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On Thursday 2nd May Dr Olly Owen will be visiting us from the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford to deliver his research paper ‘Tax Reform in Nigeria– Oil, Transition and Legitimacy’. Abstract Nigeria is in the midst of a transition away from decades of oil-reliance and faces a future where the state…
Abstract On 19 April 2016, a day after Zimbabwe’s independence day commemorations, a young clergyman, Pastor Evan Mawarire, posted on his Facebook page an anguished monologue about the deepening economic, social and political crisis in Zimbabwe. The video quickly went viral and was soon being reported on by local and international news organisations. In the…
In this seminar Marjoke Oosterom will speak about the perceptions of ‘violent youth’ in Africa and recent youth involvement in urban protest in Zimbabwe in particular. She will then discuss the findings of a study in a rural district town in Zimbabwe, where partisan actors control many of the economic opportunities available to young people;…
The Leeds University Centre for African studies is delighted that Dr Alan Msosa will join us as the first speaker in our semester 2 seminar series. Alan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics’ Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York. He is also as affiliate with the University of…
  LUCAS is proud to co-host this fascinating round table discussion in partnership with the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Who tells the story of new Chinese and American expansions across Africa? What narratives about those foreign involvements dominate the global news agenda? Are these relationships framed as partnerships or…
*Please note that this event has been postponed until Semester 2 2018/19. Date TBC* The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce our next speaker in the LUCAS Seminar Series, Professor Philani Moyo from Fort Harare University, South Africa. Professor Moyo will be discussing ‘Climate change, rural poverty and inequality in the…
The penultimate lecture in the LUCAS Autumn Term seminar series will be delivered by Dr Ini Dele Adedeji from the SOAS. Dr Dele-Adedeji will be presenting his paper: “Known unknowns and unknown unknowns: Perception, reality and disputation in the field of study on Boko Haram”. Abstract Compared to other movements bearing similar characteristics, the field…
Our final presentation in the LUCAS Autumn Term Seminar Series will be delivered by Dr Jones Adu-Gyamfi from the University of Bradford. Dr Adu-Gyamfi will be delivering his paper entitled ‘Youth Entrepreneurship and Micro-Finance in Ghana”. Abstract The research examined micro-finance to youth entrepreneurs in Ghana. The government of Ghana is committed to reducing poverty…
LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Akin Iwilade (LUCAS), ‘Everyday youth mobilisations in the Nigerian oil delta’ Friday 1 June, 4pm Grant Room (311), School of History, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds This paper examines the subtle influences that respectability and contingent action exert on the self imagination and social mobilisation of youth. Placing the…
University of Leeds School of History War and Peace seminar Jethro Norman (Leeds): Non-State Security Actors in areas of weak state Jurisdiction (Mogadishu and Juba)