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Alternative Electoral Systems and the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Electio

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by John Ishiyama Abstract What if an alternative set of electoral rules had been used to govern elections when an authoritarian regime introduces its first real competitive elections? Would this… Read More

Contemporary African Film at the 13th Annual Carter Lectures on Africa: Interviews with Filmmaker Salem Mekuria and Film Critic Sheila Petty

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Rebecca Gearhart The University of Florida’s Center for African Studies hosted its thirteenth annual Gwendolen M. Carter Lectures on Africa from March 22-25 on the Florida campus. This year’s… Read More

Gendered Scripts and Declining Soil Fertility in Southern Ethiopia

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Michael Dougherty Abstract Enset (Ensete ventricosum) is a banana-like plant grown throughout the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia as the major staple food crop by many cultural groups. The issue… Read More

Delimitation of the Elastic Ilemi Triangle: Pastoral Conflicts and Official Indifference in the Horn of Africa

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Nene Mburu Abstract This article observes that although scholars have addressed the problem of the inherited colonial boundaries in Africa, there are lacunae in our knowledge of the complexity… Read More

Moral Economy as Emotional Interaction: Food Sharing and Reciprocity in Highland Ethiopia

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Keiichiro Matsumura Abstract In peasant studies, many anthropologists have taken the view that the peasant economy has some salient cultural traits distinct from the rational choice of neoclassical economics. This view… Read More

Alternative Electoral Systems and the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Election

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by John Ishiyama Abstract What if an alternative set of electoral rules had been used to govern elections when an authoritarian regime introduces its first real competitive elections? Would this… Read More

Comparative Perspectives on the Rehabilitation of Ex-Slaves and Former Child Soldiers with Special Reference to Sudan

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Randall Fegley Abstract Despite the January 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, reconstruction of southern Sudan remains a daunting task, which limited resources and unlimited suspicions may derail or delay. Among… Read More

Umpiring Federalism in Africa: Institutional Mosaic and Innovations

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Adem Kassie Adebe Abstract Federalism institutionalizes the division of powers and creates the circumstances that render inter-governmental disputes almost inevitable. It is therefore necessary that federal constitutions establish mechanisms… Read More

Ethiopia’s Role in South Sudan’s March to Independence, 1955-1991

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

by Belete Belachew Yihun Abstract The historical processes leading to the emergence of the states of Eritrea (1991) and South Sudan (2011) have yet to be satisfactorily reconstructed. The extended conflict… Read More