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  • A Spirit of Toleranceby Amadou Ba

    World Wisdom 2007; US$ 9.99

    Tierno Bokar, African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love, is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other more...

  • Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resourcesby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap... more...

  • Islamic Bond Issuance - What Sovereign Debt Managers Need to Knowby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2008; US$ 9.00

    Recent years have witnessed a surge in the issuance of Islamic capital market securities (sukuk) by corporates and public sector entities amid growing demand for alternative investments. As the sukuk market continues to develop, new challenges and opportunities for sovereign debt managers and capital market development arise. This paper reviews the... more...

  • My Heart Will Cross This Oceanby Kadiatou Diallo; Craig Wolff

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    Descended from West African kings and healers, raised in the turbulence of Guinea in the 1960s, Kadiatou Diallo was married off at the age of thirteen and bore her first child when she was sixteen. Twenty-three years later, that child?a gentle, innocent young man named Amadou Diallo?was gunned down without cause on the streets of New York City. Now... more...

  • Local Currency Debt Markets in the West African Economic and Monetary Unionby Amadou N. R. Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    The paper reviews trends and developments in the rapidly growing local currency debt markets in the WAEMU. The main findings are that common institutions, such as a regional central bank and securities exchange have led to high cross-border transactions within the union. However, excess liquidity in the regional banking system has led to limited credit... more...

  • Capital Account Liberalization and Risk Management in Indiaby Amadou N. R. Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    This paper takes a closer look at the prudential and regulatory measures needed to prepare India's financial system to manage the risks arising from fuller capital account convertibility (FCAC). The paper contributes to the debate on FCAC in two ways. First, it reviews the potential and existing financial stability challenges to FCAC in India. Second... more...

  • The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Marketsby Amadou N. R. Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 9.00

    Credit ratings have contributed to the current financial crisis. Proposals to regulate credit rating agencies focus on micro-prudential issues and aim at reducing conflicts of interest and increasing transparency and competition. In contrast, this paper argues that macro-prudential regulation is necessary to address the systemic risk inherent to ratings.... more...

  • Africa in the Age of Globalisationby Edward Shizha; Lamine Diallo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    This is a collection of bold and visionary scholarship that reveals an insightful exposition of re-visioning African development from African perspectives. It provides educators, policy makers, social workers, non-governmental agencies, and development agencies with an interdisciplinary conceptual base that can effectively guide them in planning and... more...

  • Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patternsby Oumar Diallo; Sampawende J.-A. Tapsoba

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    This paper assesses the extent to which Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)’s business cycle is synchronized with that of the rest of the world (RoW). Findings suggest that SSA’s business cycle has not only moved in the same direction as that of the RoW, but has also gradually drifted away from the G7 in favour of the BRICs. Trade with the BRICs turns out... more...

  • Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africaby Martine Guichard; Tilo Grätz; Youssouf Diallo

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Friendship, descent and alliance are basic forms of relatedness that have received unequal attention in social anthropology. Offering new insights into the ways in which friendship is conceptualized and realized in various sub-Saharan African settings, the contributions to this volume depart from the recent tendency to study friendship in isolation... more...