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Call for Papers: Intelligence in a Colonial Context

I am the co-editor of a future book on intelligence in a colonial context. If you are interested in contributing, read our call for papers below and send me an abstract to vincent.hiribarren@kcl.ac.uk.    Call for papers: Intelligence in a … Continue reading

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Nigeria, a Russian website and Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

I think it was on a Russian website a few years ago. I am not so sure. I knew I wanted to study Nigeria and I didn’t know where to start. I googled “Nigeria” and found a series of texts … Continue reading

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Alfred Hutchinson and the All-African People’s Conference in Ghana, 1958

Just a quick note on a project I’m working on at the minute. With the help of Vincent Hiribarren, I am hoping to develop and interactive map that will document the journey of the ANC activist Alfred ‘Tough’ Hutchinson out of South Africa … Continue reading

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Accessing the history of South Sudan

Jason Bruner of Princeton Theological Seminary has flagged up an an excellent article on Reuters for those interested in the whereabouts and condition of the records of Southern Sudanese history. http://af.reuters.com/article/southSudanNews/idAFL5E8GN28420120524?sp=true You can also find more on Jason’s own research on … Continue reading

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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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The Rise of the European Right; Economic Downturn and African Migrants

As the economies of Europe’s leading countries continue to waver in the economic storm the focus of the western media and politicians has inevitably rested on the in’s and out’s of the financial situation; on stocks and shares, on diplomatic … Continue reading

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News: Elections: DRC; Egpyt

DRC: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/29/democratic-republic-congo-call-election-annulled http://allafrica.com/stories/201111290092.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/can-congos-new-leopard-change-his-spots-6269294.html http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40541&Cr=democratic&Cr1=congo Egypt: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/11/29/uk-egypt-election-idUKTRE7AP0A220111129 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/world/middleeast/voting-in-historic-egyptian-elections-enters-second-day.html?_r=1&ref=world http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/nov/29/egypt-elections-live-updates

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