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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July 6 2015

“Africa’s imperative to determine its own future” Carlos Lopes

Cheick Anta Diop Lecture by Carlos Lopes Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Your Excellency, President Macky Sall, My sister Fatima Harrack, CODESRIA President, My brother Ebrima Sall, CODESRIA Executive Secretary, Colleagues from the CODESRIA fraternity, Ladies and Gentlemen, A...

July 6 2015

‘Nollywood’ attracts educated audiences, comes of age

Nollywood, Nigeria’s vibrant film industry, has come of age by attracting tertiary educated audiences and can be used effectively as an integration tool in West Africa and beyond, says Dr Oluyemi Oyenike Fayomi, a senior lecturer at Covenant University in Nigeria. Addressing more than 500 delegates at the 14th General Assembly of the Council for the...

July 6 2015

African Union and small African states need the ICC

By GEORGE KEGORO African presidents attending last week’s African Union Summit in South Africa avoided the temptation to lampoon the International Criminal Court, the first time they have not done so in a recent gathering of presidents. However, the summit still landed a major body-blow against the court, when Sudanese President Omar el Bashir was...

July 6 2015

Editorial

Dear Colleagues, The 15th Edition of CODESRIA’s Newsletter comes your way with news that will surely interest you. The CODESRIA 14th General Assembly has come and gone, but CODESRIA remains immeasurably thankful to all its members, members of the social science research community in Africa generally and the rest of the world, as well as funders,...

July 6 2015

Afrique: La Ghanéenne Dzodzi Tsikata nouvelle présidente du CODESRIA

Par Bacary Dabo La Ghanéenne Dzodzi Tsikata est élue présidente du Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA). C’est à la suite d’une élection qui s’est tenue le vendredi 12 juin 2015, dernier jour de la 14ème Assemblée Générale du CODESRIA. Elle a pris le dessus sur le Camerounais M. Nkolo Foe qui s’est consolé avec le...

July 6 2015

Research quality on rise in African social sciences

This month, at Africa’s biggest gathering of social scientists, the quality of papers and depth of reflection made it clear that universities are turning a corner. “It indicated significant recovery taking place in higher education systems,” said Dr Ebrima Sall, executive secretary of CODESRIA – the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in...

July 6 2015