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Colonialism within Colonialism: The Hausa-Caliphate Imaginary and the British Colonial Administration of the Nigerian Middle Belt

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Moses Ochonu Introduction This paper explores three interrelated issues; the origins and development of a Hausa-Caliphate imaginary in the intertwinements of caliphate and British discourses and its subtle entry… Read More

The Nation State, Resource Conflict, and the Challenges of “Former Sovereignties” in Nigeria

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Ikechukwu Umejesi Abstract Opinion leaders in Europe have often expressed penitence over Europe’s colonial legacies. While these leaders rethink the roles of their nations in colonialism, human rights abuses arising… Read More

Sons of the Soil and Conquerors Who Came on Foot: The Historical Construction of a West African Border Region

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Olivier Walther Abstract This article discusses the historical evolution of Dendi, a border region now located across Niger, Benin, and Nigeria. Drawing on colonial literature and mythological accounts collected in… Read More