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A ‘Chinese Scramble’? The Politics of Contemporary China–Africa Relations

Daniel Large.

in African Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 940 words.

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A ‘Kimberley protest’: Diamond mining, export sanctions, and poverty in Akwatia, Ghana

Gavin Hilson and Martin J. Clifford.

in African Affairs

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8253 words.

The temporary suspension of diamond exports in Ghana in 2006 and 2007 is arguably the most significant move to address mounting criticisms of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme...

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‘A Cup of Tea with Homer’

Wallace Stuart.

in John Stuart Blackie

May 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 15999 words.

This chapter discusses John Stuart Blackie's methods in teaching. Blackie wrote the essay The Pronunciation of Greek and travelled to Athens to prove that the Greek Language is not dead. He...

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‘A Docile Workforce’? Women, Work and Political Identity

Annmarie Hughes.

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

May 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9975 words.

The expediency of the discourse used by employers, trade unionists and male workers that identified women workers as docile and politically apathetic has been bolstered by a historiography...

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‘A Scotch Parnellite Party’: Land, Home Rule and the Third Reform Act

Andrew G. Newby.

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9675 words.

Throughout Britain and Ireland, the Third Reform Act — finally enacted in 1884 after several delays, with a redistribution of constituencies following in 1885 — extended the vote to all...

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‘A Sort of Fenian Conclave in the Country’: The Development of a Highland Land Question

Andrew G. Newby.

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9284 words.

The ‘Crofters' War’ ultimately had its genesis in the post-Culloden reorganisation of Highland estates, the creation of crafting, and the large-scale clearance of people for sheep, most...

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Abacha, Sani (1943–1998)

Eric Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 353 words.

Sani Abacha attended primary and secondary school in his home state of Kano and then joined the army in 1962

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Abbe Alexis Kagame

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Kagame, philosopher, linguist, and historian, was born in 1912 in Kiyanza, Rwanda. A member of the traditional Tutsi royalty, Kagame was educated in the local minor and major seminaries...

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ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Dihlawī, an Accidental Revivalist: Knowledge and Power in the Passage from Delhi to Makka

Scott Kugle.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

May 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 23155 words.

ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Muḥaddith Dihlawī (d. 1642) was a renowned Islamic reformer in Mughal Delhi. His life is well documented in hagiographic and biographic records. This study argues that ʿAbd...

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Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 293 words.

The Almoravids movement of Abd Allah ibn Yasin conquered parts of northwestern Africa and later Spain during the eleventh and

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