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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Mahir Şaul.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 26095 words.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Sahel and Sudanic belts of West Africa. It has a population of about 18 million. Although low-income, it made significant contributions to...

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Mahir Şaul.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 26095 words.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Sahel and Sudanic belts of West Africa. It has a population of about 18 million. Although low-income, it made significant contributions to...

Burundi

Patricia Daley.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12305 words.

The modern state of Burundi is one of the few African states that have retained its territorial integrity from the precolonial period to today. The country lies within what is known as the...

Central African Republic

Richard Bradshaw and Juan Fandos-Rius.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 21229 words.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country slightly larger than France located north of the equator. It was the French colony of Ubangi-Shari before it became an independent...

Children and Childhood

Steve Howard.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14287 words.

African society is structured largely around the lives of its children. Across the continent, children represent continuity with rituals and contemporary institutions designed to ensure...

Chinua Achebe

Evan Mwangi.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16750 words.

Chinua Achebe (b. 1930–d. 2013) is the best-known African novelist. Although several African writers preceded him, the author of the groundbreaking novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is...

Congo, Republic of (Congo Brazzaville)

Brett Logan Carter and John F. Clark.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 11899 words.

The Republic of the Congo (hereafter Congo), long overshadowed by its eastern neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has suffered a history no less tragic. Pierre Savorgnan de...

Conservation and Wildlife

Heidi G. Frontani.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10204 words.

Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, including scarce ones, and, as such, tends to be highly politicized. Many human...

Conservation and Wildlife

Heidi G. Frontani.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10204 words.

Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, including scarce ones, and, as such, tends to be highly politicized. Many human...

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

Thomas Turner and Robert E. Smith.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15694 words.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lies astride the equator, with a small coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The country corresponds to a great extent to the basin of the Congo River....

Development of Early Farming and Pastoralism

Andrew B. Smith.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8112 words.

Before the advent of food production, individual hunting populations in Africa were small and spatially separated over long periods of time. Food producers, both pastoralists and farmers,...

Djibouti

Kenneth Menkhaus and Claire Metelits.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 3868 words.

Djibouti is one of the most understudied countries in Africa. Known for its small size (it is roughly equivalent to the size of Belgium), Djibouti has a population of approximately 818,000,...

Djibouti

Kenneth Menkhaus and Claire Metelits.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 3868 words.

Djibouti is one of the most understudied countries in Africa. Known for its small size (it is roughly equivalent to the size of Belgium), Djibouti has a population of approximately 818,000,...

Dyula

Robert Launay.

in African Studies

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10770 words.

The name Dyula (also spelled Dioula, Jula, and Juula) has a number of distinct though interrelated meanings. In the first place, in Mande languages, the word Dyula refers specifically to a...

Early States and State Formation in Africa

Graham Connah.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14180 words.

Archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, and other scholars have long been interested in the attainment of social complexity within human groups. More...

Early States of the Western Sudan

Susan Keech McIntosh and David C. Conrad.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15216 words.

From the late 8th century to 1500 ce, a series of major polities emerged in the Sudanic zone between the Niger River and the Atlantic. All drew significant resources from long-distance and...

Education and the Study of Africa

Corrie Decker.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9459 words.

Though some historians and anthropologists have examined precolonial or indigenous forms of socialization, most contemporary studies of education focus on formal education that came to the...

Egypt

Farha Ghannam.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12324 words.

The Arab Republic of Egypt, with around 85 million inhabitants, is the second most populous African country. Located mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula stretching into Asia,...

Environment

A. T. Grove.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13466 words.

The environment of Africa, as it is considered here, includes the atmosphere and its behavior over the long and short term; the rocks underlying the continent; its relief and minerals;...

Famine

Daniel Maxwell and Merry Fitzpatrick.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9214 words.

Famine is now generally described as an extreme crisis of access to adequate food, manifested in widespread malnutrition and loss of life due to starvation and infectious disease. The use...