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These pages were written by students in Professor Laurent Dubois “World Cup and World Politics” class in 2009 (at Duke University) and explore the sub-field "African Football and Politics". [editors ilissAfrica]
In his article, Alegi looks at an early stage of the life of former ANC president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Luthuli in which he was interested in football before entering politics. Alegi then analyses the early relationship between football and anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. He is the author of several books and articles concerning football in Africa / South Africa and is assistant professor at Michigan State University. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Article from the journal Afrika Spectrum as from 2006: "Sports and especially football animate the lives of millions of people in Africa. Yet, until recently the social sciences have paid very little attention to these activities on the continent. The first part of this paper provides a brief overview of social scientific writing in English (and to a lesser degree in French) about sports (...) . (...) The second part provides an analysis of one particular case, that of the Cameroonian government’s handling of three World Cups and the Cameroonian population’s varying responses to it (...)." [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
This site offers manyfold information on research done at the institute, among others you will also find several fulltext documents from workshops, conferences, publications or research projects. Two projects are pointed out on the website: the Naija Project on Nigeria Pidgin (among others with "A proposition for the official Naija Orthography"), and the Hausa Press Database, containing bibliographical data on Hausa journals available in Zaria since 2007 (mainly Gaskiya, LeadershipHausa, Aminiya, Almizan, etc.). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The USAK Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies concentrates on research on the Middle East. You will find only a few informations concerning African Studies, among others a few articles under "Articles - Analyses >> Africa". [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Japanese Political Scientist and Africanist Dr. Iwata. He has done research in different west African countries (Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Ghana), working on African Politics with focus on Democratization, State, Power, Decentralization, Civil Society, Local Government's international cooperation, Religion. You can browse the site with the help of the page numbers in the URL. On page 003 you will find Dr. Iwata's publications, some as fulltext documents. Most of them are in japanese, some in English or French. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research-Rwanda is a registered independent, not-for-profit research and policy analysis Think Tank in Rwanda. It became fully functional in 2008. Its mission is to enhance evidence based policy making and promote dialogue and a culture of debate on policy issues in Rwanda through conducting Timely, Relevant High quality Public Policy Analysis and Research [according to the site editor's information]....