Africa (Opposing Viewpoints Series)

Africa (Opposing Viewpoints Series)

by David M. Haugen

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737739893
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2008
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
What Are the Most Serious Problems Facing Africa?
Chapter Preface     21
AIDS Is a Serious Problem in Africa   Abraham McLaughlin     23
The AIDS Epidemic in Africa Is Exaggerated   Tom Bethell     28
Trying to Overcome Famine Is a Problem Facing Africa   Scott Baldauf     37
Lack of Leadership Is a Serious Problem in Africa   William F. Kumuyi     42
Global Warming Is a Serious Problem in Africa   Tina Butler     50
Periodical Bibliography     57
What Economic Policies Will Benefit Africa?
Chapter Preface     59
Africa Needs Foreign Aid   Jeffrey Sachs     61
Africa Does Not Need Foreign Aid   Andrew Mwenda     67
Africa Needs Investment, Not Aid   Benjamin Powell     74
Free Trade Would Help Africa   Marian L. Tupy     79
Free Trade Has Harmed Africa   Claire Melamed     88
Periodical Bibliography     100
What Is the State of Democracy and Human Rights in Africa?
Chapter Preface     102
Democracy Is Proceeding in Africa   Jennifer Widner     104
Democracy IsFaltering in Africa   Sebastien Arnold     117
Africa Needs Its Own Brand of Democracy   Jerry Rawlings     125
Africa Suffers from Human Rights Abuses   Amnesty International     137
Africa Is Making Improvements in Human Rights   Asha-Rose Migiro     149
Periodical Bibliography     156
How Can the West Help Bring Peace to Africa?
Chapter Preface     158
The West Should Support Prosecution of War Crimes in Darfur   Brian Brivati     160
War-Crime Prosecutions Will Not Bring Peace to Darfur   Anja Tranovich     166
The United States Should Commit to Ending War in the Congo   Mvemba Phezo Dizolele     175
The United States Should Stop Selling Arms to Africa   Rachel Stohl     184
Periodical Bibliography     194
For Further Discussion     195
Organizations to Contact     198
Bibliography of Books     206
Index     210

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