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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May 4 2015

Achille Mbembe writes about Xenophobic South Africa

“Afrophobia”? “Xenophobia”? “Black on black racism”? A “darker” as you can get hacking a “foreigner” under the pretext of his being too dark — self hate par excellence? Of course all of that at once! Yesterday I asked a taxi driver: “why do they need to kill these “foreigners” in this manner?”. His response: “because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we...

May 4 2015

Editorial

This April 2015 issue of the CODESRIA Newsletter is being released as the Council counts down the days to its 14th General Assembly, which will be held in Dakar, Senegal on June 8-12, 2015. The theme of the General Assembly, which will be held at the King Fahd Palace, is Creating African Futures in an era of Global Transformations: Challenges and...

May 4 2015

Xenophobia at odds with SA ’rhetoric of inclusivity and human rights’. By Francis B Nyamnjoh

Francis B Nyamnjoh is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Cape Town. Everyone in South Africa – citizens and foreigners alike – should be worried by the recent spate of attacks on black foreigners that started in KwaZulu-Natal and have subsequently spread to other parts of the country, says social anthropologist Professor Francis B...

May 4 2015

في جنوب افريقيا ايضا
...العنف ..ورفض الآخر

حلمى شعراوى عندما يتصاعد العنف بنفس القسوة ( وإن ليس بنفس عدد القتلى ! ) فى أكثر من منطقة فى أفريقيا – وغيرها – ويتم ذلك بينما نقول أنها بيئات مختلفة فى جنوب أفريقيا عنها فى الصومال أو نيجيريا ، عنها فى ليبيا أو مصر .فما الذى يعنيه ذلك بالنسبة لمنهجية التفسير ، أو خلال البحث عن الأسباب المتقاربة وراء هذا التطرف فى مظاهر العنف ، ورفض الآخر أو ما يسمى كراهية أو رهاب الآخر ؛ الأجنبى ...Xenophobia...

May 4 2015

The Africa I Envision – #TheAfricaWeWant/Need

by Nebila Abdulmelik I envision an Africa Where our little ones grow up Believing the world is their oyster Knowing that whatever dreams they may have, ‘Their dreams are valid’ And not only are pockets packed with dreams But dreams also pack pockets An Africa Where our elders are well taken care of Because we’re not only thinking about the ‘youth...

May 4 2015

Outreach Mission to Addis Ababa

On March 26-27, 2015 CODESRIA sent an outreach mission to Addis Ababa to consult with high level officials at the African Union Commission on the issues of international justice, reconciliation and peace in Africa. Members of the mission met the Legal Counsel, the Directors of Peace and Security and Political Affairs and the Acting Chief of Staff of the...

May 4 2015

Open forum in Nairobi

On April 24, 2015 CODESRIA and the African Leadership Center organized an open forum on the theme ‘Victims at the Center: Victim-sensitive approaches to redressing gross human rights abuses in Africa’ on the premises of the ALC in Nairobi. As debates over international criminal justice have raged it has not always been easy to keep the focus of attention...

May 4 2015

500 chercheurs pensent l’Afrique

Environ 500 intellectuels et décideurs sont attendus du 8 au 12 juin 2015 à Dakar au Sénégal à la faveur de la 14ème Assemblée générale du Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Codesria). Le thème retenu est : « Créer l’Afrique de demain dans un contexte de transformations mondialisées : enjeux et perspectives ». Cette...

May 4 2015

Comparative Research Networks methodology workshop

On May 6-8, 2015 CODESRIA will organize a methodology workshop to launch its 2015 Comparative Research Networks. 6 groups out of 67 applications were selected for the 2015 Comparative Research Networks Competition. The workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal.

May 4 2015

Curriculum development and innovative teaching in the Social Sciences Program

On May 18, 2015 the Curriculum development and innovative teaching in the Social Sciences Program will hold a planning workshop that will bring together resource persons and partners to discuss the program, reflect on and plan implementation and facilitate networking among the multiple parties involved in it. The workshop will be held in Dakar and will...

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