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

Lettre d’information du CODESRIA

août 16 2017

Gender & Citizenship in the Global Age

One of the major issues this book examines is what the African experience and identity have contributed to the debate on citizenship in the era of globalisation. This volume presents case studies of different African contexts, illustrating the gendered aspects of citizenship as experienced by African men and women. Citizenship carries manifold gendered...

janvier 31 2014

Le Codesria publie un livre sur le révolutionnaire Amilcar Cabral

Le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Codesria) annonce avoir publié un nouvel ouvrage consacré à Amilcar Cabral, en collaboration avec Daraja Press, une association à but non lucratif regroupant différentes personnalités dont des chercheurs africains. « Claim no easy victories : the Legacy of Amílcar Cabral » (en...

janvier 31 2014


Report breaks misconception - Vedanta is a British company making huge profits from KCM. Key shareholders behind Zambia’s copper mines revealed. Vedanta are being opposed all over the world for undervaluing resources and violating laws. Foil Vedanta have today released a report on the operations of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia. The report...

janvier 31 2014

The Veil : Flag of the Muslim Far Right

Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist and founder of the organizations Women Living Under Muslim Laws and Secularism is a Women’s Issue. In this interview, conducted by Iranian exiled feminist leader Maryam Namazie, she presents a provocative view of the controversy over the face-veil ban in France—an issue which has paradoxically seen Western...

janvier 31 2014

Mandela’s legacy : a man of many parts

Nelson Mandela— whose followers and admirers referred to him often by his clan name, Mandiba—passed away on 5 December 2013, at age 95. He was undoubtedly one of the most inspirational figures in the period since World War 2 : a humane visionary with exemplary courage, gentle but firm in his dealings and demeanour, proud in the face of racist...

janvier 31 2014

Way forward for Tanzania Gas and Petroleum sector

When society uses commodities as gas and petroleum as means of creating courty’s wealth, it is imppossiple in the current symtem. In fact the discovery of natural resorces plunders Tanzanias and other Africans into a poverty trench this will be one of the main point of the coming report on gas and petroleum sector. Gas and oil both of them are...

janvier 31 2014

Edward Snowden : A healing voice

Like many people, I was surprised to hear of Edward Snowden’s decision to leave his job and move toward Hong Kong in search of a place where he could reconcile his conscience with his understanding of humanity and the US Constitution. Ever since, I have been trying to understand how he had come to a decision that, one may be certain, others contemplated,...

janvier 31 2014

Enterrant Mandela pour mieux liquider l’humanité

Ce qui suit fut inspiré, en partie, par un article « Terrorisme publicitaire » paru dans Le Monde. (26 octobre 2013), écrit par Hans Magnus Enzensberger –traduit de l’allemand par Frédéric Joly. Selon ma lecture, l’auteur illustre comment l’humanité s’est retrouvée prisonnière d’un mode de vie carcéral dicté par un petit groupe dont les racines, contrairement à...

janvier 31 2014

Amilcar Cabral and the Pan-African Project

I would like to thank President Pedro Pires and the Amilcar Cabral Foundation for inviting me to this Forum. This is the third time I come to Praia for another scholarly forum on the exemplary life and work of Amilcar Cabral, following the international symposia of 1983 and 2004. Building on my contribution to the second symposium, which is in line...

janvier 31 2014

Leadership in Africa : From Autocracy to the Voice of the Voiceless

I would like to thank Ahmed Samatar for organizing this roundtable and inviting me to speak. I am not going to dwell on the first two questions – what is leadership and if and why it is important – in order to go directly to the lessons we have learned about leadership in Africa during the last 50 years. Since the ASA is made up of very smart people, I am...

janvier 31 2014
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