Africa -- Study and teaching -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Africa -- Intellectual life.
Education and globalization -- Africa.
This article explores the manner in which ethical concerns have been addressed within Africa's progressive intellectual tradition through the eras of anticolonial, pan-African, and nationalist struggles for freedom, and into the era of globalization. Africa is characterized as the region bearing the most negative consequences of globalization, a reality that offers a critical vantage point well-attuned to the challenge of demystifying the global policy dictates currently dominating the global landscape. Ethical considerations are conceptualized as being framed by considerations of identity, epistemology, and methodology. It is suggested that Africa's radical intellectuals have effectively pursued anti-imperialist ethics, and developed regional and national intellectual communities of scholars who have worked for freedom, often challenging and subverting the constraints of dominant and received disciplinary approaches and paradigms. However, it is suggested that the liberatory promise of the anticolonial nationalist eras has not been fulfilled. While the fortunes of higher education and research in Africa have declined, scholars have established independent research networks in and beyond the campuses to keep African intellectual life alive. However, it is argued that Africa's intellectuals need to engage more proactively with the methodological implications of their own liberatory intellectual ethics. To do so requires that we address the intellectual challenges of Africa's complicated and contradictory location in the world and ensure that our unique vantage points inform methodological and pedagogical strategies that pursue freedom.
Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda E., 1948-
Lombardo, Anthony P.
Africans interested in reparations from the West frequently ask why the Jewish movement for reparations for the Holocaust was successful, whereas Africans have been unable to obtain reparations for the slave trade, colonialism, and postcolonial relations with the West. This article addresses this question using social movement theory and argues that success depends to a large extent on how the claim for reparations is framed. Past treatment of Africans by the West violated key contemporary norms of bodily integrity, equality, and private property. Yet the victims are no longer living, the perpetrators are diffuse, some of the harms were legal when they were committed, and the causal chain of harm is long and complex.
Land tenure -- Political aspects -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Côte d'Ivoire -- Politics and government -- 1993-
This paper considers implications of the neoliberal shift for forms of national integration that were achieved during the era of state-led development. These national integration strategies (1960s–1980s) helped define and manage regional competition within the juridical boundaries of the territorial state. In today's "open economy" settings, old strategies of national integration are difficult to sustain. What has emerged is a new territorial politics, which revolves around attempts to consolidate power within subunits of the state and reorder relations among them, to enforce political control within communities, and to reorder rural property rights. Côte d'Ivoire provides a case in point.
Representative government and representation -- Africa.
Zambia -- Politics and government --1991-
Kenya -- Politics and government -- 1978-2002.
The decade from 1990 to 2000 saw a total of seventy-eight top leadership elections involving forty-three of the forty-eight sub-Saharan African countries. Of these, only twenty-one elections led to power transition from an incumbent to an opposition political party in nineteen countries. Paradoxically, even where there was such transition, authoritarian tendencies persisted. Focusing on Kenya and Zambia, this article argues and seeks to demonstrate that the limited number of transitions from an incumbent regime to an opposition party and the persistence of authoritarianism are a function of political liberalization without democratization of political institutions and rules of the political game.
Pressure groups -- Information technology -- South Africa.
Computer networks -- Political aspects -- South Africa.
Political participation -- Technological innovations -- South Africa.
In this article the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially new media technologies such as e-mail and the Internet, by postapartheid South African social movements is explored. Following a discussion of the use of these technologies by activist groupings in international contexts, a typology suggested by Rheingold (2003) is used as a framework for comparing two South African social movements: the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Anti-Privatization Forum (APF).
Turok, Ben, 1927- Nothing but the truth: behind the ANC's struggle politics.
Bezdrob, Anné Mariè du Preez. Winnie Mandela: a life.
Bopela, Thula. Umkhonto we Siswe: fighting for a divided people.
Kathrada, A. M. (Ahmad M.) Memoirs.
Callinicos, Luli. Oliver Tambo: beyond the Engeli Mountains.
Gumede, William Mervin. Thabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC.
Turok, Ben, 1927-
Reviews of Books on the Great Lakes Crisis
(Editors’ note: Thirteen years after the Rwandan genocide of April 1994,
there continues an outpouring of books on that cataclysm and on the subsequent
politics of the Great Lakes region in its wake. Given the fundamental
importance of the genocide in restructuring African political theory,
discourse, and preoccupations, we include a sample of these works as
a form of commemoration of those who died in the genocide and its aftermath.
Other books on the genocide continue to appear, and will be
included in other issues.)
Collins, Robert O., 1933- Africa: a short history.
Africa -- History.
Moodie, T. Dunbar.
The History of Black Mineworkers in South Africa, Volume 1: Mining in South Africa and the Genesis of Apartheid, 1871–1948, Volume 2: Apartheid, Repression and Dissent in the Mines, 1948–1982, Volume 3: Organize or Die (review) [Access article in HTML][Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Allen, V. L. (Victor Leonard) History of black mineworkers in South Africa, 1871-1994.
Mines and mineral resources -- South Africa -- History.
Nyamnjoh, Francis B., 1961- Insiders and outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary Southern Africa.
Social conflict -- Africa, Southern.
Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South African Coloured Community, and: Walking a Tightrope: Towards a Social History of the Coloured Community of Zimbabwe (review) [Access article in HTML][Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Adhikari, Mohamed. Not white enough, not black enough: racial identity in the South African coloured community.
Muzondidya, James. Walking a tightrope: towards a social history of the Coloured community of Zimbabwe.