Faculty 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 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 »