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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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East African Community

Robert Fay.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 425 words.

The East African Community (EAC) is modeled in part on the European Economic Community. It was created by

East African Community

Overview page. Subjects: World History — African Studies.

(1967–77)

An economic association of East African countries. It began with a declaration of intent (June 1963) between Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to improve trade, communications,...

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Economic Community of West African States

Robert Fay.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 346 words.

Modeled after the European Economic Community, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeks to promote regional

Jewish Communities in North Africa

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Communities of Jews who settled in North Africa during a series of migrations beginning before the Roman conquest of the region.

Until the 1960s, North Africa was home to one ...

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THE LEBANESE COMMUNITIES OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE

CHRIS BIERWIRTH.

in African Affairs

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The Lebanese diaspora in Côte d'Ivoire is divided into two distinct communities: the established families, or durables, which have been in the country for two or three generations, and the...

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Indian Communities in Africa

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

South Asian immigrants and their descendants in East Africa and South Africa.

In 1972 Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda, ordered the immediate expulsion of Asians—as people of...

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Indian Communities in Africa

Marian Aguiar.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 2109 words.

In 1972 Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda, ordered the immediate expulsion of Asians—as people of Indian or

Southern African Development Community

Jessica Hochman.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 353 words.

During the 1960s a sense of common purpose developed among the countries in southern Africa that were involved in struggles

Southern African Development Community

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — African Studies.

Group of southern African nations promoting economic growth and development and economic interdependence.

During the 1960s a sense of common purpose developed among the countries...

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After restitution: Community, litigation and governance in South African land reform

Christiaan Beyers and Derick Fay.

in African Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9670 words.

This article considers the fracturing of “community” and the turn to litigation in the wake of nominally settled land restitution claims in South Africa. We describe emergent incongruence...

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Jewish Communities in North Africa

Aguiar Marian.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 874 words.

Until the 1960s, North Africa was home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the world. Egypt figures prominently

The Impact of Economic Partnership Agreements in Countries of the Southern African Development Community

Alexander Keck and Roberta Piermartini.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2008; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 13286 words.

In the context of economic partnership agreements (EPAs) currently under negotiation between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, trade is meant to be...

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Under the gaze of the ‘big nations’: Refugees, rumours and the international community in Tanzania

Simon Turner.

in African Affairs

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

In most academic literature refugees are portrayed either as those who lack what national citizens have or as a threat to the national order of things. This article explores the effects of...

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Entanglements of private security and community policing in South Africa and Swaziland

Tessa Diphoorn and Helene Maria Kyed.

in African Affairs

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9966 words.

Security in Africa is seldom a public good provided by the state, but is frequently something you pay for or acquire by turning to various non-state or community actors. The privatization...

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Social capital and civil war: The Dinka communities in Sudan’s civil war

Luka Biong Deng.

in African Affairs

April 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 7787 words.

It is generally assumed that violent conflict has a negative effect on social capital, and war zones are considered to be ‘zones of social capital deficiency’. This article challenges this...

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Democratizing Security or Decentralizing Repression? The ambiguities of community policing in Kenya

Mutuma Ruteere and Marie‐Emmanuelle Pommerolle.

in African Affairs

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

Crime, and the means to control it, are major preoccupations for the citizens of Nairobi. Traditional policing methods have failed to curb a rising tide of criminality, with members of the...

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Land grabbing and NGO advocacy in Liberia: A deconstruction of the ‘homogeneous community’

Kieran Gilfoy.

in African Affairs

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9436 words.

The literature on the “new global land grab” has to date been preoccupied with macro and theoretical studies, resulting in a lack of in-depth local studies. This article uses a Liberian...

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Feckless and reckless or forbearing and resourceful? Looking behind the stereotypes of HIV and AIDS in “fishing communities”

Elizabeth Westaway, Janet Seeley and Edward Allison.

in African Affairs

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8285 words.

Over the last decade evidence has emerged suggesting that in many countries fisherfolk, as an occupational group, are at greater risk to HIV and AIDS than the general adult population. This...

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Briefing — Darfur: The international community’s failure to protect

Nick Grono.

in African Affairs

October 2006; p ublished online October 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 4554 words.

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Brotherhood solidarity, education and migration: The role of the Dahiras among the Murid muslim community of New York

Cheikh Anta Babou.

in African Affairs

April 2002; p ublished online April 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The recent history of the Muridiyya is marked by an increasing urbanization of the brotherhood. Mostly confined to the Peanut Basin of Senegal until the end of the Second World War, the...

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