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1997 - 2014

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Volume 49, issue 1, 2014

Political Representation of Minorities as Collateral Damage or Gain: The Batwa in Burundi and Rwanda pp. 3-25 Downloads
Stef Vandeginste
Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection in Rural South Africa pp. 27-54 Downloads
Robin L. Turner
The Efficacy of Water Treaties in the Eastern Nile Basin pp. 55-67 Downloads
Wuhibegezer Ferede and Sheferawu Abebe
The Crisis in CAR: Navigating Myths and Interests pp. 69-77 Downloads
Ilmari Käihkö and Mats Utas
Threats to Constitutionalism by Liberation Movements in Southern Africa pp. 79-99 Downloads
Roger Southall
Death or Dearth of Democracy in Zimbabwe? pp. 101-114 Downloads
David Moore
Review: Roger Southall, Liberation Movements in Power: Party & State in Southern Africa (2013) pp. 115-119 Downloads
Reinhart Koessler
Review: MaryEllen Higgins (ed.), Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 (2012) pp. 120-122 Downloads
Thomas Klein
Review: Roman Loimeier, Muslim Societies in Africa: A Historical Anthropology (2013) pp. 123-125 Downloads
Bruce Whitehouse

Volume 48, issue 3, 2013

Insurgent Nationalism: Political Imagination and Rupture in Côte d'Ivoire pp. 3-31 Downloads
Till Foerster
Frames in the Ethiopian Debate on Biofuels pp. 33-53 Downloads
Brigitte Portner
Negotiated Peace, Denied Justice? The Case of West Nile (Northern Uganda) pp. 55-84 Downloads
Artur Bogner and Dieter Neubert
At the Margins of the Economy? Chinese Migrants in Lesotho's Wholesale and Retail Sector pp. 85-97 Downloads
Sarah Hanisch
Africa and the Middle Class(es) pp. 111-120 Downloads
Henning Melber
Review: Lorenzo Cotula, The Great African Land Grab?: Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System (2013) pp. 121-123 Downloads
Kerstin Nolte
Review: Richard Bourne, Catastrophe: What Went Wrong in Zimbabwe (2011) pp. 124-126 Downloads
Sören Scholvin
Review: Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, The Hidden Thread: Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era (2013) pp. 127-130 Downloads
Chris Saunders
Review: Hermann Giliomee, The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power (2012) pp. 131-133 Downloads
Adam Houldsworth
Review: Christine Hatzky, Kubaner in Angola: Süd-Süd-Kooperation und Bildungstransfer 1976-1991 (2012) pp. 134-135 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 48, issue 1, 2013

(Re)making the Social World: The Politics of Transitional Justice in Burundi pp. 3-24 Downloads
Sandra Rubli
Becoming Zimbabwe or Becoming Zimbabwean: Identity, Nationalism and State-building pp. 49-70 Downloads
Alois S. Mlambo
Serving in Africa: US Peace Corps in Cameroon pp. 71-87 Downloads
Julius A. Amin
Gender, Gays and Gain: The Sexualised Politics of Donor Aid in Malawi pp. 89-105 Downloads
Emmie Chanika, John L. Lwanda and Adamson S. Muula
The 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe: End of an Era for Human Rights Discourse? pp. 99-110 Downloads
Cornelias Ncube
On Gaining Access: A Response to Francis Nyamnjoh’s “Blinded by Sight: Divining the Future of Anthropology in Africa” pp. 107-112 Downloads
Andrew Hartnack
On Agnotology as Built-in Ignorance pp. 113-116 Downloads
Jean-Pierre Warnier
Anthropology and Whites in South Africa: Response to an Unreasonable Critique pp. 117-127 Downloads
Isak Niehaus
The Value of Outsiderdom, or, Anthropology’s Folly pp. 129-134 Downloads
Sanya Osha
Review: Lisa Mackenrodt, Swahili Spirit Possession and Islamic Healing in Contemporary Tanzania: The Jinn Fly on Friday (2011) pp. 135-137 Downloads
Jigal Beez
Review: Klaus Grütjen, Lokale Selbstverwaltung im Spannungsfeld von afrikanischer Tradition und europäischer Moderne: Dezentralisierung und Dekonzentration in den frankophonen Staaten Westafrikas am Beispiel Burkina Fasos (2011) pp. 138-140 Downloads
Katja Werthmann
Review: Christopher Cramer, Laura Hammond, and Johan Pottier (eds.), Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges (2011) pp. 141-144 Downloads
Oluwaseum Bamidele
Review: Jutta Bakonyi, Land ohne Staat: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im Krieg am Beispiel Somalias (2011) pp. 145-147 Downloads
Markus V. Höhne
Review: Volker Matthies, The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire Against the Emperor of Ethiopia (2012) pp. 148-150 Downloads
Tekeste Negash
Review: Josiah Brownell, The Collapse of Rhodesia: Population Demographics and the Politics of Race (2011) pp. 151-154 Downloads
Tinashe Nyamunda

Volume 47, issue 1, 2012

Multilingualism and Hip Hop Consumption in Nigeria: Accounting for the Local Acceptance of a Global Phenomenon pp. 3-19 Downloads
Olusegun Fariudeen Liadi
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse pp. 21-49 Downloads
Ole Frahm
Land Transactions and Chieftaincies in Southwestern Togo pp. 51-72 Downloads
Marco Gardini
The Democratic Impact of ICT in Africa pp. 73-88 Downloads
Alexandra Dobra
Three Views of a Secret: Land Rights and the Constitution of Local Citizenship in West Africa pp. 89-96 Downloads
Jean-Pierre Jacob and Pierre-Yves Le Meur
Review: Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs (eds.), Encyclopedia of South Africa (2011) pp. 97-98 Downloads
Felix Brahm
Review: Andreas Eckert, Ingeborg Grau and Arno Sonderegger (eds.), Afrika 1500–1900: Geschichte und Gesellschaft (2011); Arno Sonderegger, Ingeborg Grau and Birgit Englert (eds.), Afrika im 20. Jahrhundert: Geschichte und Gesellschaft (2011) pp. 99 Downloads
Jamie Miller

Volume 46, issue 3, 2011

Something Mightier: Marginalization, Occult Imaginations and the Youth Conflict in the Oil-Rich Niger Delta pp. 3-26 Downloads
Edlyne Anugwom
The Neglected Economic Dimensions of ECOWAS’s Negotiated Peace Accords in West Africa pp. 27-44 Downloads
Kwesi Aning and Samuel Atuobi
The Limits of the EU as a Peace and Security Actor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo pp. 45-70 Downloads
Meike Froitzheim, Fredrik Söderbaum and Ian Taylor
Property and Citizenship: Conceptually Connecting Land Rights and Belonging in Africa pp. 71-75 Downloads
Christian Lund
Notes on Land-based Conflicts in Kenya’s Arid Areas pp. 77-81 Downloads
Clemens Greiner, Michael Bollig and J. Terrence McCabe
Too Soon to Tell? Land Reform in Zimbabwe pp. 83-97 Downloads
Roger Southall
Review: Hérodote: Revue de géographie et de géopolitique, 2011/3, no. 142: Géopolitique du Sahara, Paris: La Découverte pp. 99-101 Downloads
Laurence Marfaing
Review: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho and Anne Serafin (eds.), African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (2010) pp. 102-104 Downloads
Anja Oed
Review: Peter Vale, Keeping a Sharp Eye: A Century of Cartoons on South Africa’s International Relations 1910-2010 (2011) pp. 105-108 Downloads
Ian Phimister

Volume 46, issue 2, 2011

The Ethnic Politics of Coup Avoidance: Evidence from Zambia and Uganda pp. 3-41 Downloads
Stefan Lindemann
Democratisation and Political Participation of Mbororo in Western Cameroon pp. 71-97 Downloads
Ibrahim Mouiche
Competing Claims and Contested Boundaries: Legitimating Land Rights in Isiolo District, Northern Kenya pp. 99-124 Downloads
Saafo Roba Boye and Randi Kaarhus
The Growing Influence of Al-Qaeda on the African Continent pp. 125-137 Downloads
Hans Krech
Review: Mathieu Hilgers and Jacinthe Mazzocchetti (eds.), Révoltes et oppositions dans un régime semi-autoritaire. Le cas du Burkina Faso (2010) pp. 139-141 Downloads
Andrea Reikat
Review: Arno Sonderegger, Die Dämonisierung Afrikas: Zum Despotiebegriff und zur Geschichte der Afrikanischen Despotie (2008) pp. 143-146 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler
Review: Marion Wallace, History of Namibia (2011) pp. 147-151 Downloads
Reinhart Kößler

Volume 46, issue 1, 2011

Covering Post-Conflict Elections: Challenges for the Media in Central Africa pp. 3-32 Downloads
Marie-Soleil Frère
Toward Electoral Security: Experiences from KwaZulu-Natal pp. 33-59 Downloads
Kristine Höglund and Anna K. Jarstad
Making Migrants Responsible for Development: Cape Verdean Returnees and Northern Migration Policies pp. 61-83 Downloads
Lisa Åkesson
“Get to the bridge and I will help you to cross”: Merit, Personal Connections and Money in Access to Nigerian Higher Education pp. 85-108 Downloads
Chris Willott
Review: James Giblin and Jamie Monson (eds.), Maji Maji: Lifting the Fog of War (2010) pp. 109-111 Downloads
Jigal Beez
Review: Robert A. Hill and Edmond J. Keller (eds.), Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa (2010) pp. 112-114 Downloads
Henning Melber
Review: Katja Werthmann, Bitteres Gold: Bergbau, Land und Geld in Westafrika (2009) pp. 115-117 Downloads
Jana Hönke
Review: Gesine Krüger, Schrift – Macht – Alltag: Lesen und Schreiben im kolonialen Südafrika (2009) pp. 118-120 Downloads
Gunther Pakendorf
Review: André du Pisani, Reinhart Kössler, and William A. Lindeke (eds.), The Long Aftermath of War: Reconciliation and Transition in Namibia (2010) pp. 121-123 Downloads
Dag Henrichsen
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