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Colonial Rule, Italian

Mia Fuller

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Italian Colonial Rule Introduction Italian colonialism took its first step in 1869, with the acquisition of a strip of land at Aseb (Assab) on...

Colonial Rule, Portuguese

Norrie MacQueen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Portuguese Colonial RuleIntroductionTo a much greater extent than those of other European colonial powers, Portugal’s African empire was woven deeply ...

Communism, Marxist-Leninism, and Socialism in Africa

Edmond J. Keller

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Communism, Marxist-Leninism, and Socialism in AfricaIntroductionCommunist ideas have been prevalent in Africa since at least the early 20th century. H...

Comoro Islands

Iain Walker

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Comoro Islands Introduction The four islands of the Comoro archipelago lie across the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between the Afric...

Conflict Management and Resolution

Brandon D. Lundy, Edwin Njonguo

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Conflict Management and ResolutionIntroductionConflict management and resolution are processes for dealing with discord or facilitating peaceful and s...

Congo River Basin States

John Yoder, J. Jeffrey Hoover

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Congo River Basin StatesIntroductionThroughout the forests and savannas of the great Congo Basin, families and Houses have organized for hunting, gath...

Congo Wars

Harry Verhoeven

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Congo WarsIntroductionFollowing the global upsurge in conflict in the late 1980s and early 1990s, no confrontation turned out to be more devastating t...

Congo, Republic of (Congo Brazzaville)

Brett Logan Carter, John F. Clark

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Congo, Republic of the (Congo-Brazzaville) Introduction The Republic of the Congo (hereafter Congo), long overshadowed by its eastern neighbor...

Conservation and Wildlife

Heidi G. Frontani

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Conservation and Wildlife Introduction Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, inc...

Crime and the Law in Colonial Africa

Richard Waller

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Crime and the Law in Colonial AfricaIntroductionThe field of crime and the law in Africa is now vast. This article limits its scope to sub-Saharan Afr...

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

Thomas Turner, Robert E. Smith

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Introduction The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lies astride the equator, with a small coastl...

Development of Early Farming and Pastoralism

Andrew B. Smith

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Development of Early Farming and Pastoralism Introduction Before the advent of food production, individual hunting populations in Africa were ...

Diaspora, Kongo Atlantic

John M. Janzen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Kongo Atlantic Diaspora Introduction The full African diaspora must include references to actors, localities, or cultural features in the Medi...

Disease and African Society

Shane Doyle

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Disease and African SocietyIntroductionDisease in Africa has been the subject of a large number of rich studies. This article’s focus on disease causa...


Kenneth Menkhaus, Claire Metelits

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Djibouti Introduction Djibouti is one of the most understudied countries in Africa. Known for its small size (it is roughly equivalent to the ...


Robert Launay

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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Early States And State Formation In Africa

Graham Connah

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Early States and State Formation in Africa Introduction Archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, and other schol...

Early States of the Western Sudan

Susan Keech McIntosh, David C. Conrad

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Early States of the Western SudanIntroductionFrom the late 8th century to 1500 ce, a series of major polities emerged in the Sudanic zone between the ...

Economic Anthropology

Peter Lockwood, Constance Smith

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Economic AnthropologyIntroductionAnthropology has a long and complicated history in Africa, and its study of economic life is no exception. In the ear...

Economic History

Ewout Frankema

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Economic HistoryIntroductionThe study of Africa’s economic past has experienced phases of growth and decline. In the 1960s to 1980s scholarly interest...

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