Achille Mbembe is a Cameroonian historian and political scientist. As a student, he travelled around Africa, and discovered in Tanzania the thinking of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere at a time when Dar Es Salam was the center of intellectual debate and one of the main hubs for the struggle for Africa’s liberation.
Thandika Mkandawire, a Swedish national of Malawian origin, was an economist with keen interest in the promotion of comparative research on development issues. He held a DLit in Economics from Rhodes University, South Africa. His fields of speciality were development economics and political economy. He published extensively in a number
Abdalla S. Bujra, is a Kenyan national from Lamu and was born in 1938, went to Lamu primary school, Mombasa Secondary school then larer on joined The University of London where he did a BA in African Studies and later obtained his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Sociology at the School
Samir Amin was a franco-egyptian economist with a PhD in Economic Sciences (1957) from the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), France. He returned to Egypt in the same year, and his first official position was to represent the state in executive boards of public sector companies. He