ASCL Community News February 2017

Adewale Adebanwi

Community fellow Prof. Wale Adebanwi, former visiting fellow at the ASCL, has been appointed Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the University of Oxford. He currently is Associate Professor, Program in African American and African Studies, University of California, USA. He will be joining the African Studies Centre in Oxford in July 2017. 

Community fellow Dr Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour has been appointed full Professor of Economics at the University of Khartoum in Sudan in December 2016. She will remain an Affiliated Researcher at UNU-MERIT in Maastricht. Dr Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour was a visiting fellow at the ASCL in 2009.


Samson Bezabeh has a new article out: Africa's unholy migrants: Mobility and migrant morality in the age of borders, African Affairs 2017, 116 (462): 1-17. doi: 10.1093/afraf/adw046. This article sheds new light on the migration of Africans to the European Union by looking at how spatial mobility relates to migrant morality, informed by in-depth qualitative interviews with members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Paris. 
Harry Verhoeven has a new book out: Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven: Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780190611354. The first day-by-day, week-by-week chronicle of how a group of African revolutionaries came together to overthrow the old Congolese tyrant Mobutu, but were unable to share power and fell out, resulting in the deaths of millions of people.
Stef Vandeginste has a new Working Paper out: Exit Arusha? Trajectoires d’éloignement du partage du pouvoir au Burundi / Exit Arusha? Pathways from Power-Sharing in Burundi. The Working Paper marks the start of a book project about the rise, functioning and – in particular – the decline of (consociational and other) power-sharing in Burundi.