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History, the Nation-State, and Alternative Narratives: An Example from Colonial Douala

(Friday, December 31, 2004) Friday, December 31, 2004

This article examines processes of community-building in the immigrant quarter of New Bell, Douala, during the interwar years. Historians of Douala have overlooked the history of New Bell, focusing instead on the political and economic activity of Duala’s Westernized elite during this period. This historiographic oversight

Angola: The Weight of History Eds. Patrick Chabal and Nuno Vida

(Sunday, January 1, 2006) Sunday, January 1, 2006

Multiparty elections in 2008 will, it is hoped, cement a transition towards peaceful stability in Angola, which has suffered from over forty years of violent civil war. Since the end of the conflict in 2002, there has been renewed optimism that Angola, a former Portuguese colony with abundant natural resources, would finally evolve a political system that would ensure the country's sustained economic and social development.

Famine crimes: politics & the disaster relief industry in Africa

(Tuesday, December 31, 1996) Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Famine is preventable. The persistence of famine reflects political failings by African governments, western donors and international relief agencies.
Can Africa avoid famine? When freedom from famine is a basic right or a political imperative, famine is prevented.
Case studies from Ethiopia to Botswana demonstrate African successes - but they are often not acknowledged or repeated.

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