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Brian Chama is an associate lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Roehampton University. He is the author of Economic Development at the Cost of Human Rights: China Nonferrous Metal Industry in Zambia (American University Washington College of Law, 2010). Brian Chama may be contacted by e-mail at

Bright Drah has worked on health programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including one of the publicly accessible comprehensive antiretroviral programs on the continent. He has consulted for international organizations, including UNAIDS, Catholic Relief Services, and the UNDP. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His research interests include clinic and community-based HIV programming and monitoring, women’s community-based initiatives, orphans and vulnerable children, and health workforce policy. Bright Drah may be contacted by e-mail at

Yasin Abdalla Eltayeb Elhadary has been an assistant professor at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, since 2007. He is currently working at the School of Humanities, Geography Section, at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, as a postdoctoral research fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in pastoral adaptation, obtained from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and a master’s degree in geographical information systems from ITC-Netherlands. His research focuses on land tenure in Africa and the political economy of urbanization and urban poverty. Some of his articles have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Geography and Geology, the Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, the Canadian Journal of Sustainable Development, and the Journal of Pan African Studies. He is the author of Challenges Facing Pastoral Communities in the Eastern Sudan (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). Yasin Abdalla Eltayeb ElHadary may be contacted by e-mail at

Benjamin Maiangwa is an M.A. student in conflict transformation and peace studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is also a philosophy lecturer at St Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara, South Africa. His research and writing have focused on ethnoreligious violence in Africa, as well as on international terrorism. Benjamin Maiangwa may be contacted by e-mail at

David Peterson Del Mar is an associate professor of history and extended studies at Portland State University. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon in 1993 and is the author of six books, [End Page 109] including What Trouble I Have Seen: A History of Violence against Wives (Harvard University Press, 1996) and, most recently, The American Family: From Obligation to Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Environmentalism (Pearson, 2011). His articles have appeared in such journals as: African Identities; Ethnohistory; Environmental History, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History. He is currently working on a book entitled Africa Existential: American Quests on the “Dark Continent.” He is the cofounder of “Yo Ghana!”—an organization linking schools in Ghana and the United States. David Peterson del Mar may be contacted by e-mail at

Franklin Obeng-Odoom is the Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the School of Built Environment at the University of Technology, Sydney. His Ph.D. in political economy, obtained from the University of Sydney, was supervised by Frank Stilwell, Australia’s leading radical economist and first full professor of political economy. His research interest is in agrarian political economy and the political economy of development. Some of his research papers have appeared in the Review of African Political Economy, the African Geographical Review, and the Review of Black Political Economy. He is the associate editor of African Review of Economics and Finance. Franklin Obeng-Odoom may be contacted by e-mail at

Hakeem Onapajo is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research interests include elections and democratization in Africa, religion and politics, and emerging religious terrorism in Nigeria. Hakeem Onapajo may be contacted by e-mail at

Ufo Okeke Uzodike received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is Dean and Head of the School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research interests focus on development, particularly its intersection...


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