The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power.

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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

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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...

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