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The Right To Freedom Of Expression And Media Reporting On Criminal Proceedings In Tanzania: Finding The Balance, Joseph Wawa Raphael Futakamba s 2013 Law School of Tanzania

The Right To Freedom Of Expression And Media Reporting On Criminal Proceedings In Tanzania: Finding The Balance, Joseph Wawa Raphael Futakamba S

Joseph Wawa Raphael Futakamba s

This paper examines the impact of media reporting to crime and criminal court proceeding in Tanzania in the light of exercising the legitimate right to freedom of expression by the press, on one hand and the accused rights to presumption of innocence and fair trial on the other hand. The purpose of the discussion revolves around the effect of prejudicial crime reporting to the criminal suspects/accused and available remedies within the legal system. It also, looks upon the court practices and the law in dealing with interference with the course of justice. The paper also analyses the rights of ...


The Art Of Fasting: Benin's Ague Ceremony, Kathy Curnow 2013 Cleveland State University

The Art Of Fasting: Benin's Ague Ceremony, Kathy Curnow

Kathy Curnow

Part of a special issue on the Great Benin Centenary, which marks the British invasion and conquest of Benin in 1897 (see also summer 1997 issue). The writer discusses Benin's Ague ceremony. She notes that formerly a ceremony of critical importance, Ague has received little scholarly attention. This could be, she explains, because its full celebration ceased during the reign of Oba Eweka II (ca. 1914–33). Among the topics she discusses are how the ceremony changed substantially under various monarchs, the significance of yams in the ceremony, and the role of fasting.


God Loves Uganda, John C. Lyden 2013 Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa

God Loves Uganda, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of God Loves Uganda (2013) directed by Roger Ross Williams.


Culture, Dissent, And The State: The Example Of Commonwealth African Marriage Law, Johanna E. Bond 2013 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Culture, Dissent, And The State: The Example Of Commonwealth African Marriage Law, Johanna E. Bond

Johanna Bond

This is an explosive time for those seeking to define the meaning and parameters of marriage. The subject has generated heated debate worldwide. In June 2010, the European Court of Human Rights declined to extend marriage rights to a gay Austrian couple, but the Court carefully laid the foundation for the recognition of such rights when a European consensus on the issue emerges. In July 2010, Argentina extended to same-sex couples the right to marry, joining nine other countries that legally recognize same-sex couples' right to marry. In August 2010, a United States district judge struck down a California ban ...


East Africa: Featuring Tanzania And Kenya, Lauris Olson 2013 University of Pennsylvania

East Africa: Featuring Tanzania And Kenya, Lauris Olson

Alumni Travel Reading Lists

Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni travel trip to East Africa. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.


Moroccan Discoveries: From The Imperial Cities To The Sahara, David Giovacchini 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Moroccan Discoveries: From The Imperial Cities To The Sahara, David Giovacchini

Alumni Travel Reading Lists

Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel trip to Morocco. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.


Jim Crow In The Soviet Union, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Jim Crow In The Soviet Union, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Smart Power For Hard Problems: The Role Of Special Operation Forces Strengthening The Rule Of Law And Human Rights In Africa, Kevin H. Govern 2013 Ave Maria School of Law

Smart Power For Hard Problems: The Role Of Special Operation Forces Strengthening The Rule Of Law And Human Rights In Africa, Kevin H. Govern

Kevin H. Govern

This article will assess the roles and responsibilities of Special Operations Forces (SOF) within the newly created U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) as an active proponent of a so-called “smart power” national security strategy. In particular, it will outline the economic, political, and military challenges faced in Africa; specifically, how and why SOCAFRICA is the U.S. force of choice for promoting human rights and rule of law in Africa. With the goals of the U.S. military in mind, questions will necessarily arise as to “what success looks like” for both the U.S. and African nations, and the ...


Ọpé ̣Mi Kòyì Tó, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi 2013 Morehouse College

Ọpé ̣Mi Kòyì Tó, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

"Ọ̀hà kèlé íké Jésù" (All hail the power of Jesus) sung by members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Ọ̀Hà Kèlé Íké Jésù (Igbo Sacred Song), Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi 2013 University of Georgia

Ọ̀Hà Kèlé Íké Jésù (Igbo Sacred Song), Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

"Ọ̀hà kèlé íké Jésù" (All hail the power of Jesus) sung by members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Piège Ou Mésaventure, Ordres Des Connaissances Et Des Croyances En Rivalité : Échos Dans Deux Œuvres De V. Y. Mudimbe, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga 2013 University of Richmond

Piège Ou Mésaventure, Ordres Des Connaissances Et Des Croyances En Rivalité : Échos Dans Deux Œuvres De V. Y. Mudimbe, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Cependant, même l'action résultant de la Convention de 1906 entre le Saint Siège-signée par de Cuvelier et Monseigneur Vico-et ce qui était l'État Indépendant du Congo, jugée mieux Iotie à certains égards, elle souffrait des mêmes carences que les enseignements dispensés par d'autres organisations confessionnelles. En l'absence d'une politique cohérente suivie, ce mariage noué entre deux partenaires de circonstances, la religion et l'enseignement des connaissances, menait vers des avatars, et pourquoi pas vers des crises identitaires qui sourderont plus tard avec force. Ma communication traite de cette disparité d'abstraction et de la crise ...


Review Of Repertoires And Choices In African Languages By Friederike Lûpke And Anne Storch, George Tucker Childs 2013 Portland State University

Review Of Repertoires And Choices In African Languages By Friederike Lûpke And Anne Storch, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Repertoires and Choices in African Languages (RCAL) will interest not only Africanists but also specialists in other geographical areas and those generally concerned with language endangerment and language documentation. In short, this is a timely book for readers of this journal. The authors, Friederike Lüpke and Anne Storch, are two of the finest scholars working on African languages today and two of the most reflective thinkers in this field. The breadth and depth of their research records (they call themselves, somewhat modestly, ‘fieldworkers’) are both exemplary, and together constitute a whole that any two other scholars would find difficult to ...


Calypso: Effecting Conflict Transformation Through The Indigenous Calypso Art-Form, Edward M. Phillips 2013 Personal Power Unlimited

Calypso: Effecting Conflict Transformation Through The Indigenous Calypso Art-Form, Edward M. Phillips

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

The calypso, which forms an integral part of the carnival celebrations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a syncretic popular art-form that has its origin in Africa. The art-form, having been influenced and adapted by the experiences of enslaved Africans in the Diaspora, has been fused in the vortex of plantation society. Today, the music of carnival has evolved considerably, with the calypso becoming one of the cornerstones of the carnival celebration. This paper looks at aspects of the subset of political calypsos that offer commentary on the socio-political and/or economic issues in the Republic of Trinidad ...


The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity, Messay Kebede 2013 University of Dayton

The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity, Messay Kebede

Philosophy Faculty Publications

If there is one thing that philosophers agree upon, it is that the meaning of time is a central philosophical question. If we take the Western world as an example, there is no famous philosopher who has not investigated time. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger, to indicate the centrality of time, writes: “all ontology is rooted in the phenomenon of time correctly viewed and correctly explained.”

Likewise, according to the French philosopher Henri Bergson, the main reason that philosophical questions are difficult is because “we do not think about real time.” The fact that the question of time is very ...


Essays On Family Structure And Marriage In Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophia Chae 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Essays On Family Structure And Marriage In Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophia Chae

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The three essays in this dissertation examine issues related to family structure and marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first two essays explore how family structures influence children's outcomes. The third essay focuses on the data quality of marriage histories collected in a longitudinal survey. The first essay examines whether the timing and type of orphanhood is associated with early sexual debut and early marriage among 12-19-year-old adolescents in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda. I also test whether education mediates orphans' risk of early sexual initiation and early marriage. Discrete-time event history models suggest that female double orphans, regardless ...


Testing The Effectiveness Of Video To Complement Or Replace The Lecture/Demonstration Group Training Approach For Farmers In Kamuli District, Uganda, Tian Cai 2013 Iowa State University

Testing The Effectiveness Of Video To Complement Or Replace The Lecture/Demonstration Group Training Approach For Farmers In Kamuli District, Uganda, Tian Cai

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the effectiveness of video as a tool to either complement or replace existing lecture/demonstration training for small farmer groups. The effectiveness of video in decreasing the knowledge gap among farmers who differ by gender, bean production volume, and education level was also evaluated. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered through a quasi-experiment including a pre-test and a post-test design with three experimental groups. Results showed that video could be an effective complement and replacement for the conventional lecture/demonstration training method. The training method that included both video and traditional lecture/demonstration was especially effective for ...


The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity: Amharic Version, Messay Kebede 2013 University of Dayton

The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity: Amharic Version, Messay Kebede

Philosophy Faculty Publications

If there is one thing that philosophers agree upon, it is that the meaning of time is a central philosophical question. If we take the Western world as an example, there is no famous philosopher who has not investigated time. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger, to indicate the centrality of time, writes: “all ontology is rooted in the phenomenon of time correctly viewed and correctly explained.”

Likewise, according to the French philosopher Henri Bergson, the main reason that philosophical questions are difficult is because “we do not think about real time.” The fact that the question of time is very ...


Traditionalism, Institutions, And Rational Bargaining In Sub-Saharan African Civil Conflict, Joseph Anthony Jastrzembski 2013 University of Texas at El Paso

Traditionalism, Institutions, And Rational Bargaining In Sub-Saharan African Civil Conflict, Joseph Anthony Jastrzembski

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

When many speak of Africa, they convey a narrative that portrays a continent haunted by ethnic conflict. However many countries are both highly diverse and relatively stable, such as Botswana or Tanzania, and we find that inter-ethnic cooperation is far more common place than conflict. In this thesis I argue that cultural differences between ethnic groups are not the cause of ethnic civil war, rather, the mechanisms find their root in economics. To explain ethnic conflict on the continent, I examine the self-interested behavior of bargaining groups in society, where ethnic communities act more as an interest group and less ...


Moments Of Freedom: Revolutionary Art From China, South Africa And Tunisia, Ikram Lakhdhar 2013 Connecticut College

Moments Of Freedom: Revolutionary Art From China, South Africa And Tunisia, Ikram Lakhdhar

Self-Designed Majors Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


From Upper Volta To Burkina Faso: A Study Of The Politics Of Reaction And Reform In A Post-Colonial African Nation-State, 1960-1987, Bryan J. Williamson 2013 University of South Florida

From Upper Volta To Burkina Faso: A Study Of The Politics Of Reaction And Reform In A Post-Colonial African Nation-State, 1960-1987, Bryan J. Williamson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Abstract (from thesis text)

From Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, is the study of the politics of reaction and reform in a post-colonial nation-state of Burkina Faso. Since its independence from France on 5 August 1960 to 15 October 1987, Burkina Faso, the "land of the upright" people, has experience five changes in government. All of the coups that took place in this twenty-seven year period were reactionary and reforming. However, the most memorable reforms arrived after the coup of 4 August 1983 which gave rise to a youthful president in a thirty-three year old Captain Thomas Sankara. As the ...


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