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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,...

Disease and African Society

Shane Doyle.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13418 words.

Disease in Africa has been the subject of a large number of rich studies. This article’s focus on disease causation derives from the emphasis on the political, economic, and cultural...

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;...

Equatorial Guinea

Alicia Campos Serrano.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10703 words.

The state of Equatorial Guinea is the product of the patchy Spanish colonization in the Gulf of Guinea since the mid-19th century and the success of the nationalist movement in obtaining a...

Eritrea

Dan Connell.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12481 words.

Human settlement in Eritrea stretches back at least 10,000 years with tools discovered in the Barka Valley dating from 8000 bce and cave paintings in Akele Guzai and Sahel from 6000 bce....

Ethiopia

David H. Shinn.

in African Studies

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13379 words.

Ethiopia is perhaps the origin of humankind; it is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest civilization, the second most populous country in all of Africa, and the world’s most populous landlocked...

Family Planning

Emily Callaci.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 5641 words.

Family planning, as defined by contemporary institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), refers to the range of...

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...

Feminism

Desiree Lewis.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 7187 words.

Contemporary forms of feminist activism in Africa originated in women’s participation in nationalist struggles during the 1960s. Women’s experiences of armed struggle and activism...

Food and Food Production

Ayodeji Olukoju.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9307 words.

The transition from a hunter-gatherer existence to food production and urbanization was a turning point in human history. In Africa, the acclaimed cradle of the human race, the...

French Colonial Rule

Ruth Ginio and Jennifer Sessions.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15568 words.

The French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th century with the invasion of Ottoman Algiers in 1830, conquests in West...

Gabon

Jeremy Rich.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10543 words.

Located in West Central Africa, Gabon is a country on the South Atlantic coast. The equator passes through the center of the country. Largely made up of rainforests, Gabon has been the home...