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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English



  • Africa, Sub-Saharan


  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Foreign relations -- 1960-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Stephen Wright.
ContributionsWright, Stephen, 1954-
LC ClassificationsDT353 .A428 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL360688M
ISBN 100813324068, 0813324076
LC Control Number98020761

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