The libcom.org group is a small collective of libertarian communists based mainly in and around London and Brighton UK. This sub-site deals with topics like class struggle, social justice, freedom etc. in Africa.
Information about a Cooperative Research Project at the University of Bremen on "Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Peace Agreement of January 2005: local, national, and regional dimensions". The research is done with the financing of the Volkswagen Foundation and its support programme "Knowledge for Tomorrow: Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Political, Economic, and Social Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa". You will find a lot of information on the project, about conferences, literature (incl. fulltext documents), partners and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Information about a current project at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Asia-Orient-Institute at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. The department normally rather has a focus on South and Central Asia. But sometimes you will also find projects on Africa, like here the project: "Life insurance and social networks: Changes of social insurance mechanisms in Namibia." (2010). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Fellowship programme of the Federal Agency for Civic Education for participants from Germany and Africa. Participants are then working on relevant political and social themes. The portal offers a lot of articles and reports from the different excursions and events during the programme. Moreover you will find their online magazine "JoinMAG - Perspectives on German-African futures". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology began its work in 1999. Through multiple investigations of changing norms and values, living conditions and conflicts in post-colonial and postsocialist settings, researchers analyse thematic fields that often stand in the limelight of political discussion. The main theme of the Institute’s research programme can thus be summarised as the comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation." The homepage of the MPI offers a lot of information on research done by the institute, including full text documents of working papers and Institute Reports. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented and changed]
The interdisciplinary "Geographic Working Group Sub-Saharan Africa" at the University of Vienna deals with processes of social, cultural, economic, and political change, ecological questions and changes at the interface between human being and environment. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Ushaidi Platform can be used for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping of a specific topic. It was created as a tool for documenting the post-electoral violent events in Kenya 2008. Meanwhile, a number of other initiatives in Africa use this platform. For a list of projects see table of contents (as at April 2011). Ushaidi Blog was awarded best of the blogs by Deutsche Welle in 2010. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The interdisciplinary research group CEPED does research on the relationship between population and development in southern countries. The research focuses on three areas: gender and health; international migration and social dynamics; family and education. You will find many specific Africa related programmes, fulltext publications and more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Rosebell Kagumire is a Ugandan journalist who has already been writing for different Ugandan journals. In her private blog, she pursues this journalistic work by giving a rich account of Ugandan society. Her website, which could formerly be found under http://ugandanjournalist.vox.com, won the Investigative Journalism Awards hosted by Makerere University Department of Mass Communication. Furthermore, it she won the 2009 Waxal Blogging Africa Award IPAO for the Best English-speaking journalist’s blog. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
'Udadisi - Rethinking in Action' is a blog presenting constructive critiques of the social, cultural and political dynamics of African societies and their states (also in consideration of the colonial past). The blog is written by Chambi Chachage [editorial staff of ilissAfrica].