The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The New Scramble for Africa by Pádraig Carmody.
Once marginalized in the world economy, the past decade has seen Africa emerge as a major global supplier of crucial raw materials like oil, uranium and coltan. With its share of world trade and investment now rising and the availability of natural resources falling. The continent finds itself at a centre of a battle to gain and control its valuable natural assets. China’s role in Africa has loomed particularly in large recent years but there is now a new scramble taking place involving a wider range of established and emerging economic powers from EU and US to Japan, Brazil and Russia.
This book explores the nature of resource and market competition in Africa and the strategies adopted by the different actors involved, be they world powers or small companies.
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.