Africa in the United Nations system /
Wellington W. Nyangoni.
Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : East Brunswick, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1985.
285 p.
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Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : East Brunswick, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1985.
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 256-277.
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Appeared in Choice on 1985-09:
A Zimbabwean political scientist with extensive teaching experience in the US, Nyangoni examines the expansion of African participation and influence throughout the UN system, particularly on issues relating to decolonization and the relationship between the Organization of African Unity and the UN. The book is especially strong on decolonization and self-determination in the former Portuguese territories of Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau, and in southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa). Nyangoni draws heavily on UN and other related documents, often quoting their complete texts. In fact, the book is an annotated anthology as much as a scholarly treatise. It provides a wealth of source material, but at the expense of readability. Not surprisingly, the author's analysis and conclusions range from sympathetic appreciation to outright espousal of African views. The documentary extracts are supported by 29 tables and an ample 14-page bibliography. On balance, this book will probably be more useful for reference than reading. It deserves a place in all collections specializing in African studies or international relations, and in larger university libraries.-J.P. Smaldone, University of Maryland, University College
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Introductionp. 11
Africa and the Evolution of the United Nations Systemp. 19
The United Nations and Decolonization In Africap. 39
The Organization of African Unity (oau) And the United Nations Systemp. 193
Conclusionp. 247
Notesp. 256
Bibliographyp. 264
Indexp. 278
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