Africa"s development disaster.

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Published by Catholic Institute for International Relations in London .

Written in English

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.


  • Food supply -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Famines -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 1960-

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SeriesComment, Comment (London, England)
ContributionsCatholic Institute for International Relations.
LC ClassificationsHC800 .A5725 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2769492M
ISBN 10094684819X
LC Control Number86129156

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