Tropical Africa: Specifics of Regional Development

Convener: Dr. Tatiana S. Denisova (Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia);

The panel will focus on the socio-economic and political issues of Tropical Africa, including: the effects of the international financial crisis on the development of the region; factors destabilising political situation in the region; causes, preconditions and methods of resolving political conflicts; specifics of presidential and parliamentary elections.