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Comoro Islands

Ian Walker.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10901 words.

The four islands of the Comoro archipelago lie across the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between the African mainland and Madagascar. At the far southern reaches of the monsoon wind...

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...

Congo River Basin States

John Yoder and J. Jeffrey Hoover.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14342 words.

Throughout the forests and savannas of the great Congo Basin, families and Houses have organized for hunting, gathering, farming, and trading for at least two millennia. Life in the region...

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...

Crime and the Law in Colonial Africa

Richard Waller.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 20946 words.

The field of crime and the law in Africa is now vast. This bibliography limits its scope to sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) and to the colonial period. Nonetheless, the field...

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;...

Environmental History

Gregory H. Maddox.

in African Studies

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16629 words.

Environmental history, the study of how human societies and the natural world shape each other over time, developed fairly recently as a distinct field of historical inquiry. It emerged in...

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....