This site presents the work of a group of PhD and MA students of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies in Mainz, Germany. They will follow the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of independence of 9 African states in 2010. You will find their field reports and basic information on each country.
This website presents a project (2009-2010) that aims at analysing the university situation in Africa compared to Europe. Questionnaires, analyses and workshops shall help to get an insight into the challenges of African universities and help them improving access to education and retention of their students. The website offers reports, analyses, statistics and more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa Knowledge Project offers e-journals and databases on African topics. Access to the fulltexts is subject to a fee / subscription. But you can view the abstracts for free. For a list of databases and e-journals see table of contents. [editors ilissAfrica]"Africa Knowledge Project, known as AKP, is an initiative by AfricaResource Center, Inc., dedicated to academic research onAfrica and its Diaspora. AKP focuses on Africa-centered knowledge and research from a diverse range of disciplines. While it values the contribution of Western scholarship, AKP moves away from epistemic schemes of interpretation that represent Western world-views and research interpretations as central and global, and all others as indigenous or vernacular." [according to site editor’s information] ... [changed]
The Program, focusing on the political economy of sub-Saharan Africa, has a research component and an information component. Research: study of African political institutions; the political determinants of investment and economic growth; and the relationships between ethnicity, human capital, institutions, political participations and violence. Information: surveying, collecting and centralizing comparable political economic data on sub-Saharan Africa:
* A Data area presents a number of the most commonly used publicly available variables used in the study of African political economy.
* A Links area provides a gateway for students looking for further political and economic data.
* A Samples area contains a number of graphical representations of some political variables of interest. The area contains movie-maps of Africa that chart the occurrence of coups, guerrilla warfare and demonstrations over time. ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
Africa'nti, comme Netsuds, est programme de recherche au sein du CEAN qui analyse l'implantation, l'utilisation et les effets des NTIC en Afrique. On trouve sur le site de nombreux documents en texte intégral: un livre électronique, des extraits de livres, des articles, des thèses, des exposés de conférences et plus. [rédaction ilissAfrica]
Africa-Wide Information (formerly NiPAD) (NISC Information Publications and African Databases), the central data base for African Studies, contains a multitude of separate data bases and important library catalogues. The access is subject to a fee, unless the institute from which you are connecting from has a license for NiPAD. Please check the conditions of access on site. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
AfricaBib is the culmination of twenty-five years of Africana research.The site consists of three bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database), African Women's literature (African Women's Database) and the Women Travelers Bibliographical Database (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography). Everything is free of charge.
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The AfricaConnect project aims to establish a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa to provide the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. AfricaConnect seeks to address the findings of the FEAST Study and the objectives and priorities of the ACP Connect Programme, to contribute to the modernisation and development of education and research in Sub-Saharan countries. The AfricaConnect project is coordinated by DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) and partnered by the UbuntuNet Alliance, representing the NRENs of East and Southern Africa. [according to site editor's information]....
ABORNE is an interdisciplinary network of researchers interested in all aspects of international borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. The emphasis is largely on borderlands as physical spaces and social spheres, but the network is also concerned with regional flows of people and goods as well as economic processes that may be located at some distance from the geographical border. So far, the site has not much content, but this is to change soon.[according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]