LASDEL is an independent Research Centre for social sciences. Research is done in the fields of social dynamics / processes and local development. LASDEL was founded in 2001. The links "études et recherches", "publications", "animations scientifiques" on the left side of the page lead you to summaries, the full text documents are not available. Nevertheless, under "Collection Études et Travaux" on the right side, you will find many free full text documents on researches done by members of the centre, among others a whole serie of titles about "Local power in the commune of XY". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
According to their own statement, "[t]he Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." The website offers a lot of fulltexts (a lot for free, some, like e-books, are subject to a fee), like reports, analyses and others. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, with some 130 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.On this site, you will find a lot of reports for free download.Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, it produces analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers. ... [according to site editors' information]
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 Centre for Advanced Training in Rural Development (SLE) is an organisational unit of the Agricultural-Horticultural Faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin (...). Its main task is to implement a one-year supplementary training programme. Other areas of work include consultancy and research as well as seminars and workshops on special topics of international cooperation." The Centre cooperates with the University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. The website offers information on the training programme as well as many fulltexts. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Website with extensive information about the Soninke who come from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia. Under "Autres > Téléchargements" you will find some booklets in Soninke and articles about Soninke for downlnload. Furthermore, you can fins information about their society, culture, history language (with gossary, one thesis, excerpts from books in Soninke, a "teach-Yourself-Soninke" online book, ...), current news in French and Soninké and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
On this site you will find information about the education of women and girls in the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The information is classed by country. [editors ilissAfrica]
The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung:
The main issues affecting all three regions include political system change, conflict management, the creation of regional structures, and external relations. German and European policies vis-á-vis these regions constitute another area of interest. Islam and development policies have to be considered issues of particular concern to German and European policy-makers interested in African and Middle Eastern matters. One subject of major interest has been the Elite Change in the Arab World.
Especially the SWP Research Paper and Dossiers concerning current issues are worthwhile looking at
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"The Development Policy Review Network is a network of development experts and policymakers in the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to reduce the gap between science, policy, development practice and the corporate sector." DPRN offers a whole range of online fulltext publications as well as two databases with access to fulltexts (see table of contents)....
The network CopySouth, which was initiated by Prof. Story of the University of Kent (Kent Law School) among others, analyses international copyright questions critically. The focus is on the relationship between "the North" ("The West") and "the South" (so called developping countries) and the question, which disadvantages the mostly Western style copyright has for the countries in "the South". The website provides you with a lot of fulltext documents and campaign posters about the following topics: Access to Information / Freedom of Information / Right to Information, Intellectual Property / Copyright, digital divide and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]