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The 5th Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival: Niamey, Niger Hosts a Global Community

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Scott M. Youngstedt Abstract This paper explores transnational and local cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the 5th Jeux de la Francophonie (“Francophonie Games” or “Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival”)… Read More

Debunking the Myth of the “Good” Coup d’ État in Africa

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Andrew C. Miller Abstract In response to the recent coup in Niger, which ousted the country’s president-turned-strongman Mamadou Tandja, the capital erupted in pro-coup demonstrations. Many commentators and foreign… 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