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Human rights-based service delivery

Assessing the role of national human rights institutions in democracy and development in Ghana and Uganda

Richard Iroanya, Patrick Dzimiri and Edith Phaswana

NHRIs by different African countries (Human Rights Watch, 2009). In this regard, this article attempts to address the question, how can the effectiveness of human rights institutions be determined, particularly in the context of Africa? Differently

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The Rhizomatic Algerian Revolution in Three Twenty-First- Century Transnational Documentaries

Algérie tours, détours (2006), La Chine est encore loin (2009), Fidaï (2012)

Nicole Beth Wallenbrock

discussion. The octogenarian director reflects on the era when he lived in North Africa, and the majority of the films screened by the Brun-Moschetti and Morouche depict the Revolution and/or critique the French Empire. As the film studies a figure known as

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“Because we are the only ones in the community!”

Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods

Jérôme Tournadre

South Africa has, since the late 1990s, witnessed an almost continuous cycle of social protest against the lack of housing and the unaffordable access to water, electricity, and sanitation networks in many poor areas of the country. This article is

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Between Afropolitans and new Sankaras

Class mobility and the reproduction of academics in Burkina Faso

Michelle Engeler

aspirational promises for a brighter future as “highly mobile and well connected, successful young Africans of the world,” in the words of Taiye Selasi (2005) , a novelist and photographer, who in one of her essays names them “Afropolitans.” The theorist and

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

periods of Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa—the late nineteenth century, when effective colonial seizure was yet to be accomplished, and the heyday of anti-colonial struggle in the 1960s and early 1970s—in order to explore the multiple

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The sanctioning state

Official permissiveness and prohibition in India

Ajay Gandhi

as prohibition. This ambiguous dynamic is observed among Mumbai’s detention and deportation authorities, as they deal with undocumented or unauthorized migrants from Bangladesh and countries in Africa. 1 The state’s double-edged capacity to sanction

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Fair Exchange

Utilisation of Working Animals (and Women) in Ancient Mesopotamia and Modern Africa

Jill Goulder

-Saharan Africa were almost devoid of working animals until the early or even mid-twentieth century AD, 1 and it has been possible for observers to record the immediate social and economic impact in a community of the introduction of cattle and donkeys for

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Monique Deveaux

most clearly. Then, using the example of traditional leadership and governance in South Africa, and specifically the issue of land tenure reform efforts, I explain why merely including women in political deliberation may do little to challenge

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Creative Encounters

African Trade and Chinese Oil Production in Western Chad

Nikolaus Schareika

oil have prompted concerns the kind of connections that global oil companies seek to establish with the localities in Africa where they produce crude oil. The literature demonstrates that multinational oil projects apparently make an effort to

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

non-state policing in Africa have proliferated, including the works of Bruce Baker (2008 , 2010 ), Lars Buur (2006) , Tessa Diphoorn (2016b) , Steffen Jensen (2008a) , Helene Kyed (2009) , and David Pratten (2008) , to name but a few. One of the