Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Americans Are Coming! African Americans, Africa and Black International Protest

Recently some exciting new scholarship on the connections between the United States and South Africa has emerged, including Robert Trent Vinson’s excellent book ‘The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa‘. For those of you … Continue reading

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Secrets of the British Government: The Destruction of Colonial Files

A review of the body of Foreign Office papers soon to be deposited in the National Archive, Kew (England) from the British Government’s secure compound at Hanslope Park, Buckinghamshire has revealed what many already suspected; that the majority of sensitive documents relating … Continue reading

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French Elections: the Candidates’ Position on Immigration

The next French presidential election will take place on Sunday 22 April (1st round) and Sunday 6th May (2nd round). I cannot remember any French elections without any debates on immigration and the place of African migrants within the French … Continue reading

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Reporting the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference, Kampala

Inter-Parliamentary Union On Africa By Kisaka Robinson  This year Uganda hosted the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference on the theme of “The Parliament and People”. Over 2000 delegates from 160 countries were present although the remaining 33 of the UN’s 193 … Continue reading

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Perspectivesonafrica at the Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

On 27-29 March 2012, two co-authors of this blog, Aidan Stonehouse and Vincent Hiribarren gave a paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. Aidan Stonehouse: ‘All this is Buganda Kingdom’: Secession, Conflict … Continue reading

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