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. https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/trans-boundary-water-activism-people%E2%80%99s-engagement-managing-critical-resource 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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Being an Academic 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 →

The Nile: Ethiopian and Egyptian narrativesالنيل سرديات إثيوبية وأخرى مصرية

the Article I published in Egyptian newspaper ( shorouknews) after I had attended the  event "Let's talk about water" that hosted by UNESCO-IHE in delft on saturday 11/2/2017. نشر فى : الجمعة 17 فبراير 2017 - 9:55 م | آخر تحديث : الجمعة 17 فبراير 2017 - 9:55 م يُطلق على نهر النيل أو بشكل... Continue Reading →

‘Africanist’ Scholar Community in Egypt

Last September,  I was invited to friends/family gathering at Dr.Hedar Ibrahim Aly's place here in Cairo.  This gathering was a kind gesture by Dr.Hedar and his wife to thank who supported and prayed for him in his ailment. Dr. Heder is a sociologist has contributed in Sudanese thoughts mainly in criticizing the Islamism in Sudan. At Dr.Hedar's... Continue Reading →

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