Andreas Mehler Ph.D. (1993) in Political Science, University of Hamburg, is Director of the Institute of African Affairs, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. He has published extensively on democratisation processes and violent conflicts in West and Central Africa. With Henning Melber he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.
Henning Melber, Ph.D. (1980) in Political Science, University of Bremen, is Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala/Sweden and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. He has published extensively on Southern Africa and in particular Namibia. With Andreas Mehler he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.
Klaas van Walraven Ph.D. (1997) in Political Science, University of Leiden, is a researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. He has published on Africa’s international relations (OAU, AU, ECOMOG) and is working on a history of the Sawaba rebellion in Niger (1954-1975).
Andreas Mehler, Institute of African Affairs, Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany
Henning Melber, The Dag Hammerskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden
Klaas van Walraven, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
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