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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CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 25: August 2017

August 16 2017

Social networking, identity and sexual behaviour of undergraduate students in Nigerian universities

Williams Ezinwa Nwagwu Africa Regional Center for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and Department of Information Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa Purpose – The purpose of this study was to examine how the identity of undergraduates who use social networking sites in selected Nigerian universities in...

August 16 2017

2017 Governance Institute

From 4 to 15 September 2017, CODESRIA will hold its Annual Governance Institute This year’s theme is "Economic Governance and Economic Transformation of Africa". For this edition, the institute will be led by Prof. Horace Campbell and will have professors Abdou Salam Fall and Vusi Gumede as resource...

August 16 2017

Ebrima Sall, secrétaire exécutif sortant du Codesria : « Le Codesria a su s’ajuster, s’adapter et anticiper »

Le Dr Ebrima Sall vient de terminer son deuxième et dernier mandat à la tête du Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Codesria), plébiscité premier think tank africain en 2016. Chercheur discret, mais réputé dans les milieux universitaires, le Dr Sall est un ancien de l’institution, car il y a passé une bonne partie de sa...

August 16 2017

CODESRIA has a new Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga

Dr Murunga is a historian and political analyst of Kenyan origin. Prior to joining CODESRIA as the Executive Secretary, he was lecturing at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Nairobi. He was the immediate past director of the Africa Leadership Centre in Nairobi, and was a member of the Executive Committee of CODESRIA for two...

August 16 2017


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...

August 16 2017

Money, Debt and New Technologies in Africa Workshop

On July 2nd 2017, The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the IMTFI in collaboration with the Centre for African Studies Basel co-organized a workshop on the theme : “Money, Debt and New Technologies in Africa ”. Held in Basel, the meeting was opened by Godwin Murunga, CODESRIA’ Executive Secretary, and closed by...

August 16 2017

Statement on the passing on of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, 1954-2017

August 8th 2017 It is with such extreme shock and sadness that we at CODESRIA have learned of the passing away of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha. Dr. Mustapha was a Professor of African Politics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. According to family sources, Dr. Mustapha, 63, died today Tuesday, 8th August 2017 in London after months of a...

August 9 2017


Dakar 20 JUNE 2017 _ The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) organized a workshop to disseminate its policy briefs on security governance in Africa on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at the Hotel Onomo, Dakar. Chaired by the new Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, Dr. Godwin Murunga, debates revolved around the following two...

June 20 2017

Passing on of Professor Abubakar Momoh

We got news of the death of our colleague, friend and long time CODESRIA member and militant Professor Abubakar Momoh of Lagos State University in Nigeria. Momoh died today, Monday 29 May 2017 at 9am local time. He was the Director of the Electoral Institute of Nigeria in Abuja. May his soul rest in peace....

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