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Childbearing in Practice: Expectations and Experiences among the Fulbe in Central Mali A
Gouvernance de la sécurité au Bénin : les chasseurs néo-traditionnels dans le système sécuritaire A
Migration et Savoirs. Reconstruction ethnographique des itinéraires et périples de l'apprentissage sur le parcours migratoire de jeune Éthiopiennes entre l'Éthiopie et l'Allemagne A
PEOPLE WITHOUT AN ORIGIN: The 'Abid Ghbonton. A Historical Anthropology A
Religion and Nature in Africa: The Case of Matobo National Park and its Vicinity A
Reproductive Dilemmas in the Pro-natalist Sudan: Perceptions of Causes, Treatment Practices, and Consequences of Female Infertility in the Town of Tamboul A
Station Ventures: Road Transport, Roadside Economies and Urban Hustle in Ghana A
Struggling for visibility. The politics of diabetes diagnostics in Uganda A
Studierende als Akteure im politischen Wandel Afrikas. Eine vergleichende Analyse studentischer Mobilisierung und Organisation in Mali und Kenia A
The Modernity of Witchcraft in the Ghanaian Online Setting A
The Politics of Religious Sound, Religious Diversity and Conflict in Ghana A
Traditional Islamic Scholarly Culture in Northern Cameroon, 1900 to the Present A
Domínios conceituais das construções locativas, existenciais, comitativas e possessivas em línguas bantas B
Estudo da voz verbal em Kizómbò (H.16k) B
Icons of Zimbabwe's Crisis and their Interpretation by European Union Officials B
La perception du milieu naturel à travers la littérature orale Touareg Kel Aïr du Niger B
La vente des produits de santé dans les cars interurbains au Cameroun : une analyse interactionnelle B
The Basic Narrative of National Unity and Peace in Cameroonian Political Speeches: A Discourse Analytical Perspective B
The Production of a Terrortorium, a Terrortory, and an ImagiNation: Fictioning Namibia as a Space of Desire under the Shadows of German Colonialism, South African Apartheid, and the Namibian Liberation Struggle B
Towards A South African "Post-Pastoralism": Alternative Environmentalisms and Multispecies Narratives in Selected Post-Apartheid South African Literature B
Gender Equality Legislation and Institutions at the Local Level in Kenya: Experiences of the Maasai C
Le foncier urbain à Bamako / Mali - Processus dans l'impasse et diligence des acteurs face à l'équation C
Local State Institution-Building and the Unfulfilled Promise of Participatory Development: The case of Ghana C
Logiques sociales de la solidarité envers les personnes vivant avec le VIH: Etude de cas menée dans les zones transfrontalières de la Côte d'Ivoire avec le Ghana et du Ghana avec le Togo C
"Recently there were a lot of changes" - Translations of the "Adaptation to Climate Change Paradigm" in Rwanda C
Regionalization of Higher Education in Africa and the Operationalization of the African Union Higher Education Harmonization Strategy C
Space - Food - Society: Changing Food Consumption Practices of the Emerging Urban Middle Class in Meqele, Ethiopia - A Relational Approach of Local Dynamics and Spatial Manifestations of Socio-Cultural Transformation Processes C
The Making of a Petro-state: Governmentality and Development Practice in Uganda's Albertine Graben C
Translations of urban regulation within the relation of Kigali (Rwanda) and Singapore C
À Goma on sait jamais... Jugend im ganz normalen Ausnahmezustand in Goma, DR Kongo

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A New Institutional Economics Approach to Cross Border Small Business: A Case Study of Goma/Gisenyi Border

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Competing and Conflicting Power Dynamics in Waqfs in Kenya, 1900-2010

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Corporate Social Responsibility Conduct/Disclosure In the Experience of Sudanese Islamic Banks, 2008-2010

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Debating Sufism: The Tijāniyya and its Opponents

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Der Versuch zu bleiben. Dammbau und Krise im sudanesischen Niltal

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Die Ordnung hinter der Ordnung. Ethnographie einer islamischen Geheimwissenschaft (Senegal)

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Dispute Settlement in Eastern Guinea-Bissau. Self-presentations, Stories and Agency

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Dynamics of Identity Formation and Legal Pluralism: the Case of Customary, State and Religious Dispute Resolutions among the Siltie People, Southern Ethiopia

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Generationen-Bande.Ordnung, Praxis und Geschichte der Generationenbeziehungen bei den Lama (Kabiye) im nördlichen Togo

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Identity and Lifestyles Construction in Multi-ethnic Shantytowns: a case study of Al-Baraka community in Khartoum, Sudan

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"In between Life and Death" - HIV-Positive Women in Lesotho and their Obstetric Choices

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Intimität und Sexualität vor der Ehe. Werbung (courtship) und Werte im Wandel in Kumasi und Endwa (Ghana)

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Kleinhandel unter schwierigen institutionellen Voraussetzungen - Reaktionen, Strategien und Lösungen der Händler auf dem Chisokone-Markt in Kitwe/Sambia

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Land, Power and Identity: The politics of scale and violent conflict in Masisi, "DR Congo"

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Lasten tragen, Moderne befördern. Wanderarbeit, Jugend, Erwachsenwerden und ihre geschlechtsspezifischen Differenzierungen in Ghana

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La traite des enfants et l'application des conventions internationales relatives aux droits de l'enfant en République du Bénin

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Local actors and institutions of conflict resolution: the case of the Bambadinca Sector (Eastern Guinea-Bissau)

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L'usage des mémoires et discours dans les pratiques de légitimation : "Le cas de l'autorité locale chez les Lokpa du Nord-Bénin et chez les Lokpa et Lama du Nord-Togo, 1898-2010"

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Militarization in Post-1986 Uganda: Politics, Military and Society Interpenetration

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Modernizing Indigenous Priesthood and Revitalizing Old Shrines: Current Developments on Ghana's Religious Landscape

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Networking the Nomads: a Study of Tablīghī Jamāʽat among the Borana of Northern Kenya

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Organisation - Vernetzung - Bewegung. Frauenbewegungen in Kenia und Brasilien

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Pilgrimages and Sycretism: Religious Transformation among the Arsi Oromo of Ethiopia

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Polygyny Among the Middleclass in Ghana: An Anthropological Study of Urban Family Life

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Recits d'Origine et de Fondation des Communautes Nomades et Sedentaires du Tassili n Azjer (Algerie/Libye)

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Refugee Women and the Experience of Local Integration in Nairobi, Kenya

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Religious Syncretism and Dispute Settlement: A Study of Sufi Shrine in North Eastern Ethiopia

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Straßenhandel mit Souvenirs im Senegal: Akteure, Arbeit und Organisation

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Technology-Culture Dialogue: Cultural and Sociotechnical Appropriation of Mobile Phones in Ethiopia

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The Izala-movement in Nigeria: Its Split, Relationship to Sufis and Perception of Sharia Re-Implementation

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The Manjaco facing uncertainty: At the crossroads of local and universal knowledge

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The Media in Society: Religious Radio Stations, Socio-Religious Discourse and National Cohesion in Tanzania

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The Re-implementation of Sharia in Northern Nigeria and the Education of Muslim Women 1999-2007

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The Religious Men in Jebel Marra: The Process of Learning and the Performance of Islamic Rituals and Practices

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The Transformation of Aladura Christianity in Nigeria

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The Witch is not a Witch: The Dynamics and Contestations of Witchcraft Accusations in Northern Ghana

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Towards a History of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ethiopia since the 1960s

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Vigilantism, State, and Society in Plateau State, Nigeria: A History of Plural Policing (1950 to the present)

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Zwischen Suffering und Styling. Nigerianische Migrantinnen beiderseits des Estrecho

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Angolan Kuduro: Carga, Aesthetic Duelling, and Pleasure Politics performed through Music and Dance

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"Apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time" The translation of biblical metaphors in Hausa and Swahili

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Articulation du discours dans le Songhay. Pour une réflexion syntaxique et semantico-pragmatique à partir de quelques connecteurs du Songhay-Zarma

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Bible Translation and Language Elaboration: The Igbo Experience

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Businified Political Discourse on the State of the South African Nation: A Dialogue between Presidential Speeches and Newspaper Reports

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Description comparative des langues du sous-groupe Bia Nord: agni, baule, anufo

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Die Einheit der Kinder Gihangas. Kulturelle Dynamiken und politische Fiktionen der Neugestaltung von Gemeinschaft in Ruanda.

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Enfances. De quelques recueils francophones de récits d'enfance

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Ent-Täuschung des weißen Blicks. Rassismussensible Strategien für eine ideologiekritische Filmanalyse

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Etude du ngbem, parler gangam de Koumongou. Description et analyse comparative

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Exploring Ethnically-Marked Varieties of Kenyan English: Intonation and Associated Attitudes

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Framing texts/Framing social spaces: the conceptualisation of literary translation and its discourses in three centuries of Swahili literature

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Fula spoken in the city of Maroua (Northern Cameroon). A sociolinguistic insight into its use by non-ethnic speakers

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Funeral Performances in Kenya: A Contribution to Communicative Genre Analysis

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Gender and Marriage: An Exploration of Changes in Marital Relations in Southwestern Nigeria, 1914-1960

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Gender in Media Discourse: The Discursive Construction of Gender in Nigerian Newspapers

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International Environmental Law and Trans-boundary Resource Co-operation Frameworks in the Lake Victoria Basin: An Assessment of Effectiveness

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Islamic Construction of Gender in Accra: The Role of Islamic Religious Authorities in Mediating Marital Conflicts

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Kenyan Community Radio: Players, Production Processes and Participation

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Kindheit, Autobiografik und Interkulturalität. Eine vergleichende Studie zu Kindheitstexten von Laye Camara, Elias Canetti, Jean-Martin Tchaptchet und Yusuf Yeşilöz

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Kulturtransfer in der Übersetzung von Literatur und Film am Beispiel von Semèbene Ousmanes Novelle Niiwam und deren Verfilmung Niiwam der lange Weg

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Le mythe de l'Albinos dans les Récits Subsahariens Francophones

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L'environnementalisme en Afrique francophone. La représentation de l'environnement dans la littérature et le cinéma africains francophones au sud du Sahara.

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Les discours sur l'homosexualité au Sénégal. L'analyse d'une lutte représentationnelle.

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Le sena̰r (langue senufo du Burkina Faso): éléments de description et d’influence du jula véhiculaire dans un contexte de contact de langues

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L'intraduisible en question. Problématique linguistique africaine et décolonisation conceptuelle, une lecture critique

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Managing Irreecha Ritual: Religion and Politics in Post 1991 Ethiopia

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Narrating the Self and Nation in Kenyan Autobiographical Writings

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Narrative Voice and Focalization in the Narration of Generational Conflicts in Selected Kiswahili Novels

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Performative Künste in Äthiopien: Internationale Kulturbeziehungen und postkoloniale Artikulationen

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Persistent images of "the other" in cultural tourism: The interplay between Maasai's and tourists' imaginations and their face-to-face interactions

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(Re)mapping Luanda. Nostalgie & Utopie in der ästhetischen Praxis

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Sensibilisation contre le VIH/SIDA au Cameroun: Analyse sémiolinguistique des affiches

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Sharia implementation, filmmaking, and Muslim discourses: Analysis of contestations and negotiations between culamāɔ and Kannywood filmmakers in northern Nigeria

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Spectacles of Displacement, Institutional and Vernacular Photography on Refugees in Dadaab, North-Eastern Kenya

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Spoken Word Goes Digital. Performance Poetry und Social Media in Harare (SIMBABWE) und Johannesburg (SÜDAFRIKA). Eine gendersensible Analyse.

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State/Society: Narrating Transformations in Selected African Novels

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'That's not who I am': Knowledge production and female same-sexuality in KwaZulu-Natal

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The Local and Global Dynamics of Moroccan Music Festivals

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The Media and Terrorism: Editorial Cartoons, Framing and Legitimacy in the Kenyan Press, 1998-2008

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The Perception of HIV/AIDS among Students in North-Eastern Nigeria

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The Poem of the Palanquin. A Text Edition of the "Utendi wa Haudaji" together with a Textual Analysis Approaching the Style of the Nineteenth-Century Swahili Utendi

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The Utendi wa Yusufu. A Critical Edition of the Swahili Poem of Yusuf and a Study of its Adaptation at the Swahili Coast.

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Traduire des textes sur le VIH et le sida en basaa: Cas des affiches et des dépliants

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Transgression in the Modern Swahili Novel: a Comparative Approach to Narratives and their Reception

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[Un/doing Sophiatown] Contemporary reverberations of a myth and in a suburb

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Zwischen wirklichen Räumen und digitalen Aneignungsmodi: Nutzerkonstruktionen des Internets in Nairobi/Kenia

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Charity Drops. Water Provision and the Politics of the Zakat Chamber in Khartoum, Sudan

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Coming Full Circle. Return migration and job-hunting experiences of Cameroonian and Ghanaian graduates from Germany

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CONFLICTS, NARRATIVES OF ENTITLEMENT AND COMPETING VIEWS OVER NECH SAR NATIONAL PARK, ETHIOPIA

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Dynamic Tensions, Civil Society and Development of the Disability Rights Movement

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Environment and Social Memories: Responses to Involuntary Resettlement in North-Western Zimbabwe, c. 1900-2000

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Ethnotourismus in der Kalahari

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Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana and Uganda: Development and Application of the Achievement Stages Model

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Housing finance strategies of informal settlement dwellers. Factors of influence and the impacts of planned interventions in Dar es Salaam

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Inter-firm Relationships and Governance Structures. A study of the Ethiopian leather and leather products industry value chain

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Localized Adaptation to Climate Change: Pastoral Agency under Changing Environments in Dry Land Parts of Upper Awash Valley, Ethiopia

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MOBILE TESTS - EINFACHES WISSEN: Zur Laboratorisierung und Projektifizierung der Malariadiagnose im ländlichen Uganda

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Negotiating behavioural change: regime interaction in environmental governance in Ghana

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Power Relations of Development: The Case of Dam Construction in the Nubian Homeland, Sudan

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Socio-Ecological Dynamics in the Lower River Nyando Basin, Kenya

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Surviving in a Conflict Environment: Market Women and Changing Socioeconomic Relations in Jos, Nigeria - 2001–2010

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The History of Use and Conservation of Marine Resources in Zanzibar: Nineteenth Century to the Present

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Transnational Migration-Development Nexus: The Engagement of Ethiopian Diaspora Associations Based in Germany

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Undeveloped Adaptation - Climate risks, vulnerability and household well-being in Mwingi / Kenya

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