This paper describes a case study of the peace-building activities of CIDJAP (a non- governmental organization) in Enugu State of Nigeria between 1991 and 2003. The study was conducted with the aim of finding out the extent to which the organization confronted the structural violence that was endemic in the state during this period.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has been evaluated from a number of perspectives, for instance, by historians, social scientists, agronomists and political analysts. The present study provides a theological reflection on the contentious issue of land reform in Zimbabwe.
The debate on HIV and AIDS has attracted necessary attention in all facets of Zimbabwean life. Today, the assumption is that all people, men and women, understand the urgent need to openly discuss and negotiate the need for safe sex, whichever way necessary, for the preservation of life and the integrity of families.
Free and fair elections have been a central force for democratic sustenance and consolidation all over of the world. However, the paradox of Nigeria’s 2011 election – adjudged free, fair and credible by many throughout the world – is that it may have spawned a very dangerous web of insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria and left hundreds of southerners’ lives and properties destroyed.
In our inaugural and several other issues of Africana, we have emphasized the importance of including Africa-based scholarship in the global debates of the social sciences.
In an era where commercial culture has saturated social life to such an extent that it appears inescapable, David Ciarlo’s recent work, Advertising Empire, sets toward the ambitious task of unpacking the social, political, and economic consequences associated with two centuries of Western advertising.
Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is embroiled and enmeshed in environmental crisis because of the hydra-headed level of pollution, degradation and dislocation that has become common place.
The presence of multinational oil corporations in Nigeria – which include Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil, Shell, and Total among others have come with heavy consequences to the nation’s cultural heritage and identity in the global marketplace.
This article seeks to examine the space allocated to women in the Ndebele society using proverbs and idioms as a frame of reference. Proverbs and idioms as part of oral literature constitute a major means of defining women in a traditional set up.
In this essay Ncube argues that most of the problems bedeviling Africa today are a result of lack of good leadership. She, therefore, argues for ubuntu as the panacea to Africa’s problems.