Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kenya: Tourists Find Dog at Peak of Mt Kilimanjaro

Tourists climbing Africa’s highest peak at 5,800 metres spotted a lone dog seemingly living in the vicinity. The tip of the mountain where the dog was seen is usually snow capped with stony plains and has a  usual temperature of between … Continue reading

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The Libyan war: a geopolitical perspective

It is very difficult to understand the real contours of current events in Libya. In spite of rebels’ bold claims, too often supported by the uncritical attitude of Western media, Colonel Gaddafi seems still able to control certain parts of … Continue reading

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Africa News Roundup

News Roundup Libya: live blog Cape Verde: Ban commends ‘peaceful and credible’ presidential poll Abuja attack: Car bomb hits Nigeria UN building Nigeria: UN House Bombing – Boko Haram Claims Responsibility Uganda: Nation, Rwanda Rebuild Bridges As Museveni Visits Niger, … Continue reading

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Mapping Black International Travel: The U.S. and South Africa, 1945 –1960.

Nicholas Grant, University of Leeds   Recently, Vincent Hiribarren (expert programmer; all-round good guy) and myself have been working on an interactive mapping project based around my PhD research into the development of black international connections between the United States and … Continue reading

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Africa and Empire Workshop- Peking University, Part 3

Part 3 of our Peking seminar series offers a brief analysis of papers’ by perspectivesonafrica editor Aidan Stonehouse (University of Leeds), Wang Qian (Peking University), Ye Kang (Peking University), and Yuan Lihong (Peking University) Aidan Stonehouse (University of Leeds) “They … Continue reading

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Africa and Empire Workshop- Peking University, Part 2

Part 2 of our Beijing Conference papers includes offerings by perspectivesonafrica editor Vincent Hirribarren (University of Leeds), Henry Irving (University of Leeds), and Liang Yuetian (Peking University).   Vincent Hiribarren, University of Leeds  ‘The British conquest of Nigeria: The Long … Continue reading

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Africa and Empire Workshop- Peking University, Beijing, Part 1

perspectivesonafrica returns from a short hiatus having attended an international collaborative workshop at Peking University on the subjects of Africa, Britain and empire. In this three part post of we outline the papers given over the two day colloqium with video links, … Continue reading

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