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HISTORY OF AFRICA (71 journals)

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AAS Open Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Development     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
African Anthropologist     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
African Journal of History and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrique : Archéologie & Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Afriques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Afro Eurasian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aldaba     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annali Sezione Orientale     Hybrid Journal  
Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of African Studies / La Revue canadienne des études africaines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CONTRA : RELATOS desde el Sur     Open Access  
Critical African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Critical Interventions : Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dotawo : A Journal of Nubian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International African Bibliography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Contemporary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of African Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access  
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African Military History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of African Union Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Africana Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Egyptian History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Natal and Zulu History     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Retracing Africa     Open Access  
Journal of Somali Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Indian Ocean Region     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Kronos : Southern African Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kwanissa : Revista de Estudos Africanos e Afro-Brasileiros     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Libyan Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Modern Africa : Politics, History and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Philosophia Africana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Research in Sierra Leone Studies : Weave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos / Brazilian Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Discente Histó     Open Access  
Settler Colonial Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Southern African Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Studia Orientalia Electronica     Open Access  
Studies in Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Thought and Practice : A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Mauritius Research Journal     Open Access  
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Afrika Focus
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ISSN (Print) 0772-084X - ISSN (Online) 2031-356X
Published by Ghent University Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Editorial: Ghent University and South Africa - An overview and new

    • Authors: Annelies Verdoolaege, Yves T'Sjoen
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8016
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Maternal mortality in Ethiopia: can a rights-based approach cure'

    • Authors: Solomon Tekle Abegaz
      Abstract: Preventable maternal death as a human rights concern is gaining greater momentum. This article examines the normative framework applying to maternal mortality, and highlights the important link that exists between women’s right to health and several other rights. It then discusses the differing, yet complementary, aspects of the nature of women’s right to health as a right relevant to shaping a human rights approach to maternal mortality, namely: achieving health-care services that are available, accessible, acceptable, and of high quality; engagement of civil society organisations in the promotion and protection of women’s health rights; and ensuring functioning accountability mechanisms. Even though the country recognises the right to health and other complementary rights in its current constitution, and also subscribes to numerous human rights instruments that incorporate the right to health, which equally apply to women, the article finds that there is a selective approach to women’s access to health goods and services; the room for mobilising civil society is restrictive; and an inefficient accountability system exits. Relying on the requirements of human rights norms and standards, the article argues for the potential role of operationalisation of the rights-based model to further reducing or eliminating maternal mortality in the Sustainable Development Goals period. Key words: human rights, maternal health, maternal mortality, rights-based approach to health 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8018
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Media Appeals Tribunal and the Protection of Information Bill as
           challenges to freedom of expression and good governance in South Africa

    • Authors: Marie Kristie Tania Thomas
      Abstract: This paper examines the Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) and the Protection of Information Bill (PIB) as potential challenges to freedom of expression and good governance in South Africa. The modus operandi and the objectives of MAT and PIB are presented and examined to indicate whether these may act as threats to freedom of expression and good governance. This paper uses information obtained from academic articles, the South African Constitution, legislative documents, news articles as well as African and international reports. This research finds that if MAT and PIB are passed as laws without substantial amendments in favour of the genuine respect for freedom of media and press, they will potentially lead to the regression of both freedom of expression and good governance and above all, threaten democracy in South Africa. Key words: Media Appeals Tribunal, Protection of Information Bill, freedom of expression, good governance, democracy, South Africa 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8067
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Translating ritual into film – Notes on Paul Henley’s ‘spirit,
           possession, power, and the absent presence of Islam: re-viewing Les
           Maîtres Fous’

    • Authors: David Vanden Bossche
      Abstract: In his 2006 article for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, ‘Spirit Possession, power, and the absent presence of Islam: re-viewing Les Maîtres Fous’ (Henley, 2006, pp 731-62), Paul Henley gives an in-depth analysis and re-examination of the seminal classic “Les Maîtres Fous” by the late French film director Jean Rouch. One of the most striking elements in the text is the rift Henley detects between what he calls ‘Rouch The Author’ and ‘Rouch The Film-Maker’. The article goes to great lengths in its analysis of possible new viewing angles for the anthropological material at hand, being the hauka – cult in Accra, West-Africa – as observed in the film. Henley has a clear view on all possible alternative interpretations and re-viewings of the film from an anthropological point of view, but seems to struggle when it comes to juxtaposing these with the reality of the film. He chooses to make a sharp division between the two sides of Jean Rouch (‘Author/Anthropologist’ and ‘Film-Maker’) without ever delving into the historiography of anthropological films at the time, nor the influence Rouch was under from directors such as Luc De Heusch and Alain Resnais. He also neglects to place Rouch’s work within the broader context of filmhistoric developments of the 1950’s. Henley’s paper does not attempt to address these questions and there is the clear choice of interpreting the work only from an anthropological point of view. This paper will address these gaps, offering a few possible explanations which address Rouch’s work as a director, a side that should complete the anthropological data in Henley’s paper. This text will provide a basic layout for understanding the cinematographic choices Rouch made, placing them in a larger framework and making a case for the interpretation of the film on its own terms and not only as an (seemingly) objective account of an anthropological study. Key words: Jean Rouch, Paul Henley, Luc de Heusch, anthropological film, self-reflexivity 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8068
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Colonial taxation in Africa. A fiscal history of the Congo through the
           lens of customs (1886-1914)

    • Authors: Bas De Roo
      Abstract: Every colonial state in Africa faced the fiscal challenge of ruling vast, inaccessible and thinly populated territories that produced relatively little taxable wealth, without metropolitan grants-in-aid and with limited access to international bond markets. How colonial states dealt with this challenge determined how much resources could be invested in the administration of African colonies and how the colonizer interacted with the colonized. As such, taxation fundamentally shaped colonial rule. Thus far, most scholars have either studied the practice of “native” taxation or the general spending and revenue-raising patterns of colonial administrations. This thesis shines a new light on the fiscal history of colonial Africa – as well as the colonial history of the Congo – by focusing on customs, the second fiscal pillar on which African colonial states were founded. Key words : colonial history, fiscal history, Congo Free State, Belgian Congo 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8070
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Modulation of energy homeostasis in maize and Arabidopsis to develop lines
           tolerant to drought, genotoxic and oxidative stresses

    • Authors: Elizabeth Njuguna, Griet Coussens, Stijn Aesaert, Piet Neyt, Sylvester Anami, Mieke Van Lijsebettens
      Abstract: Abiotic stresses cause crop losses worldwide that reduce the average yield by more than 50%. Due to the high energy consumed to enhance the respiration rates, the excessive reactive oxygen species release provokes cell death and, ultimately, whole plant decay. A metabolic engineering approach in maize (Zea mays) altered the expression of two poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation metabolic pathway proteins, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and ADP-ribose-specifIc Nudix hydrolase (NUDX) genes that play a role in the maintenance of the energy homeostasis during stresses. By means of RNAi hairpin silencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing strategies, the PARP expression in maize was downregulated or knocked down. The Arabidopsis NUDX7 gene and its two maize homologs, ZmNUDX2 and ZmNUDX8, were overexpressed in maize and Arabidopsis. Novel phenotypes were observed, such as significant tolerance to oxidative stress and improved yield in Arabidopsis and a trend of tolerance to mild drought stress in maize and in Arabidopsis. Key words: poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase, Nudix hydrolase, CRISPR/Cas9, maize, oxidative stress, drought stress 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8080
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Histoire du politique au Congo-Kinshasa: Les concepts à
           l'épreuve (1) Mobutu (2)

    • Authors: Colin Hendrickx
      Abstract: This review article analyses two publications which deal with the history of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo/Zaire, emphasising the reign of President Mobutu Sese Seko. In comparing the two publications, originating from two decidedly different traditions, the pre- sent article concludes that, twenty years after the fall of the Mobutu regime, there is not (yet) a historiographic consensus on the character of the Mobutu regime. Jean-Pierre Langellier, com- ing from the world of journalism, emphasised in his biography of Mobutu the importance of the President’s friendship ties with the West, and the influence of the Cold War. Conversely, scholar Gauthier de Villers relativised the deterministic character of the Cold War on the regime, as well as the unconditional amical ties of Mobutu with his Western allies. Key words: Congo, DRC, Mobutu, Zaire 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8088
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Kongo, een voorgeschiedenis

    • Authors: Patrick Van Damme
      Abstract: Lucas Catherine provides us with a brief history of pre-colonial Congo through a collection of tales and anecdotes from eight protagonists, all Belgians with the exception of Joseph Conrad, the writer, and Stanley, the journalist who once presumed he’d found Livingstone in the middle of the Congolese nowhere. The book’s bottom line is that even before colonialism extended its reach, the soon-to be colonised countries had histories, narratives that are seldom related. Through the observations and writings of early, pre-colonialist visitors, we become aware of the justi cations behind the expansion of in uence, how Congo was won, rst for King Leopold II, and then the Belgian state. We also get a whiff of the local avours, descriptions of culture and nature, and have to conclude together with the author that the capitalistic and paternalistic system (the latter com- ing with the missionaries and of cial administration) quickly led to the development of a system of racial exploitation. Catherine is quite adamant in his statements, but draws from a wealth of written sources to prove his point. An interesting read! 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8089
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • Voudou van New Orleans naar Cotonou op het ritme van de goden

    • Authors: Patrick Van Damme
      Abstract: This very, very interesting book was written by a Dutch modern music journalist who set up a crowdfunding campaign to be able to go and visit the roots of the voodoo music (and culture). His journey takes him and us to the USA (Mississippi and New Orleans’ mardi gras), the santeria in Cuba, Haiti, Surinam and nally, Togo and Benin. He participates in ceremonies, goes to con- certs and ‘events’, has many discussions, and brings a very well-documented impression of what voodoo is, and is not. The book leads us to numerous artists who have taken inspiration from the traditional drums and beats, and should thus be read with one’s vinyl or CD collection at hand, or else with youtube as universal reference for all things voodoo ! The work is very well-written in owing Dutch, draws on written references and offers a list of key words that will help the reader to understand the ner details of voodoo culture. Hopefully this book will be translated into Eng- lish so as to let a wider audience bene t from its many insights. 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8090
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
  • La mission civilisatrice au Congo. Réduire des espaces de vie en
           prison et en enfer

    • Authors: William Blondeel
      Abstract: The first book by Evariste (Kentey) Pini-Pini (°1955, Congo DRC) deals with the nature and the effects of the European domination in the Kongo Kingdom dating back to the end of the 15th century (“Kongo-Dyna-Nza”), the second wave of colonisation in the 19th and 20th centuries in the larger Congo territory (“Congo-prison”) and the post(neo)colonial period until the present day (“Congo-enfer”). The author gives special attention to the resistance of the Congolese people to this domination and he makes a strong plea for a “renouveau” of the “Nsi Kongo, espace de vie et de liberté”. Pini-Pini touches on a huge number of topics and evokes just as many questions about the past, present and future of the DRC Congo; about the clash and the possibility of reconciliation between the fundamental characteristics of 'the West' and 'Africa'; about the specfic role of religious actors within that relation; about the position of African immigrants in our Western/ Belgian society. The book, along with the work of a large part of the Congolese intelligentsia, does apparently not get the attention it should in Dutch-speaking Belgium. And while objections can be raised to the book, it deserves to be read and reviewed in order to stimulate the dialogue with authors such as Pini-Pini. Thus it may pave the way to the much broader dialogue, strongly asked for and desired, between ‘the West' and 'Black Africa' or, in a larger sense still, the 'Monde Noir'. Key words: Congo DRC, Kongo, colonialism, resistance, tradition, dialogue 
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.21825/af.v30i2.8100
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2018)
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