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

N 21

May 20 2016

Editorial

Welcome to CODESRIA Newsletter Issue Number 21. The Colloquium on Thinking African, organized in recognition of the contribution of Thandika Mkandawire to the development of CODESRIA and to the advancement of knowledge production in Africa and around the world and the International Conference on Academic Freedom were two successful events. They took...

May 20 2016

Prof Samir Amin 43 Après, Nous sommes Fiers du CODESRIA

http://www.igfm.sn/questions-directes-recoit-samir-amin-prof-economie-directeur-du-forum-africain-26-mars-2016/

May 20 2016

Africa must learn higher education lessons from India By Wachira Kigotho

Wachira Kigotho08 April 2016 Issue No:408 Africa’s tertiary education and research sector is not ready for global competitiveness and innovation as only 4% of new innovations on the continent are based on research and development, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa or ECA, the African Union and the African Development Bank....

May 20 2016

La violence anticoloniale était libératrice. La violence terroriste veut détruire la démocratie By Achille Mbembe

La sécurité et les libertés sont-elles compatibles ? Face aux attentats, la guerre est-elle la solution ? Le modèle occidental est-il adapté à l’Afrique ? Alors que son prochain ouvrage paraît le 31 mars, l’intellectuel camerounais s’est plié à nos questions et nous livre ses réponses. Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroun, Tchad, Niger, Tunisie, France,...

May 20 2016

South Africa: Higher education not reducing inequality - Mpho Raborife

Johannesburg – The higher education sector was not helping reduce inequality and poverty because it was not feeding enough competitive graduates into the economy, University of the Witwatersrand Vice Chancellor Adam Habib said on Tuesday. "Your higher education is meant to assist you in inequality, it doesn’t produce enough graduates, which means they...

May 20 2016

Bénin – Elections : Et le Benin donna la grande leçon By Mamadou Dramé

Pendant plusieurs années, le Sénégal a été vu comme la vitrine de la démocratie en Afrique, talonné ou au même pied que le cap Vert et le Bénin, mais les élections dernières viennent de confirmer que ce petit pays (par la superficie) était véritablement le laboratoire d’où ressortent les grandes leçons de démocratie. En effet, depuis les années 90 et la vague des...

May 20 2016

International Conference on Academic Freedom

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) organized an international conference themed: “Academic Freedom in Africa: 25 years after the Kampala Declaration. Challenges, Issues and Prospects.” This conference was organized within the framework of CODESRIA’s Academic Freedom Programme. The conference took place in...

May 20 2016

Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing

The Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing titled Open Access and the Future of Africa’s Knowledge Economy was a successful event. Please see below related links: http://codesria.org/spip.php?rubrique257 English: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/dakar/about-this-office/single-view/news/opening_science_in_africa_to_better_open_africa_to_science_t

May 20 2016

Inter-communal Relations during the EVD Outbreak

On April 27, 2016 CODESRIA organized a talk by one of its program officers, Ato Kwamena Onoma on the theme ‘the making of an epidemiological dangerous population: The “Peuhl-Fouta” in EVD-weary Senegal.’ Moderated by Prof. Sylvain Landry Faye of Cheikh Anta Diop University, the talk focused on inter-communal relations in Senegal and the dynamics of epidemic...

May 20 2016