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

CODESRIA Newsletter

August 16 2017


Welcome to CODESRIA Newsletter Issue Number 20. CODESRIA is one of the three top institutions in knowledge production in Africa – so says the Global Go To Think Tank Index 2015 of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) in the recently published 2015 edition of its report ranking think tanks around the world. The study covered 6,846 organizations, and it...

March 11 2016

« La fuite des Cerveaux n’est pas prête de s’estomper » - 1) Aminata Diaw Cissé administrateur principal du programme formation au CODESRIA

Le CODESRIA (Conseil pour le Développement de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales en Afrique –ndlr) célèbre ses 43 ans d’existence en ce mois de février. Aminata Diaw administrateur principal du programme Formation de cette institution revisite avec nous le CODESRIA, les enjeux de la formation en Afrique, l’équation des moyens et les perspectives. Aminata Diaw...

March 11 2016

South Africa : University leaders seek help as protests turn violent

By Munyaradzi Makoni and Karen MacGregor Violent protests and racial clashes closed universities around South Africa last week. Vice-chancellors called for help in identifying perpetrators of campus violence, who showed “total disregard for the academic project, the rules of engagement and the laws and Constitution”. There have been arrests, injuries,...

March 11 2016

The Garissa University College Tragedy: An Accident in Building the Kenyan Nation - By Solomon Waliaula and Joseph Basil Okong’o

Résumé - Cet article s’inspire d’un événement récent au Kenya, l’attaque terroriste dans l’un des campus de l’université de Moi, le 2 avril 2015. Cette attaque se produit dans le contexte du terrorisme international avec la complicité et l’implication du groupe situé en Somalie, Al Shabab. Elle pose un certain nombre de questions comme la construction de...

March 11 2016

A video on Prof. Issa Shivji - Life and though

March 11 2016

CODESRIA ranked among the best think tanks

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) organized a panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of the 2015 Global Go-To Think Tanks Index. The event was organized in collaboration with the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, which publishes the index. It took place in the seminar room of...

March 11 2016


A) CODESRIA : Une institution de production de connaissances appelée à se réinventer en permanence B) Afrique: Le monde de la recherche appelé à anticiper...

March 11 2016

Book Review: Africa Development, Special Issue on Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

Guest Editor, Vusi Gumede. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Vol. XL, No. 3, 2015, 159 p. By PAPE CHÉRIF BERTRAND BASSÈNE, Ph.D Africa Development, the quarterly bilingual social science journal of CODESRIA whose major focus is on issues which are central to the development of society, and whose principal objective is to...

March 11 2016

CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 19: November 2015

November 28 2015

Professor Sam Moyo has moved on…

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa regrets to announce the extremely sad news of the passing on of its former President, Professor Sam Moyo. Sam was in New Delhi, India to participate in a conference on “Labour Questions in the Global South”. The vehicle in which he was travelling got involved in a crash in the evening of...

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