Newly available from the series Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa is an ebook edited by Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss on “what powers the globally celebrated Kenyan success stories of the likes of the iHub , BRCK , M-Pesa and M-Kopa, all of whom have been instrumental in playing out Kenya’s tech narrative on an international stage.” […]

We are deeply saddened by news of a catastrophic loss at this Nigerian academic library (along with other university offices, computer labs, student records, and the electronic library). Exams have been postponed, according to news reports. “There was a serious fire incident at the Library Complex, Naraguta Campus, University off [sic] Jos on Saturday 8th October, 2016.” […]

From H-Net The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme: Call for applications by Jody Butterworth The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant […]

RMCA publications Online publications These on-line publications can be accessed and downloaded free of charge. Currently four series are available online (digital series): Monographs of the DR Congo Provinces (Monographies des provinces de la République démocratique du Congo) This collection of 26 monographs is part of an ongoing project on the new provinces of the DR Congo. […]

Exciting news of British cartographic materials for historical research available online. The British Library has catalogued, conserved and digitised over 550 military intelligence maps and associated documents from the War Office Archive relating to the former British East Africa (modern-day Kenya, Uganda and adjacent parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and […]

Here’s a link to an excellent  background story from “the Beeb” on legendary Congolese musician Papa Wemba’s central  role in the African music and culture scenes through six decades. I was not aware that he led the Sape movement, which has gotten some recent popular attention in the media over the last few years. He became […]

UF Biodiversity Institute Graduate Student Fellowships, 2016-17 Call for applications These 9-month Fellowships are geared toward mid-PhD students whose dissertation projects could particularly benefit from interdisciplinary opportunities with faculty, post-docs, and students outside their departments or programs. The UFBI also anticipates funding Summer Fellowships, beginning Summer, 2017; further information about this program will be available […]