Please note that this event has been postponed due to industrial action. A rescheduled date will be announced in due course. Abstract: This paper offers a critical inquiry into the role and function of traditional philosophies of care, humanity and community in framing concepts of illness, wellness, treatment, recovery, and treatment for the Malawian patient….
Asbestos in the Southern African Imaginary   In late 2019, Zimbabwe’s The Herald announced that the Shabanie-Mashaba Asbestos Mine, closed in 2009, had “awakened from slumber”. Long the subject of rumours, responses to the mine’s possible reopening ranged from the anxiety on the part of global anti-asbestos activists that the one-time 6th biggest producer would…

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Location: Social Sciences Building 11.13  ‘Good governance and respect for sovereignty’ Sir Edward Clay (former High Commissioner to Kenya) will give a LUCAS Seminar.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Anna Mdee (John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies, University of Bradford), will give the seminar ‘Student volunteering in Africa: neo-colonialism, cultural (mis)understanding and patronage networks’  
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Joerg Wiegratz (PhD Student, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield) will give the seminar titled: ‘Marching towards market societies in Africa? The case of Uganda’
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Professor Allison Drew (Department of Politics, University of York), ‘Models of armed struggle: the impact of Algeria’s war of independence on Umkhonto we Sizwe’s theory and practice’
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Devon Curtis from Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge gives a seminar titled “Politics and the Practice of Peacebuilding through Power-sharing in Burundi”.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Phil Clark from the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford gives the seminar: ‘Justice for Genocide: Accountability and Reconciliation in Rwanda’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dan Branch from the Department of History at the University of Warwick gives the seminar: ‘The Cold War and Domestic Politics in Kenya, 1964-69’
[tab:{About the Conference}] Almost two decades have passed since the ‘third wave’ of democratization began to roll across Sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s, and while the holding of regular elections has become relatively well-established in many countries, perhaps most successfully in Ghana, electoral processes have also been deeply flawed in recent instances such as…
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building David Maxwell from the School of History at Keele University gives the seminar: ‘Freed Slaves, Respectability and Religious Transnationalism: The Expansion of the Christian Frontier from Angola to the Belgian Congo’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Lionel Cliffe from the School of Geography gives the seminar: ‘Land reform in settler colonies: Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa compared’.