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Call for Contributions | Niger Delta Stories Kparobo Iwho Foundation In collaboration with Malthouse Press Proudly announces Niger Delta Stories: A Call for ContributionsAgainst the background of distortions in mainstream narratives of the way of life and the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – July 19 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events Call for Contributions | Niger Delta Stories Kparobo Iwho Foundation In collaboration with Malthouse Press Proudly announces Niger Delta Stories: A Call for...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – July 22 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! THE BACKEND There has been plenty of excitement around Jumia, the e-commerce company which became something of a flawed Rorschach test for how one defines African startups. The debate around Jumia came to a head in the run-up to its largely...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – July 12 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Application | 2020-2021 Fellowship Program The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research,...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – July 14 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! PAY FOR RESULTS Bonds as a financial asset are not always the most intuitive things to understand for a non-finance person. Social impact finance is also a sector, which, while well-intentioned with often clear objectives, can...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – July 7 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! THE ROBOTS ARE COMING If you’ve visited a modern factory in the last year or two and compare it with visiting a factory, say, 20 years ago, you were probably struck by the same observation: Where are all the workers? You don’t have...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – July 5 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Application | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies!The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – June 29, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers!HERE COMES THE SUNThe number of people in Africa without access to electricity remain staggering and unchanging with every report—around 640 million people don’t have access to a grid. And even when some of people do have access the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – June 28 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Application | PhD scholarship in Development Studies, Public Policy or Public Administration The Centre for Development Research offers generous three year DAAD merit scholarships for PhD students in Development Studies, Public...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – June 16, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! HELLO? The last decade and a half has been a period of very strong growth in mobile phone shipments across Africa. As telecoms networks were built out across the continent many operators and phone resellers expanded rapidly to meet...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – June 21 2019

Upcoming Events The Promise of Migration |  Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation Ottawa is hosting the largest annual international gathering of experts in the fields of migration, integration and diversity this June. The International...

Quartz Africa Week – June 2, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! FREER TRADE Thursday, May 30 is a notable date in African economic history. It was, of course, the day the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into force after which it comes to market on July 7. In a nutshell it means a single...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – May 31, 2019

Now available – Issue 7 of IAS Nokoko Journal! Nokoko is an open-access journal promoting dialogue, discourse and debate on PanAfricanism, Africa, and Africana. ‘Nokoko’ is a Ga word that means something that is new,novel, surprising and interesting. The latest...

Quartz Weekly, May 26, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! WRITING ABOUT AFRICA It’s been overwhelming to read the seemingly endless tributes to the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, who passed away this week at the age of 48. Binyavanga was nominated for our...

Africa Studies@Carleton Digest of May 24 2019

Now available – Issue 7 of IAS Nokoko Journal! Nokoko is an open-access journal promoting dialogue, discourse and debate on PanAfricanism, Africa, and Africana. ‘Nokoko’ is a Ga word that means something that is new,novel, surprising and interesting. The latest...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – May 20, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! DIGITAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS When you read the headline “Somalia will turn off social media access to stop high school exam cheating” it’s difficult not to smile at the idea a high school exam could lead to a country...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 19 2019

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! SUPPORTING THE SUPPORTERS Entrepreneurship can often be a lonely career path, particularly at the start. This is particularly the case in modern tech-enabled businesses where software takes care of many admin tasks that used to...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 10, 2019

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – May 5 2019

CLIMATE CHANGED Over the last two months we’ve seen a major city and other parts of Mozambique devastated by Cyclone Idai in mid-March and then hit again by Cyclone Kenneth late April. They’ve impacted nearly 2 million people in Mozambique alone...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 3

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 28, 2019

DIGITAL AMBITIONS Late last year, the World Bank Group, in partnership with the African Union and International Telecommunications Union, launched an initiative called “A Digital Infrastructure Moonshot for Africa” with an ambitious target to get universal and...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – Issue of April 26 2019

Upcoming Events Lapidary Practice: The Twentieth Century’s First Death Camp, William Kentridge, and the World’s LastNorthern White Rhinoceros Male Dr. Brian Macaskill, John Carroll University Macaskill’s presentation circles and cycles around the...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 21, 2019

YOUTH TALK Africa’s fast-growing population is one of the defining issues of our age. It’s a topic which influences all kinds of discussions about the continent’s future, from the challenges of managing economic growth and food security to health and overall...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – Issue of April 18 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Papers | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 14 2019

TURNING POINT It isn’t hyperbole to describe this past week as significant or even a turning point for the African startup ecosystem. The obvious reason would be the successful initial public offering of Jumia (more below) but it’s bigger than Jumia and it...