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Globalisation, NEPAD and the Governance Question in Africa

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by ‘Kunle Amuwo Introduction and Problematique The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is yet another initiative by Africa’s Heads of State and Governments intended to reverse, for good, the beggarly… Read More

King or Knave? Felix Adende Rapontchombo and Political Survival in the Gabon Estuary

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Jeremy Rich Introduction In the late nineteenth century, the town of Libreville on the Gabon Estuary went through numerous changes as it moved from a marginal French naval base… Read More

The Languages of Childhood: The Discursive Construction of Childhood and Colonial Policy in French West Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Lisa McNee Introduction In spite of the deceptive familiarity of the terrain, childhood, that stage of life that we are all supposed to experience, resists easy definition. Our fascination with… Read More

Women’s Movements, Customary Law, and Land Rights in Africa: The Case of Uganda

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Aili Mari Tripp Abstract Much of the literature on women and land tenure in Africa has viewed the introduction of land titling, registration, and the privatization of land under… Read More

Press and Politics in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Stanford D. Musaka Abstract This paper provides a historical background to the development of the press in Zimbabwe and identifies the political, social and economic interventions that have shaped the editorial… Read More

Crisis in the State and the Family: Violence Against Women in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Mary Johnson Osirim Abstract Since the early 1990’s, Zimbabwe has been enmeshed in a major economic crisis that has seriously eroded the status of women in that country.  For… Read More

On the Subject of Kings and Queens: “Traditional” African Leadership and the Diasporal Imagination

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Al-Yasha Ilhaam Williams Abstract “Then you will die indeed, Chila Kintasi!  Your own mouth pronounced judgment.  Die and deliver the land from the abominations of drunkenness and gluttony.  (She… Read More

Dim Delobsom: French Colonialism and Local Response in Upper Volta

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Michael Kevane Abstract Dim Delobsom was one of the first indigenous colonial bureaucrats in the French administration of Upper Volta . Born in 1897, he rapidly rose through the… Read More

Colonial Policies and Women’s Participation in Public Life: The Case of British Southern Cameroons

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Melinda Adams Abstract Much of the literature on colonial policies towards women has highlighted the ways that these policies spread Western notions of domesticity and narrowed the space available… Read More

Contesting Liberal Legality: Informal Legal Cultures in Post-Apartheid South Africa’s Privatizing Seafood Fishery

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Ken Salo Abstract Constructivist interpretations of law as an open and contested social field whose form is contingent upon the outcome of interacting formal and informal socio-legal practices continue… Read More