Website of the exhibition of the German Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne on urbanity in Africa (2010 / 2011) showcasing five African cities - Cairo (Egypt), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of of the Congo) and Johannesburg (South Africa). You will find information on each city as well as on art projects from / about each city. Furthermore, you will find some excerpts of the exhibition catalogue. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre of Competence on Africa is an interdisciplinary network catering for scholars from all faculties. It coordinates and promote research and training relating to Africa at the University of Basel. Its website offers broad information on recent Africa research projects at the university, on member institutes, main research topics and much more. Please note the "Portal" which offers you information on important resources (libraries, databases, map collections, etc) in the African Studies worldwide. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The French CREPAO focusses on the non-francophone African countries, especially in East and South African countries. Since 2011, CREPAO went together with CEAN (Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire) to form Les Afriques dans le monde (LAM). On their website, you will find information on projects, publications and more.
"postamble is a peer-reviewed [freely accessible] graduate student journal based in the University of Cape Town's Centre for African Studies that is published bi-annually online. The Editorial Collective of postamble are committed to featuring original post-graduate student work, of a high academic standard, that is of value to the multi-disciplinary study of Africa both within and outside of the university environment.postamble publishes articles of a general nature, as well as articles focussed on particular thematic or subject area. Articles cover a wide range of humanities, arts, science, and social sciences topics, and postamble actively encourages alternative forms of research presentation, including: creative writing, film and sound productions, and visual essays." [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
At 3.5% Africa has the highest urbanization rate in the whole world. The potential effects of these staggering growth rates are relevant for all Africans, both in the urban as well as in the rural areas. By 2040 the continent’s cities are expected to have to accommodate 79 Million additional inhabitants. The key issue for the ECAS7 is how urbanization processes in Africa transform conventional objects of African Studies and how do scholars of Africa gear up to face such changes? This is the question which the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel (CASB) in Switzerland wishes to invite scholars of Africa to engage with in a more conscious and systematic manner [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
Organisation for the promotion of computer technology in Africa through the creation of local homepages for African cities which describe local life and help localising IT in Africa. Projects carried out until now are homepages about cities in the following countries: see table of contents. Other homepages of francophone African cities will follow. Furthermore you will find links to municipal homepages. On the city homepages of PIVA you will find information and news about life in this city and sometimes some vocabulary in the local language. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Interdisciplinary and international research group working on law, local institutions and urban identities since 1945 in African cities. The research group was financed from 2006 till 2009. You will find many fulltext documents from workshops, also inclduing some powerpoint presentations. [editors ilissAfrica]
In 2010 many African countries celebrate their 50 years of independance. On this occasion, the French-German TV-station Arte offers reports from / about 12 francophone African countries. Every month, a different country will be presented: one day long, you will accompany well-known personnalities of a chosen country to different places in the capital (in the form of videos). Furthermore, there are interviews with scientists about political, cultural, historical, etc topics. ... [editors ilissAfrica]