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



September 13 2021

Hamba Khale Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane

Academic, poet and storyteller prof Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane passed away in 16 February 2014. The Director of the Centre for African Literary Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Fort Hare was called a “visionary leader, [and] one of South Africa ‘s greatest intellectuals” by Nelson...

March 3 2014

The Rise and Significance of Lotus

Lotus was a quarterly magazine which for its time was a ground-breaking a literary cum artistic cum political expression. It started life as a journal called Afro-Asian Writings. From the outset the writer’s of the jounal placed themselves in relationship to the broader social and political mechanism of imperial powers. Firoze Manji spoke to Tariq...

March 3 2014

AwaaZ: Volume 10, Issue 3: Cover Story: Westgate Blowback

The latest issue of AwaaZ Magazine focuses attention on the attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre. AwaaZ: Volume 10, Issue 3: Cover Story: Westgate Blowback What we’re not talking about... but should be: By L Muthoni Wanyeki Westgate: Kenya`s Watergate : By Ramnik Shah Love Belatedly: by John Sibi Okumu Special Feature:...

March 3 2014


As is happening in other African countries, the dynamics of State building in Mozambique has been marked by the centrality of processes of economic growth and accumulation based on close ties between emerging national capital and multinational capital, particularly organised around the control, appropriation and exploitation of natural resources and of...

March 3 2014

Um homem em luta contra “a sombra de um pau torto”

Devastating news of the untimely death of Carlos Schwarz da Silva, otherwise fondly referred to as Pepito. The following obituary appeared at Carlos was a contributing author to Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. Edited by Firoze Manji & Bill Fletcher Jr...

March 3 2014

14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea...

March 3 2014

Manufacturing in Ghana and ECOWAS Sacrificed for Europe’s promised Aid

After over 10 years of objecting to obnoxious demands by the European Union in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) negotiations, ECOWAS, last week, suddenly reversed its position and made serious and incomprehensible concessions to the EU. The ECOWAS Commission has also adopted a speedy process starting with a hastily agreed meeting of chief...

March 3 2014

Peace, Justice and Ethnic Conflict

To those who are tempted to turn human rights into a crusade, and thus become fundamentalists of the neoliberal era. I would like to put forward three propositions: • Do not conflate criminal with political violence. Political violence may be criminal, but it is more. Political violence has a constituency • Political violence is seldom a stand alone...

March 3 2014

Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund

The Cambridge-Africa Programme enables principal investigators at the University of Cambridge to apply (jointly with a partner at a sub-Saharan African university or research institution) for grants from the Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund. The Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund was established with generous support from The Alborada Trust,...

March 3 2014

Globalising water projects

Nile Basin countries should realise that water issues in Africa are not only regional or national concerns, but also global concerns, writes Helmi Shaarawy I appreciate, in principle, the impact of disputes among the countries of the Nile Basin on the spirit of pan-Africanism and on progress in the development of regional cooperation in the Nile...

March 3 2014
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