MEBAO is an interdisciplinary project with focus on tangible and intangible cultural heritage (focus on Benin with comparative analyses from Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana, Gambia). You will find publication lists of the participating researchers and links to Africa oriented institutions in Italy (including embassies). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar. The Center belongs to the West African Research Association (WARA). WARC is a center for academic exchange between American and West African scholars that encourages research on the region of West Africa. WARC promotes scholarly research on West Africa and the Diaspora and works to foster cooperation between American and West African researchers, students and artists. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
One of the main sites about the scripture and movement of N'ko, scripture invented by Guinean Solomana Kante in 1949 for the Mande languages. In order to view the site cirrectly, you have to download some special fonts. The site is a little bit chaotic. The following links are of special interest: "Kafa Lu Serede" (an extensiv list of over 100 books in N'ko), "Kanté" (Songs of Souleymane Kanté and other texts in French and English, among others from N'ko researcher Diane Oyler), "Écriture N'ko" and "Contacts" (contacts to representatives all over the world). The author of the site, Diané, is a professor for N'ko at the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo since 2003. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Le CIDR intervient dans des secteurs clés du développement en Afrique :
- développement local et décentralisation,
- développement d'entreprises en milieu rural et en milieu urbain,
- systèmes financiers décentralisés,
- assurance maladie et prévoyance sociale.
Il a pour objectif la construction et le renforcement d'institutions locales, régionales et nationales durables, au service des populations, participant à la réduction de la pauvreté et à l'amélioration des politiques publiques.
Il est actuellement présent dans une douzaine de pays africains : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Comores, Ethiopie, Guinée, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Ouganda, Rwanda, Sénégal, Tanzanie, Tchad et Togo.
Parmis les principaux partenaires sont entre autres Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Ministère de la décentralisation (Bénin), Oxfam, Diakonia (Suède), Agence française de développement (AFD), Fonds International de développement agricole (FIDA), le PNUD et l'Union Européenne. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
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]
"Africa Speaks" is a collection of essays and stories by Nigerien university students, about growing up and living in West Africa on the fault line between traditional and western cultures. Topics include childhood; natural and manmade disasters; magic and belief, customs and rituals; love, courtship, marriage and divorce; family life; rural vs. urban living; politics and public issues; education; heritage; being an outsider.The texts were written in 1990-92 at the University of Niamey, Niger Republic, in classes taught by Patricia Stoll, Fulbright Professor of Writing and Literature.
[according to site editor's information] ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Works by the German explorer of Africa, especially the Sahara, Gerhard Rohlfs (1831-1896) as full text documents (word or html). You can also find a biography and a bibliography of Rohlfs. Further texts about the colonisation of Africa by the Germans can be obtained as full text (under construction). [editors ilissAfrica]
H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe. (...) H-Africa reviews scholarly books efficiently and competently. Our reviews, of great value to scholars, increasingly are read more widely than other review forums. ... [according to site editor's information]
ARTICLE 19 is a human rights organisation with a specific mandate and focus on the defence and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide.
Access to documents ranging from succinct press releases to more in depth reports on specific countries or issues and from analyses of laws to international legal standards. ... [according to site editor's information]
Inades-Formation is a Pan African NGO. Its aim is to work for the social and economic advancement of the populations with special emphasis on the latter’s own free and responsible participation in the transformation of their societies. The Head Office is in Abidjan. The Institution intervenes in West, Central and Eastern African through a General Secretariat and 10 National Offices hosted in: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Togo.
Individual or organised women and men farmers are the direct beneficiaries of the activities carried out by Inades-Formation. Inades-Formation backs up/trains them in the execution of their economic and social development projects. The approach that Inades-Formation uses to work with rural populations is called «BAFOD» (Backup of Farmers’ Organisation Dynamics). ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]