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African Political Cultures and the Problems of Government

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Elliott P. Skinner Introduction The thesis of this essay is that African countries will continue to be racked by conflicts unless leaders agree about how to govern their multi-faceted… Read More

The Challenges Facing Nigeria’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Ebenezer Okpokpo Introduction Since Nigeria became independent in 1960 its foreign policy, like that of most other countries, has witnessed successes and failures. The current debate on President Obasanjo’s… Read More

The Public Sector, Privatization, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by James S. Guseh Abstract At the time of independence, nearly all African countries identified capitalism with neocolonialism and therefore adopted a statist approach to economic development, with government being… Read More

The State and Development in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Botswana and Mauritius with Angola, Malawi and Zambia

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Osei Hwedi Introduction African countries inherited economies that are backward, skewed and underdeveloped as a result of Western colonial rule. Since independence, African states have embarked on the transformation… 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

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

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