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The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa - A special issue of Politique africaine

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A special issue of the  internationally renowned journal Politique Africaine adresses the theme "The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa". Link to special issue (2021/3): https://www.cairn.info/revue-politique-africaine-2021-3.htm

Based on the papers of this issue, IFRA-Nigeria organised an online seminar on Wednesday 27 April from 4pm to 6pm (WAT, Lagos & UTC+1, London).

Research on drugs in Africa has struggled to rid itself of assumptions inherited from the colonial period and the global war on drugs launched in the 1980s. Existing research on drugs (cannabis, cocaine and opiates) is often commissioned by states and is part of a primarily political and security agenda. In the context of growing public debate on the legalisation of drugs, such as cannabis, in several African countries, as well as the continued predominance of prohibitionist discourses, this special issue is timely. Contributions to the special issue aim to challenge existing research on drugs and break with an approach that remains mostly focussed on security.

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Séminaire en ligne : "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales (19-21e siècle)"

CarousselTouchelayMercredi 9 mars 2022 à 16h, l'IFRA-Nigeria a organisé séminaire de recherche en ligne sur le thème "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales en Afrique de l'Ouest (XIXè-XXè siècles)" avec Béatrice Touchelay (Université de Lille, rattachée à l'Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS), UMR CNRS 8529 et détachée en 2021-2022 au laboratoire TELEMMe UMR CNRS 7303 Université Aix-Marseille). Elle était accueillie en séjour de recherche à Ibadan en février 2022.

Le séminaire a eu lieu sur Zoom, le 9 mars 2022 à 16h.

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Seminar on language documentation - Prof. Bernard Caron

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Bernard Caron, Emeritus Research Director at LLACAN (UMR 8135, CNRS-INALCO-EPHE), posted at IFRA from 2017 to 2019, presented a seminar on language documentation on Thursday, November 18. It was a preview of the final website of the ANR project NaijaSynCor (A syntactic treebank, a parser and a wiktionary for Naija), which he directed from February 2017 to September 2021.

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Online Research Seminar Series - West African History - #2

CarousselIFRA-Nigeria hosted in September-October 2021, the second session of our Online Research Seminar Series on West African History with 5 historians from the region: 

Dr Edwige Zagre (Université Norbert Zongo, Burkina Faso)
Dr George Meyiri Bob-Milliar (KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana)
Tayo Agunbiade (Independent Researcher, Nigeria)
Dr Safiatou Diallo (CIRD, Guinea)
Dr Macham Mangut (University of Jos, Nigeria)

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Online doctoral seminar 2: "Coexisting waterscapes in N’Djamena: moral economy of porting versus infrastructural network expansion?" with Ismael Maazaz

2ND ONLINE DOCTORAL SEMINAR: "COEXISTING WATERSCAPES IN N'DJAMENA"

On Thursday 21st of May, at 1pm, IFRA-Nigeria hosted its second online doctoral seminar through Facebook live. The seminar on “Coexisting waterscapes in N’Djamena: moral economy of porting versus infrastructural network expansion?"  was facilitated by Ismael Maazaz, a PhD candidate in African Studies, at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.

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