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Fulani Creation

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

These West African people of Mali say that the world was created from a drop of milk, perhaps suggesting an earlier mother goddess ex nihilo creation (see also Creation from ...

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Fulani Creation

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

These West African people of Mali say that the world was created from a drop of milk, perhaps suggesting an earlier mother goddess ex nihilo creation (see also Creation from ...

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Fulani Creation

David Adams Leeming and Margaret Adams Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Creation Myths

January 1994; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 171 words.

These West African people of Mali say that the world was created from a drop of milk, perhaps suggesting an

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Uthman Dan Fodio  (1754)

edmund abaka.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1655 words.

Fulani Muslim scholar, led an important intellectual reform movement that culminated in the creation of the Sokoto Caliphate (present-day northern

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Gueno's Eye Becomes the Sun

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Fulani/Senegal)

In the pantheon of gods, Gueno is the creator.

The mountains were initially soft, but Gueno, the god of creation, and eternal, gave the power to the...

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Sokoto Caliphate Islamic empire that united much of Hausaland from 1804 to 1903.

Esperanza Brizvela-Garcia.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 717 words.

The Sokoto caliphate conquered and united for the first time the Hausa States of present-day northern Nigeria, under the leadership of a mostly Fulani aristocracy. It also incorporated...

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Guinea

Mohamed Saliou Camara.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13133 words.

The land, societies, and cultures that constitute the present-day Republic of Guinea played an important part in the rich past of West Africa, including the founding of centralized states...

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Said, Umar ibn

Allan D. Austin.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1458 words.

Islamic slave and autobiographer, was African born and also known as Omar, Uncle Moro, and Moreau. The son of moderately wealthy parents in Futa Toro (northeastern Senegal), whom he...

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Tuareg Ethnic group of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, and Libya.

Elizabeth Heath.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 814 words.

Often called “the blue people” because of the color that the indigo dye of their clothing leaves on their skin, the Tuareg are a seminomadic people who live in the western and...

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Conservation in Africa Allocation and management of natural resources in Africa.

Heidi Glaesel Frontani.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1219 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...

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Cameroon

Eric Young.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3287 words.

Cameroon, the country where West and Central Africa meet, is in many ways a microcosm of the continent. Rich in natural resources and ecologically diverse, the mountainous country is...

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Griot Professional poet-musician and storyteller in West Africa; known for a style of performance, typically accompanied by a string or percussion instrument.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1215 words.

Most griots are found in gambia, Mali, and Senegal. Within these countries, griots exist among the Mandinka (also known as Malinke) peoples, who are West African speakers of related...

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Nigeria

Okey Ndibe.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4846 words.

The Niger River is Nigeria’s most remarkable physical feature, as well as the source of its name. But Africa’s most populous nation did not even have a name, nor for that matter a...

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Part II Federal and Hybrid Federal Systems in Africa, 4 Constitutional Infidelity and Federalism in Nigeria

Rotimi T. Suberu.

in Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa

August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 32 pages. 14849 words.

This chapter assesses the varieties, sources, consequences, and challenges of constitutional infidelity in the Nigerian federal system under the 1999 Constitution. Constitutional infidelity...

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Writing, History of, in Africa

Konrad Tuchscherer.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3807 words.

Africa’s contribution to the art and science of writing has gone largely unacknowledged or underappreciated in the annals of history. The common myth and prejudice against Africa as a...

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Black Politics

Omar H. Ali.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6091 words.

In the decades following Reconstruction, African Americans continued to push for an expansion of their democratic rights, despite facing increasing political marginalization and economic...

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African City: An Interpretation

Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2374 words.

In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanization was above all a spatial process, bringing, as geographer Akin Mabogunje has put it, relatively large numbers of people into a relatively small...

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (1981)

Fatsah Ouguergouz.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 8821 words.

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Colonialism and the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Nigeria

Hakeem O Yusuf.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 10031 words.

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Adoption of the colonial template of governance by successive postcolonial governments in Nigeria has limited the ambit of transitional justice,...

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Part III Decentralisation, Local Government, and Constitutionalism, 13 Cameroon and the Anomalies of Decentralisation with a Centralist Mindset

Charles M. Fombad.

in Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa

August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 39 pages. 20020 words.

This chapter focuses on the process of decentralisation in Cameroon. With the possible exception of the 2005 constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Cameroonian...

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The Demarcation of Straddling Villages in Accordance with the International Court of Justice Jurisprudence: The Cameroon–Nigeria Experience

Gbenga Oduntan.

in Chinese Journal of International Law

March 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Law. 21017 words.

Abstract

Bi a ba ran eniyan ni ise eru ologbon afi ti omo je (Where instructions are insensitive and befitting of a slave, a...

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