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Centre of African Studies

Africa Seminar series

Series of academic seminars focusing on Africa, organised by the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London 

Mondays at 5 - 7pm in Room 4429, SOAS Russell Square College Buildings 
For more information contact: 

Angelica Baschiera at CAS: cas@soas.ac.uk Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7898 4370

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Forthcoming Events

Economic Growth, Rural Assets and Prosperity. Exploring a twenty year record from Tanzania

Dan Brockington (University of Sheffield)

Many measures of poverty suggest that recent economic growth has benefitted a fortunate few, but not many of the worst off, particularly in rural areas. Professor Brockington will present a different picture.

22 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Electrifying and Watering Northern Nigerian Cities in the Era of British Colonial Rule, 1923-1945

Dr. Philip Akpen (University of Abuja)

In Nigeria, during the colonial period, administrative headquarters, commercial centre’s and railway terminus were all provided with either major electricity and water schemes or partial supplies. Dr Akpen's study further revealed that electricity and water supply transformed the colonial urban space and created new social and economic order.

29 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms. The Roots of Impermanence

Dr Maxim Bolt (Author -University of Birmingham), Prof. JoAnn McGregor (University of Sussex), Prof. Deborah James (LSE)

Maxim Bolt explores the lives of Zimbabwean migrant labourers, of settled black farm workers and their dependants, and of white farmers and managers, as they intersect on the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa.

18 April 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM