Publications Archives

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015   |   Posted in Faculty, Spotlight   |  

Emmanuel Akyeampong featured in The Guardian

Five Centuries Ago Africa Was Booming: it can rise again by Emmanuel Akyeampong and Hippolyte Fofack When Portuguese explorers first arrived on the east African coast at the turn of the 16th century, an anonymous recorder on the voyage of Pedro Alvares Cabral noted of Kilwa (off the coast of present-day Tanzania): “This island is small, near the mainland, and is a beautiful country.… Read more »
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015   |   Posted in Faculty, News   |  

“Why Nigeria Matters to the World,” by HKS Professor Calestous Juma

Professor Calestous Juma (Photo from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs) “The postponement of elections signifies Nigeria is at a delicate crossroads, with the next several weeks being a critical period in the nation’s democracy and its relations with Africa and the world.… Read more »
Friday, June 7th, 2013   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, News   |  

CAS Faculty Chair Elkins responds to Mau Mau compensation annoucement by British government

Britain has said sorry to the Mau Mau. The rest of the empire is still waiting British colonial violence was brutal, and systematic. If there is any justice, the Mau Mau’s stunning legal victory should be the first of many by Caroline Elkins Published: June 6, 2013 in The Guardian Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion are to receive compensation payments from the British government.… Read more »
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   Posted in Graduate, Publications, Student   |   Tags:

Why the U.S. Military Should Care About African Opposition Parties

by Catherine Lena Kelly & Jason Warner Published: March 27, 2013 in Africa in Transition blog, Council on Foreign Relations This is a guest post by Catherine Kelly, a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University; and Jason Warner, a Ph.D.… Read more »
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, Publications   |  

Africa Needs Development Armies

by Calestous Juma Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Published: September 13, 2007 in Business Daily, (Africa) The United Nations Security Council has extended the peace-keeping mandate of the African Union in Somalia.… Read more »
Thursday, March 21st, 2013   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, Publications   |   Tags: , , ,

The complexity of participation: learning from slum dweller mobilisation in Dar es Salaam

by Professor Michael Hooper Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Published: December 11,2012 in The Global Urbanist Putting the practice of resident participation in displacement planning under the microscope, Michael Hooper provides six practical lessons for implementing a participation programme that recognises the differences between residents and makes all their voices count, based on research in Dar es Salaam.… Read more »
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, Publications, Student, Undergraduate   |  

Johannesburg in Transit, in Harvard Crimson

A four-hour journey through one of Africa’s biggest and most complex cities by Meredith Baker Published: September 18, 2012 in The Harvard Crimson For many Harvard students, Johannesburg is a place to change planes en route to other destinations in southern Africa.… Read more »
Thursday, July 26th, 2012   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News, Publications   |  

Harvard PhD candidate looks at democracy in Senegal

Catherine Lena Kelly is a PhD Candidate with Harvard University’s Department of Government as well as a FLAS Fellow in Wolof for the past two years.  She has just completed a year of field research in Senegal, where she witnessed the presidential and legislative elections, in addition to studying party proliferation in West Africa.  … Read more »
Friday, July 20th, 2012   |   Posted in Publications, Student, Undergraduate   |  

Africa’s journey to space begins on the ground

By Meredith Baker Published: July 10, 2012 in BBC News Nigerian engineers worked on satellites, helped by foreign expertise As the US space programme loses momentum with the retirement of the space shuttle, those of Ghana and Nigeria are just taking off.… Read more »
Friday, July 20th, 2012   |   Posted in Graduate, Publications, Student   |  

Senegal: What Will Turnover Bring?

by Catherine Lena Kelly Published: July 2012 in Journal of Democracy Despite Senegal’s democratic reputation after the Senegalese Democratic Party unseated the Socialists in 2000, the regime actually remained competitive authoritarian under President Abdoulaye Wade (2000—12).… Read more »
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