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

CODESRIA Newsletter

August 16 2017

Online Survey on Academic Freedom in Africa

Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, and a Visiting Marie Curie Research Fellow at University of Lincoln has developed an online survey to measure academic freedom at the institutional and national levels in Africa. The survey can be completed in about 15 minutes. Responses are completely...

June 4 2015

Williams Nwagwu, New Head of CODICE

We are pleased to announce that CODICE has a new head. He is Williams Ezinwa Nwagwu (PhD), an accomplished statistician and information scientist, and, a prolific author, researcherand conference speaker. Prior to joining CODESRIA, Williams was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Science of the University of South Africa. He is...

June 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 held a Program Planning Workshop that brought together 30 resource persons and partners to reflect on and plan the implementation, and facilitate networking among the parties. The workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal. The project is a collaboration exercise...

June 4 2015

Comparative Research Networks Methodology Workshop

On May 6-8, 2015 CODESRIA organized a methodology workshop in Dakar, Senegal to launch its 2015 Comparative Research Networks. The workshop brought together 25 scholars from 11 African countries. Six groups were selected from 67 applications.

June 4 2015

Editorial

This is the 14th Issue of the CODESRIA Newsletter. It has been deliberately designed to celebrate the Council’s 14th General Assembly (GA) holding during June 8-12, 2015 at the King Fahd Palace in Dakar. About 400 participants from across Africa and beyond will grace the largest assembly of Social Sciences and Humanities scholars on the continent. The...

June 4 2015

CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 13: April 2015

May 6 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...

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