The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa
Money, War and the Business of Power
BY ALEX DE WAAL
16.99 [pounds sterling] POLITY ISBN: 978-0-7456-9558-7
The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and the use of war to achieve their goals.
Drawing on a 30-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, including experience as a participant in high-level peace talks, Alex de Waal provides a unique and compelling account of how these countries' leaders run their governments, conduct their business, fight their wars and, occasionally...