, including GoS, Darfuri civil society and regional parties such as Chad, Egypt, Libya and Eritrea.
On 30 July, the Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) for six months until 31 January 2008. The Council called on the parties to remain fully committed to the agreement on cessation of hostilities and to deescalate the situation, including by returning to the 16 December 2004 levels of deployment and by avoiding provocative military activities. It demanded that Eritrea immediately withdraw its troops and heavy military equipment from the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and called on Ethiopia to reduce the number of additional military forces recently introduced in certain areas adjacent to the TSZ.
Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2007 by Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler