Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


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Dear readers,
Welcome to CODESRIA Newsletter Issue Number 25. CODESRIA has a new Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga. The handover between the outgoing Executive Secretary, Dr. Ebrima Sall and the new one went smoothly. CODESRIA’s president, Prof. Dzodzi Chikata was in Dakar for this purpose. A profile of the new Executive Secretary is provided in this Newsletter.
Our community has lost three of its valuable members: Prof Aminata Diaw Cissé from Senegal, Prof Abubakar Momoh and Prof Abdul Raufu Mustapha from Nigeria. In this issue you will find tributes in honour of these great scholars.
The Newsletter also features an interview granted by the outgoing Executive Secretary, Dr. Ebrima Sall, to the Senegalese daily newspaper, le soleil. It is an interesting piece you don’t want to miss.
There is an engaging article in the Newsletter titled: “Social networking, identity and sexual behaviour of undergraduate students in Nigerian universities” By Dr Williams Nwagwu
You will also find in this issue, CODESRIA’s upcoming events and activities such as the 2017 Social Policy in Africa Conference.
Enjoy your reading.

August 16 2017