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African Studies @ Carleton Digest of November 16, 2018

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events In 2001 Africa was declared “a scar on the conscience of the world”. When The Economist declared Africa a “Hopeless Continent” the writer observed that African societies were “for reasons buried in...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest of November 9, 2018

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events “Bottom-up Change in a Top-down Government: Changing Policy and Law in Ethiopia” with Logan Cochrane Banting Fellow, Global and International Studies Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 |...

African Studies@Carleton Digest of November 2 2018

Upcoming Events “Bottom-up Change in a Top-down Government: Changing Policy and Law in Ethiopia” with Logan Cochrane Banting Fellow, Global and International Studies Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm Location: Discovery Centre, MacOdrum...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – October 26, 2018

Upcoming Events “Missing the Cues. Tales of a Newcomer’s Life in Canada. A Memoir” with Professor Annette Isaac Institute of African Studies, Carleton University Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm Location: Discovery Centre, MacOdrum...

Élections présidentielles du Mali – quel bilan?

Il faut d’abord saluer les efforts faits pour que ces élections puissent se tenir sur tout le territoire du pays. Il y a eu des incidents malheureux certes, dont l’assassinat d’un directeur de bureau de vote au second tour, et la fermeture de bureaux de votes. Le...

The Red Sea Ports

As the rapid Eritrean-Ethiopian peace process increasingly captivates observers, the long-ignored Red Sea is also being thrust back into the spotlight. The 2300 km inlet, geographically separating continental Asia and Africa, is now at the epicenter of a high-stakes...

Ethiopia in an African Context: a country in a category of its own.

Ethiopia is a country with unique history and present. A nation united where pride in being “Ethiopian” is unwavering regardless of political or social differences. Distinct culture in food, clothing and social behaviour. King Menelik II said in 1909 “There was never...

Africa’s Domestic Revenue: Untapped Source of Growth?

Discussions of development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend not to focus on the importance of countries’ capacities to optimize domestic revenue sources. Improving the capacity of Sub-Saharan African governments to raise revenue from domestic sources...

Reportages sur les migrants en Méditerranée

Quelques reportages récents sur cette tragédie humaine. Film français: https://ici.tou.tv/les-migrants-ne-savent-pas-nager/S01E01 Les migrants, une tragédie sans...

News from our members – nouvelles de nos membres: Nina EMEFA

Nina is working at Global Affairs Canada and is responsible for Grand Challenges Canada. The video is in French, but here is a transcript in English: My name is Emefa Nina Womitso-Mawulawoe, and I work in the Social Development Partnerships Office, GAC. I have two...

Remembering Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936-2018)

One of our members, and former member of ASG Steering Committee, Ian Ferguson, wrote an article on Winnie Mandela that was published in the paper version of the Global and Mail on Saturday, April 7, 2018. After South Africa’s first democratic elections, Mrs. Mandela...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest: Issue of March 23, 2018

Upcoming Events   Out of Fragility?  This panel will discuss how Bangladesh, Rwanda and Mozambique emerged out of fragility. The panelists will identify factors which enabled these three countries to increase state capacities and investigate whether these three...