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GRA présente: les multiples crises du Cameroun

The Africa Study Group is happy to announce its second event for 2019-20, a discussion of the several crises in Cameroon, their root causes and possible way out, with Chris Roberts of the University of Calgary and Maxime Jong, a political analyst from Douala. ...

ASG presents: Ethiopia perspectives

(le français suit) The Africa Study Group is happy to announce its first event of the 2019-2020 season, a panel on the outlook for Ethiopia, given the many changes in the last 18 months. Time: Thursday September 26th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Place: Colonel By...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – September 8

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! THE REVOLUTION IS OUTSIDE World Economic Forum events often have an air of exclusivity. Presidents, senior government officials, top executives of major multinationals and leaders of large NGOs all get together in Davos and around...

Quartz Weekly Brief – September 1

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! NOODLIN’ In mid-July, a Chinese man approached me while I enjoyed a bowl of beef noodle soup in a restaurant in Nairobi. It was good, he said, that many more Kenyans were eating and enjoying Chinese food, positing that much more...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – August 25

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! CHINA’S AFRICA PROJECT In early 2015 when we discussed plans to launch a standalone Quartz edition focused on Africa, there were two things we were clear about. The first was that innovation and innovators would be key to...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – August 11

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! A GOLDEN GOOSE TAX There is little debate on whether African countries collect sufficient tax revenue. The IMF in particular has been imploring Sub Saharan African countries to focus on expanding their respective tax bases. Some...

African Studies@ Carleton Digest – August 9 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Applications | Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Women’s and Gender Studies The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – July 28

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BOKO HARAM 10 YEARS ON This year, Nigeria, a country which prides itself on milestones like being Africa’s most populous country and being home to its largest economy, is marking an unsavory one: a decade of devastating insurgency...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – August 2nd

Upcoming Events Call for Application | 2019-2023 PhD Fellowship The University of Ghana has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, USA, to implement a project titled “Enhancing Doctoral Training in the Humanities” at University of...

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...