Editor : Bahru Zewde
French Editor: Hassan Remaoun
Managing Editor :Heran Sereke-Brhan
Editorial Assistant: Nadéra Benhalima
Text layout: Konjit Belete
Cartoon design:Elias Areda
International Advisory Board
Ama Ata Aidoo, Writer, Ghana
Tade Aina, Ford Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
Elikia M’Bokolo, École de Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Rahma Bourkia, Université Hassan II, Morocco
Paulin Hountondji, Université Nationale du Bénin, Benin
Thandika Mkandawire, London School of Economics, London, UK
Adebayo Olukoshi, United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, (IDEP), Dakar, Senegal
Issa G. Shivji, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Notes for Contributors
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