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Africa News from the Centre of African Studies, University of London,
January 2015
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Welcome to the CAS newsletter for June 2015. Please click view in browser on the red bar above to see the full newsletter.

Click the links below to see news about events & seminars at SOAS and other UK universities, as well as several calls for papers in conferences in the UK & abroad. At the bottom you will find listings for funding, job opportunities, and journals and book series on Africa.

 News from CAS | CAS Events | SOAS Events Events & Seminars in the UK Art, Music & Film

Conferences in the UK & Abroad Funding & Prizes 
Jobs | Journals and Book Series
CAS Events

Event: In conversation with Graça Machel
July 21st | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
SOAS, University of London | Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre




Graça Machel, former Minister for Education and Culture of Mozambique and SOAS President will be in conversation with Professor Christopher Cramer (SOAS) to discuss issues of youth and education in Africa. Followed by reception. For more information on this event please visit the CAS website or view the event flyer. Contact cas@soas.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite 

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AD3 2015 - Responding to African Humanitarian Disasters: The Role of Diaspora Actions and the Policy Implications

3 July 2015 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm | SOAS, Russell Square, Room G3

The African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) would like to invite you to Africa Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2015.  In partnership with Centre of African Studies (SOAS), this year’s AD3 is on the theme of the role of the diaspora in African Humanitarian disasters and the implications for policy.

In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and the continuing humanitarian disasters, whether caused by conflicts, environmental degradation or other natural disasters, this event is seeking to understand the actions that diaspora take in response, and the implications for policymakers and other actors within the conventional humanitarian system.


AD3 2015 will bring together individuals and stakeholders working in the area of humanitarian disasters and relief. This is an opportunity to discover new insights as experts come together for discussion and debate on topics including:

  • Improving understanding of diaspora humanitarian actions and challenges
  • Strategies for building diaspora capacity and strengthening diaspora actions
  • Strategies for improving coordination with humanitarian agencies
  • Linking humanitarian actions to wider development issues

List of speakers to come soon

Contact the AFFORD team on 0203 3263750, or events@afford-uk.org
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The New York Forum - Africa 
28 - 30 August 2015
Libreville, Gabon

Since its foundation, the New York Forum AFRICA has acted as a catalyst for investment and partnerships in Africa between the public and private sector, a launch pad for initiatives, and a platform connecting Africa to other countries. 

In August 2015, more than 1,500 business and political leaders - including Heads of State - will gather in Libreville, Gabon, to explore concrete opportunities across Africa and address pressing challenges, such as climate change, in the run-up to the COP21 meeting. 

Rather than concentrate exclusively on oil and gas, the NYFA 2015 will focus on the unprecedented amount of energy being generated by Africa's dynamic population. The energy that comes from Africa's women and youth, the energy delivered by innovation and entrepreneurship, and energy from sectors like agriculture and natural resources. 

SOAS will be represented by the SOAS-Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholars Gertrude Kitongo, Samuel Bbosa, and Barkha Mossae. 

To register, please visit www.ny-forum-africa.com

For more information, please view the conference flyer
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The Britain-Tanzania Society in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies, SOAS presents: 

TANZANIA: FACING UP TO THE CHALLENGES
Speaker:  Dr Wilbroad Slaa, Secretary General, CHADEMA
Wednesday 8 July  2015  -  5.30pm
Kamran Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

CHADEMA (Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo or Party of Democracy and Progress) is the main Opposition political party in Tanzania. The Party was founded in 1992, when new political parties were permitted to register. Dr Slaa was its candidate for the Presidency of Tanzania in 2010. There will be new elections in October 2015. This time the main opposition parties have agreed to field a single candidate and it is likely that this will be Dr Slaa.
  
Dr Slaa has qualifications in a wide range of subjects, including a doctorate from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome in 1977. He taught in several theological colleges, and served as Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Council of Tanzania, before being elected to Parliament where he served from 1995 to 2010. We particularly welcome Tanzanians to our meetings.
 
Please note: the London tube may not be running that day. But SOAS is about 15 minutes walk from Euston, Kings Cross and Charing Cross stations.
 
If you have any questions please contact Andrew Coulson at a.c.coulson@bham.ac.uk 

SOAS Events
 
Conference - The Role of Arbitration Institutions in the Development of Arbitration in Africa - Registration is now open
Date: Thursday 23 July, 2015
Venue: African Union Commissions, Addis Ababa

A one day conference that will examine and discuss the current role and functions of arbitrations institutions within the continent. Prominent members and institutions will be present. 

Delegates please register by clicking here
To view the conference flyer click here

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The High Commission for Mozambique to the UK and PortCaia Festivals proudly presents:

 
Events and Seminars in the UK

The African Studies Centre organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences. At least three research seminars on Africa meet each week during Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms:

Annual events include:

Podcasts of past seminars and events hosted by the African Studies Centre are available both on the Oxford University Podcasts Website and on iTuneU.


Please click here for a full list of events (All seminars are held on Thursdays at 5pm in the Pavilion Room, St. Antony's College (unless otherwise stated). 
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Poll delay in Somaliland: Crisis or Process?
A panel discussion presented by Somaliland Focus & the Horn of Africa Seminar
15 June 5:00 pm | African Studies Centre | Oxford University

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Somaliland, scheduled to take place on the 26th June 2015, have been postponed for at least 17 months following delays in voter registration processes. As occurred in the previous election, the President's term has been extended amid criticism from opposition parties and the international community. Scheduled to coincide with the planned elections, this panel will question the extent to which these election delays mark a political crisis in Somaliland, or rather are constitutive of developing processes of democratisation in the country. Panelists will address the practical, political and economic causes and consequences of the delay, and reflect on its impact on Somaliland nation-state building, and political stability across the wider region.

For more information and a list of speakers, please refer to the event flyer
 



Cambridge Centre of African Studies Seminars

Please click here to find the full list of events that will be taking place during the upcoming term. 


 


Leeds Centre of African Studies Seminars
View full listings




London School of Economics
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King's College London
View full listings


Birkbeck College
View full listings


 
 

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Royal African Society Events





Africa Writes, the Royal African Society's annual literature and book festival, returns for its fourth year running this summer. 

Africa Writes showcases established and emerging literary talent from Africa and the Diaspora. This year's festival will once again present a unique opportunity for you to engage with your favourite African writers and books, and to discover new ones through our exciting programme. 

This year's festival highlights include 'Meditations on Greatness: Ben Okri in Conversation' in which the Booker prize-winning author will discuss his vast selection of literary work. 

For more information please visit the Africa Writes website


 

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Business Council For Africa Events


West Africa: UK Heads of Mission
10 July 2015: 11:45 - 14:30
http://bcafrica.co.uk/view_events/?id=20150526045147b8zd82ah66
 
*Please note that SOAS members will come under the partner rates
 
Art, Music & Film
August in Africa - Summer Festival

This year, 1st of August 2015, we are bringing back our Annual Summer Festival in the heart of London's Covent Garden. Come Celebrate an unparalled experience "August in Africa" including performances by ASA, Bonga and special appearance FUSE ODG. Stay tuned for more information. The website will be launching soon along with more information regarding activities. 



Learn more 
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Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London, 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016
 


No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 is an important public art and archives exhibition – the first of its kind in the UK. Set in the heart of the City of London within the Guildhall Art Gallery, No Colour Bar combines contemporary fine art and archival artefacts and objects, featuring the works of seminal Black British artists and historically significant Black activists. 
 
Surrounding the six-month exhibition there is a dynamic public programme of events, the first of which is a critically important Artists' Talk on 13 July at Guildhall Art Gallery. “Framing Black Visual Art” features Eddie Chambers and Errol Lloyd in conversation with Tate curator, Sonia Dyer. Artist, curator and historian, Chambers’ latest book, Black Artists in British Art is a seminal text and award winning writer, artist Lloyd's significant impact in defining the Black arts movement has been an influential on stage, on canvas and in publishing.
 
Join in to take action and move the debate forward.Don’t miss this event of the season. Email nocolourbar@gmail.com for information about how to book tickets for Framing Black Visual Art | Monday 13 July | 6.30pm
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Horniman African Summer 2015

5 July - 30 July 2015
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ London, United Kingdom


The Horniman's summer festival will be celebrating Africa this year, with a programme of music, dance, theatre, street arts and more; taking place from 5th July to 30th August. Mandinga Arts will be running workshops in making costumes, props and puppets, using the Horniman’s African collection as inspiration. We’ll then be ending the festival with two parades to give summer a proper send off. 

There are many ways to get involved throughout the festival, just keep an eye out for more details.
Please visit the Facebook event page for more information and updates. 

 
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New Exhibition Installation: Europe Supported by Africa & the America
by Sokari Douglas Camp CBE



 
Europe Supported by Africa and America is new work created especially for Art15 inspired by the work of William Blake. It’s composition with three female figures touching hands and supporting each other bore significance for Sokari. The central figure holds a long wreath which encourages the viewer to move around the drawing, noticing how the figures touch. The work also poses the question ‘Is Europe still at the centre of world politics?’ Sokari interprets this by representing three figures dressed in contemporary clothing remnant of high fashion currently in Nigeria. The wreath in Blake’s drawing is significantly replaced by a fuel hose.

Click here for more information
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The Enslaved Africans Memorial Project
by Oku Ekpenyon

Up and down the country there are memorials dedicated to a multiplicity of worthy causes.  In London alone there are at least 500 statues and monuments but there is a glaring omission, the African contribution to the history and heritage of Britain.  London and other parts of Britain grew rich on the profits of slavery.  The wealth created by enforced enslaved African labour in the Caribbean and the Americas came back to Britain and helped to lay the foundations of the Industrial Revolution; the legacy of economic prosperity from which the country continues to benefit to this day and put the ‘Great’ into Great Britain.  Yet despite this there is still no public memorial recognising this important contribution.

This powerful piece of work will be made in bronze and stand 14 feet high to the top of Freedom’s raised hand.  It will pay tribute to the courage and dignity of all those unnamed millions who were enslaved and their struggle for freedom.  The plinth, designed to be wheelchair accessible, will tell the story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on the relief around the base and include Braille to make it accessible to the visually impaired.  This will be more than just a memorial it will also be an educational resource for those who visit the site e.g. school parties etc.  The Enslaved Africans Memorial Garden will be a place for reflection, contemplation and education as well as being an ‘oasis of remembrance.’  It will also be a national and international landmark in London.  

Please support this ground breaking project with a donation.  To view the proposed sculpture, garden design, more information and how to donate visit www.memorial2007.org.uk
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The Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2015

 
Shanti-Chi present this fabulous and unique Nne Agwu (Mother of all Wisdom) Afrakan Storytelling Festival, a weekend camping retreat in the Ancient woodland of Epping Forest summer 2015. Storytelling at its finest! This festival is set up to promote, preserve and celebration the oral tradition of storytelling by creating a vibrant storytelling village on the landscape of Britain. 
 
First class global storytellers, Sandra Agard, Angie Amra, Usifu Jalloh, Amantha Edmead, Eli Anderson, Ashanti-Michell and Griot Chinyere, are gathering this summer to captivate your imagination and conjure magic using the power of the oral tradition. You can also sign up to a workshop with one of the best and begin your journey on the storytellers' path. Embrace this experience!

Dates: Friday 31 July - | Sunday 2 August,  2015
Locations: Debden Campsite Debden Green, Loughton, Essex IG10 2NZ 

Click here for more information
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The Africa Centre & Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery presents 
53 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC

The Africa Centre & the Sulger-Buel Lovell gallery- located near the Tate Modern, are pleased to invite you to the exhibition "53 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC"  at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery.

The exhibition will showcase works from the 1970s' by DRC artist Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, as well as others such as T. Kalema, C. Mutombo, B. Ilunga, Ndaie.

The public exhibition will begin from the 27th of May, 3pm until the 30th of June. 

Email yovanka@africacentre.org.uk to RSVP 
Announcements
 

View the full brochure here

The Centre of African Studies is running two courses for the 2015 SOAS Summer School:

Understanding Africa: Past and Present

This introductory course will provide the participants with an overall understanding of the African continent. With a diverse range of sessions ranging from History and Politics to Languages and Music, the course will give an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study of this vast and diverse continent.
Find out more

Migration and Diaspora
This introductory course will provide the participants with overall understanding of the transnational nature of the modern world as it relates to migration and migrants, and related issues in the field of anthropology, politics, cultural studies, development and globalisation. The programme of study employs a multidisciplinary approach, with both teaching from academics and workshops delivered by diaspora professionals. 

Find out more

Applications are open to all, and the courses are suited to professionals who want to gain more knowledge of the region and for students interested in studying at SOAS, or who are interested in visiting Africa in the future. 


 
New: A Report on China, India and Africa for the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala and a paper in Global Policy
Conferences in the UK & Abroad
 
Call for Papers: Mobility & Minorities 

Please see the attached call for contributions to a collection on the subject of Mobility and Minorities. The call closes on 15 July.

The expected themes are: 
Internal and international mobility | Refugees and internally displaced people | Mobility and climate change | Mobility and Development | Labour mobility | Tourism-related mobility

Contributions may be written in English or French
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Call for Papers

3rd ISA Forum, Vienna, Austria

10-14 July, 2016
Deadline: 30 September 2015

 

Popular Dissent in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

It is with great pleasure that I am inviting you to submit an abstract to present a paper at the 3rd forum of the International Sociological Association (ISA), which will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 10-14 July 2016.The nature of popular resistance in sub-Saharan Africa has much in common with the waves of protest that have swept across the globe in recent years. Consequently, scholarship on protest in Africa – while it certainly must take into account the diversity on the continent – has much to offer the field of social movement studies. This session aims to attract papers that examine the history, character and trajectory of grassroots struggles in sub-Saharan Africa but, at the same time, highlight the ways in which popular dissent in this region is connected to global patterns of protest. In particular, this session welcomes contributions that address, but are not limited to, the following issues:

- Class struggle in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on the intersection of community and labour struggles.
-  Leadership and the role of key activists/political thinkers in sub-Saharan Africa, past and present.
-  Contentious politics’ in sub-Saharan Africa both within and beyond the context of organized social movements.
- Theoretical implications and new directions for social movement studies, drawing on African cases. 

Preference will be given to contributions that contextualize African struggles within the global picture of popular resistance. For more information and instructions on submissions please view the attached conference flyer
 

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The UK African Archaeology Research Day 2015

The UK African Archaeology Research Day comes to Scotland for the first time in 2015.  Hosted by the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy at the University of Stirling, the AARD meeting will take place on Saturday, 21st November 2015. It aims to provide a unique forum at which established scholars, MA and PhD students can present their research.
 
For further details see our website at www.aard2015.com. The team in Stirling look forward welcoming you to Scotland, to making new friends and welcoming old.  
Funding Opportunities & Prizes
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CALL:
UK – South Africa Researcher Links
Grants for Travel and Hosting of Scientific Events
2015 – First Call
Closing date: 30 June 2015
 
 
Background
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with prominent UK academies (i.e. the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society) and the British Council is pleased to invite applications for the UK – South Africa Researcher Links grants. These grants will support mobility and hosting of workshops, and are designed to provide financial support for researchers in the UK and South Africa. The Newton-South Africa Researcher Links grants are intended to provide small-scale seed funding to:
 
  • Support the research and innovation capacity of South Africa for their long-term sustainable economic development and social welfare;
  • Expand and maximise cooperation in research and innovation, between policy makers in government, government agencies, research organisations, higher education institutions, companies and enterprises;
  • Promote increased research and collaboration that support long-term sustainable partnerships between the UK and South Africa;
  • Enhance networking within the UK and South Africa science systems;
  • Foster collaboration in order to improve the quality of research outputs by UK and South African researchers;
  • Contribute to economic growth by addressing the major challenges faced by South Africa;
  • Contribute to capacity building of early and established researchers in South African and the UK.
 
Applications will be accepted in any discipline/multidisciplinary area (including from the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities).
 
Who may apply
   i.      Advanced PhD students (at a minimum, in the second year of research) registered at South African or UK public universities. PhD students should apply through their supervisors;
ii.      Postdoctoral, early career and established researchers. Researchers have to be full-time employees or on a fixed-term contract at any of the following institutions are eligible to apply:
  • South African and UK universities /universities of technology;
  • Recognised national research institutions such as the national facilities (in the case of South Africa);
  • Science councils.
 
Applications must be submitted through an online application process to the National Research Foundation (NRF) athttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za : UK – South Africa Researcher Links Grants for Travel and Hosting of Scientific Events 2015
 
Attached is the detailed call document in PDF
 
Key dates
Call opens : 1 June 2015
Call closes : 30 June 2015
 
Note: DAs have until 08 July 2015 to validate applications.
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The Patrick and Janet Stuart Scholarship for students from Lesotho
 
Canon Collins Trust is delighted to offer one scholarship each year in the name of Patrick and Janet Stuart. This is available for students from Lesotho to study at postgraduate level at a South African university.
 
To be considered for a scholarship under this programme you  must:
·         be a national of Lesotho
·         be normally resident Lesotho
·         be in possession of a good first degree (minimum 2nd class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application)
·         be studying or applying to study at a South African university
  
The application process is the same as for a Canon Collins Scholarship. To access the online application form, please click here.
 
Please read the guidelines  carefully before applying.
 
Closing Date: 27 July 2015
 
What we offer
In 2016 most awards will be valued at R65,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases we may offer up to R100,000 per year. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.
 
We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, usually in July, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.
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Call for Applicants: Fellowship in Cultural and Social Anthropology - University of Milano-Bicocca
 
The University of Milano-Bicocca and the Department of Human Sciences for Education “Riccardo Massa” are inviting applications for three-years research fellowships in Cultural and Social Anthropology in the framework of thePhD program in Cultural and Social Anthropology (DACS) for the A.Y.2015-2016.

Established in 2013, the DACS welcomes students into a dynamic community of senior and junior scholars that contributes to the development of cultural and social anthropology through innovative and original research projects.
 
Research project (max. 6 pages, line spacing 1, included bibliography drawn up according to the following structure: 1. Summary; 2. General objectives and innovativeness of the research topic compared to the state of the art; 3. Work plan year over three years; 4 Feasibility of the project in terms of prior knowledge (linguistic, ethnographic, bibliographic), institutional contacts, relationships that can facilitate the research; 5) bibliography) up to a max of 8 points
 
All documents must be presented in one of these three languages: Italian, English, French. For further information, visit the university web site at the following link: http://www.unimib.it/go/7812148310437506910/Home/English/MENU-DX/Course-Offerings/Doctorate-School/Cultural-and-Social-Anthropology

or send an email to the Deputy Director alice.bellagamba@unimib.it
 
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Africa Thesis Award 2015
Deadline: 12 July

Are you interested in Sub-Saharan Africa and is your Masters thesis on a related subject? If so, the African Studies Centre in Leiden, the Netherlands, is offering you the chance to win € 500. What's more, the winning thesis will be published in the ASC's African Studies Collection.
 
The award aims to encourage student research and writing on Sub-Saharan Africa and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student whose Masters thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on Africa. The full text of all submitted theses will be made available online via the ASC’s library catalogue.

Any final-year student who has completed his/her Masters thesis with distinction (80% or higher or a Dutch rating of at least an 8) at a university in Africa or the Netherlands may apply. The thesis must have been examined in the twelve months prior to the deadline of 12 July 2015.
 
For more information about submission, read the flyer.
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CAS Scholarships & Fellowships at SOAS

Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDiA) at SOAS
  • PhD Scholarships
  • MSc Scholarships
    • Deadline: 30 April  2016
  • Residential School in Africa (in London, UK)
    • Deadline: 15 December 2015
Supported by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation 
For more information contact Angelica Baschiera ab17@soas.ac.uk

Leventis Postdoctoral Fellowship for Nigerian Nationals - devised to assist scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants are invited to spend ten weeks as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and participate in the intellectual life at the Centre. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form. 
Supported by the Leventis Foundation 
Deadline: 30 March 2016

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships  for MRes Politics with Language, MSc Research for International Development, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali
The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS – open to Masters students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for students from African Commonwealth countries applying for: MSc Development Studies, LLM in Law, Development and Governance, MSc Development Economics, MA Social Anthropology of Development, MA Music and Development
The Culture of Resistance Scholarships for Masters students in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, from the following African countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Ferguson Scholarships for African taught Masters students in African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy & Social Anthropology of Development
Santander Taught Master’s Scholarships for African students from Ghana 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities  - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities) 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Cultural Studies, MA Comparative Literature, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages) 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics, International Studies and Financial & Management Studies, in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and in the the Centre for Gender Studies)
William Ross Murray Scholarship for an LLM student from a developing country

External scholarships

British Institute in Eastern Africa Graduate Attachment Scheme for recent graduates with an interest in further studies in Africa 
 
British Council
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959, and over 26,000 individuals have benefited. CSC offers Masters and PhD scholarships as well as Fellowships and distance learning scholarships
     
  • Mansion House Scholarships for training and work experience in the United Kingdom's financial services industry, open to postgraduate Nigerian students.

Other Universities

University of Sheffield West African Merit Scholarships for students from Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea or Guinea Bissau
University of Bath Steve Huckvale Scholarships for students in Africa – taught masters students from Africa who are intending to study Engineering or Management
Bournemouth University UKEAS Nigeria Scholarship for Nigerian nationals on full-time postgraduate courses

 
Jobs
CODESRIA
STRENGTHENING PhD PROGRAMMES IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES
Call for Applications: 2015 Session
DEADLINE: 21st AUGUST, 2015


The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the call for applications from research laboratories and doctoral schools in African universities for the first phase of its initiative to support research in the social sciences and humanities.
The support initiative is geared towards alleviating the problems faced by many African universities with respect to research funding, quality and relevance of training in the context of globalization, liberalization and internationalization of higher education. Population pressure on higher education institutions has become a constant concern for African governments and tertiary education needs will continue to increase due to the growing youth population on the continent. Such problems have also become acute because of the so-called brain drain phenomenon.

The gradual decline at the doctoral level has become a concern shared by many stakeholders (states, international institutions, foundations, research institutions and various other concerned stakeholders). Many universities have instituted reforms in order to cope with the changes taking place in the higher education sector, particularly to meet the challenges of research in relation to the development of Africa. This was experienced in Francophone African countries with the BMD reform.
 
All applications must be received by CODESRIA not later than 21 August, 2015. Application will be submitted to an independent jury.
All Applications should be sent electronically to the following address: appui.doctoral@codesria.sn 

For further information please view the attached flyers
Call for Applications (English)
Call for Applications (French) 

For further inquiries, please contact:

Tel: +221-33 825.98.22/23
Fax: +221-33 824.12.89
E-mail: appui.doctoral@codesria.sn
Website: http://www.codesria.org

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Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

Positions in project development, cultural awareness, English language skills, and other specialities are available at a local secondary school in Uganda in need of assistance. For complete details please view the attached job description



To view more volunteer oppotunities in Uganda, please visit the community regeneration charity website. For more information, please contact Ida Horner at 
ida@ethnicsupplies.co.uk
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PhD Position in the Inter-University Centre for Frugal Innovations (CFIA)

The Centre for Frugal Innovations in Africa (CFIA), a research centre of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam seeks to fill a PhD-position for research on Frugal Innovations and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa. More information (Adobe PDF). 

For more information on the position, please contact: Prof.dr. C.P. van Beers
 
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Permanent Lectureship at the Centre of African Studies - University of Edinburgh

The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher and teacher to a permanent academic post in the Centre of African Studies, in the School of Social and Political Science. S/he will be joining a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of some 20 academics and 100 postgraduate students located in the centre, as well as many more around the university.
 
We are looking for candidates with a commitment to innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching with an African focus. Candidates will have relevant expertise in African studies or in political science, social anthropology, development studies, human geography, history or cultural studies.
 
The candidate will be based in one of largest clusters of Africanist experts in Europe, in a university ranked in the world’s top 20, and in a city regarded as one of most beautiful and liveable in the UK.
 
Link to vacancy details and ‘how to apply’ available at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKY610/lecturer-in-african-studies/
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Permanent Researcher and Teacher -The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher and teacher to a permanent academic post in the Centre of African Studies, in the School of Social and Political Science. S/he will be joining a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of some 20 academics and 100 postgraduate students located in the centre, as well as many more around the university.

We are looking for candidates with a commitment to innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching with an African focus. Candidates will have relevant expertise in African studies or in political science, social anthropology, development studies, human geography, history or cultural studies.

The candidate will be based in one of largest clusters of Africanist experts in Europe, in a university ranked in the world’s top 20, and in a city regarded as one of most beautiful and liveable in the UK.

Link to vacancy details and ‘how to apply’ available at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKY610/lecturer-in-african-studies/

For any question, please do not hesitate to contact me: email: B.Bompani@ed.ac.uk
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Research Associate
The Corporate Security team at Royal-Dutch Shell seeks a Research Associate for the Sub-Saharan Africa Division. 

The research associate is expected to:
  • Monitor political/security developments in SSA and feed information to the Business;
  • Write and review Country Security Threat Assessments (CSTA);
  • Produce threat assessments for New Business Development (NBD);
  • Respond to security incidents/developments by writing threat updates;
  • Draft/submit weekly security information bulletins (SIBs);
  • Contribute to a range of other Corporate Security (CS) deliverables.
 Competencies requited:
  • BSc + MA in a relevant field (International Relations, Political Science, History);
  • No previous analytical work experience required, although a previous internships is a plus;
  • Exposure to and good knowledge of SSA political/security dynamics, and enthusiasm to learn more;
  • Good research/analytical skills, and ability to quickly process large volumes of information;
  • Good writing skills, and ability to quickly produce analytical products that meet stakeholder requirements;
  • Ability to network with internal and external stakeholders and establish strong working relationships;
  • A regional language is not required but is considered as a plus.
The position is full time, based in the Hague, and on 6-month contract basis.Start date is 1 Aug 2015.
 
Interested students are email Maria.Kuusisto@shell.com . As a first step, I would like to see a cover letter and CV.
 
 
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