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African Dawn

Keïta Fodéba and the Imagining of National Culture in Guinea

Andrew W. M. Smith

Here, the experience of World War II and the tragedy of the Thiaroye massacre, as described in the poem, fade against the timeless rhythm of village life and the seasons, echoing the coming of another dawn. Yet, after independence, the addition of a new

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Battlegrounds of dependence

Reconfiguring labor, kinship and relational obligation

Keir Martin, Ståle Wig, and Sylvia Yanagisako

infrastructure upon which we all “depend,” with warm appreciation. Debates about dependence always entail debates about control and obligation. To speak of one's dependence on healthcare workers is to recognize the limits of one's agency, one's independence, and

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Decolonizing “La Brousse

Rural Medicine and Colonial Authority in Cameroon

Sarah C. Runcie

this training “on site” in Africa. 3 In this critical first decade of African independence, Cameroon stood at the center of discussions about the future of medical education and, in turn, medical care on the continent. 4 Quenum pointed to Cameroon

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Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi

independence in the then Gold Coast, and which also served Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia ( Sherwood 1996: 19 ). Nkrumah learnt a great deal of the history and politics of the Gold Coast from Wood. It was through the tutelage and mentorship of these men

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From an Economic Term to a Political Concept

The Conceptual Innovation of “Self-Management” in Soviet Estonia

Juhan Saharov

economy (translated from the Russian term khozraschet ), isemajandamine started to be used in 1987 by a group of Estonian social scientists to signify the economic independence of a Soviet republic within the Soviet Union. This conceptual innovation had

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Neutrality in foreign aid

Shifting contexts, shifting meanings—examples from South Sudan

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

Neutrality and independence, along with humanity and impartiality, constitute core humanitarian principles. The humanitarian variant of neutrality, the one we know from Red Cross manifestos, was developed in the specific context of 1864 and was

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Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Refugees

Ideology, Morality, and Praxis

Yossi Goldstein

two. Until its publication, the standard Israeli (as opposed to Palestinian or British) historiography viewed the refugee problem that emerged during Israel's War of Independence as an outcome of the war itself ( Ben-Gurion 1982 ; Dinur 1973 ; Lorch

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Baya Hocine's Papers

A Source for the History of Algerian Prisons during the War of Independence (1954–1962)

Sylvie Thénault

writing a history is a challenge. My aim here is not to provide any form of outline of the history of Algerian prisons during the War of Independence (1954–1962). It is a more modest ambition, one that fits within the confines of an article: to integrate

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Le Rallye Méditerranée-le Cap

Racing towards Eurafrica?

Megan Brown

against French imperialism. This protracted war raged on during the final three rallies and lasted for nearly eight years, ending in Algeria's independence in 1962. During this period, many other Belgian, British, and French colonies also gained

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The Keys to the Economic Kingdom

State Intervention and the Overcoming of Dependency in Africa before the Crisis of the 1970s

Bill Freund

the two paradigmatic radical Anglophone countries, Ghana, which achieved independence in 1957 and Tanganyika, following in 1961 but soon after incorporating the island of Zanzibar and renaming itself Tanzania. Thereafter there will be briefer comments