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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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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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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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Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Died 1059? Islamic scholar and one of the founders of the Almoravids movement; also known as Abdullah b. Yasin al-Gazuli and Abdallah ibn Rasin.

The Almoravids movement of Abd...

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Abd al-Qadir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — African Studies.

(d. 1883)

Algerian independence leader, Sufi mystic, and poet. Born in Algeria to a notable Moroccan family. Became involved in the Algerian independence movement after the French...

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Abd al-Qadir (1807–1883)

Marian Aguiar.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 523 words.

Considered a hero of anticolonial resistance by many contemporary Algerians, Abd al-Qadir created an Arab-Berber alliance to oppose French expansion

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Abdias Nascimento

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

An Afro-Brazilian scholar and writer, Abdias do Nascimento was born on 14 March 1914 in Franca, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. His grandparents were slaves from Africa. After slavery was ...

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Abdou Diouf

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — African Studies.

(b. 7 Mar. 1935).

President of Senegal 1981–2000 Born in Louga, he was educated at the University of Dakar, and graduated in law from the University of Paris. Upon his return to...

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Abé

Ari Nave.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 61 words.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some five dozen

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Abé

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...

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Abebe Bikila

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — African Studies.

1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the ...

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Eric Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 314 words.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of the Oyo Kingdom. ...

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Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

1936–Expatriate Mauritanian film director whose films focus on the experiences of Africans abroad.

The son of farmers, Med Hondo was raised in the Atar region of Mauritania on the...

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Abidjan

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Largest city and chief seaport in Côte d’Ivoire, located in the southeastern part of the country.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié...

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 585 words.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf

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Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937–1998)

Okey Ndibe.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 567 words.

On June 12 1993, the popular businessman Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola won a long-awaited presidential election in Nigeria,

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Abrahams, Peter (1919–)

Kate Tuttle.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 416 words.

The son of an Ethiopian father and a mother of French and African descent, Peter Abrahams was considered “Coloured” in

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