Advertisement

The United Nations and Africa: Redefining the UN’s role in Africa for the Twenty-first Century

  • Malcolm Harper

Abstract

My relatively wide experience of sub-Saharan Africa has essentially been as a practitioner rather than an academic. I first sailed from Southampton to Africa in October 1961 in order to work for thirteen months as a lay personal assistant to Archbishop Joost de Blank of Cape Town. During that period I was able to witness, study and live under the horrendous system of apartheid but I also made many enduring friendships with people of all races who, in their different ways, were either living within the system or actively opposing it. The Archbishop was very much a leading mouthpiece of opposition, who did a great deal to make the Anglican Church in South Africa (of which he was the leader), other denominations and the Church overseas face the realities of what was, in essence, a neo-Nazi philosophy of racial domination by a minority who adopted over 200 Acts of Parliament in the essentially Whites-only legislature which were of a directly discriminatory nature.

Keywords

Civil Society Security Council United Nations Development Programme Khmer Rouge United Nations Security Council 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Anyang’ Nyong’o, P. (ed.) (1993) Arms and Daggers in the Heart of Africa (Nairobi, Kenya: Academy Science Publishers).Google Scholar
  2. Brittain, Victoria (1998) Death of Dignity (London: Pluto Press).Google Scholar
  3. Dualeh, Hussein Ali (1994) From Barre to Aideed (Nairobi, Kenya: Stellagraphics).Google Scholar
  4. Omar, Mohamed Osman (1992) The Road to Zero: Somalia’s Self-destruction (London: Haan Associates).Google Scholar
  5. Anonymous (1995) Rwanda: Not So Innocent — When Women Become Killers (London: African Rights).Google Scholar
  6. Sahnoun, Mohamed (1994) Somalia — the Missed Opportunities (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace).Google Scholar

United Nations

  1. UN Secretary General (1998) The Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa: Report of the Secretary-General (New York: United Nations).Google Scholar
  2. UNDP, Human Development Report, series (New York: UNDP).Google Scholar
  3. UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children, series (New York: UNICEF).Google Scholar

The United Nations Blue Books Series: Volume VIII

  1. The United Nations and Somalia 1992–96 (1996) (New York: United Nations).Google Scholar

Volume X

  1. The United Nations and Rwanda 1993–96 (1996) (New York: United Nations).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Harper

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations