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African Studies @ Carleton Digest , November 8, 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events Les Cafés Féministes: Nigel Lezama | Splendeurs et misères de la femme noire dans la culture hip-hop Nigel Lezama, professeur agrégé au département de langues, littératures et cultures modernes à...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 10

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! UP NORTH One unintended outcome of the “sub-Saharan Africa” classification of African countries is that North Africa is typically excluded from conversations about Africa’s tech startup landscape. This often means we’re sharing an incomplete...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 3rd

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! DIGITALLY VULNERABLE As African countries economies and governments digitize rapidly the need for transparent rules about what happens with citizens’ data is becoming a more pressing issue\. Nigeria is at the early stages of trying to roll...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – October 20

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BROADBAND DREAMS One of the lessons of working with remote teams on the African continent or traveling around Africa is that the internet is not the internet everywhere you go. Sure, everyone has Google, Facebook and WhatsApp, but the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – October 11, 2019

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African Studies @ Carleton Digest – October 4th , 2019

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa ​Professor Mark Hunter Professor Mark Hunter of the department of Geography & Planning,  University of Toronto will be discussing his new book – “Race for...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – October 6, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! MOBILE MONEY 2.0 It’s been an eventful week for mobile money especially if you were a consumer in Zimbabwe, where the central bank shut down mobile money-to-cash transactions for three days before reversing the ban. Of course, there is the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – September 27, 2019

Upcoming Events 5th Annual IAS Undergraduate Conference Globalization, Media and the African City The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University’s 5th annual undergraduate research conference titled “Globalization, Media and the African...

News from our members – nouvelles de nos membres: Patricia Kumbakisaka

My name is Patricia Kumbakisaka, and I am a proud Canadian-Congolese-Romanian. How often do you see Romanians with last names such as ‘Kumbakisaka’? You are probably used to see last names like ‘Florescu’ or ‘Stefanescu’. People call me the ‘citizen of the world’,...

African Studies @Carleton Digest – September 20, 2019

Upcoming Events 5th Annual IAS Undergraduate Conference Globalization, Media and the African City The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University’s 5th annual undergraduate research conference holds on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Carleton...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – September 22

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! CHANGE MAKERS This week we published the 5th annual Quartz Africa Innovators list. As with previous editions we had a collection of 30 Africans who have dedicated vast amounts of their energies to improving their local communities and...

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...