The site does NOT contain all the documents listed on the first page, but only the 81 photographs from the beginning of the 20th century given by M. Ryff, founder of the Société Commerciale de l'Ouest Africain (SCOA) (West African Trading Company) . [editors ilissAfrica]
This site presents the work of a group of PhD and MA students of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies in Mainz, Germany. They will follow the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of independence of 9 African states in 2010. You will find their field reports and basic information on each country.
Fulltexts of theses written at the Université de Limoges, France. Under "Mots-clés/Keywords"you will find theses on the following topics: Africa, african drama, african literature, Black Africa/ Afrique, Afrique noire, littérature africaine, théâtre africain. Among others, you will also find the thesis of the Chadic writer Koulsky Lamko.
The dissertation challenges the common belief that Orality is obsolete and, as such, a sigh of "underdevelopment"; that Orality is anti-modernization and thus damned [sic] to disappear. Against this belief [it] will be shown here that Orality does not in any case disappear without leaving traces; that it is rather subject to transformation and is vibrant and prone to modernization (authors analysed: Amadou Kourouma, Birago Diop, Felix Couchoro)
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The database of the University Library Bielefeld (Germany) offers free access to fulltext documents written bei members of the university. These may include working papers, articles, theses, dissertations etc.
Le site est un outil d'intégration économique régionale par la mise en ligne d'informations opérationnelles homogènes sur l'ensemble des pays de la Zone Franc, contrôlées « à la source » par les institutions régionales de la Zone Franc (UEMOA et CEMAC). Le portail fournit des monographies pays, des données économiques et monétaires, des textes fiscaux juridiques et douaniers, ainsi que des opportunités d'affaires, des dépêches d'actualité, des annuaires pratiques et des fiches descriptives du rôle et du fonctionnement des principaux organismes et Institutions de la Zone Franc CFA. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
Informative site about the history of West Africa (mainly francophone) from the point of view of West African historians. You will find documents written by the historians, a database with theses as from 1970 written by West African students in history, a database with names, addresses and research interests of West African historians, a database with the holdings of archives, a bibliography, maps, a timeline with the most important dates of West African history, etc. in West Africa, and further links. The information is classed by general topics as mentioned or by the same topics but classed by country (Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger; some more may be added). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The main goal of WAPCA is to effectively preserve primate species in the West-African Upper Guinean Rainforest, which are seriously threatened by extinction. WAPCA is an initiative of several European Zoos, the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) and its French Partner organization Conservation des Espèces et des Populations Animales (CEPA). ... [according to site editor's information]