Trans-boundary water activism: People’s engagement in managing a critical resource

my piece about water activism in Africa with focusing on the Nile basin, released today on Pambazuka special issue ( Activism in Africa).. welcome your comments. In Africa, water activism is characterized by building collective visions and sharing knowledge and experiences about the resource. But targeting state water policies and agitating for reform does... Continue Reading →

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You Don’t have information!

After I back from my first phase of fieldwork, I had a meeting with my supervisor discussing what was going on the field and the primary findings; obviously, the recent escalation of latent conflict among the three Blue Nile countries was part of our trials to analyze the situation. then my supervisor told me "you [Egypt] don't... Continue Reading →

Water in Egypt Vision 2030 and Ethiopia 2020 المياه في رؤية مصر 2030 وإثيوبيا 2020

This opinion article I published in Shorouk newspaper to map how both Ethiopia and Egypt allocate water issue in their development strategies. my conclusion is both of countries do not mention/consider in their development vision that the Nile is a sharing resource that acquires transboundary cooperation first!. تتمثل إشكالية التنمية فى أن وصفة واحدة تصلح... Continue Reading →

Being an Academic scholar out of the nation borders

As a graduate of political science and working in political science academia, I am usually questioning the objectives of my researches; are they for nation interests or reforms or they are for promoting abstract values and universal principles?! I graduated from political science school and my career is doing researches and teaching in the field of political science.  the mission of the faculty I... Continue Reading →

Brand Industries and Shea producing in Ghana

The African Studies Center shared in its newsletter, field work story from Ghana where is the center of Shea production in the world. The story is by Alice Kubo is a PhD candidate in the research project Society and Change in Northern Ghana: Dagomba, Gonja, and the Regional Perspective on Ghanaian History. such research work made me... Continue Reading →

Resistance Flags: Oromo, Biafra and Libya

Yesterday, in African Studies Center (Leiden University), there was a seminar about how Nigerian popular culture captured Biafra war.  the seminar was by Rantimi Jays Julius-Adeoye, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria and discussant was Okey Ndubueze, he is Nigerian professor originally from Biafra area. what caught my eye in the presentation is the flag of Biafra... Continue Reading →

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