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African Renaissance
Published Since: 2004
Publishing Discontinued: The journal is published regularly
Publication Frequency: Quarterly. AR is one of the longest surviving social science journals published by Africans.It is currently indexed at EBSCO, J-Gate, ProQuest, Sabinet and accredited by IBSS and SCOPUS.

African Renaissance has through its previous editions shown unwavering commitment to providing intellectual interventions by Africans in a bid to provide African solutions to African problems. This tradition of academic and intellectual excellence continues in this Edition of the journal. In terms of coverage, articles in this Edition cover some of the most important issues on Africa’s socio-economic dynamics and travails. Issues such as African indigenous knowledge, resource conflict, African cooperation, national security, communication, food security in Africa, globalisation, climate change, political crisis, violence, nation building, gender, social media, culture and development among others. This goes to show how well-spread the range of issues covered in the Edition and it is a testament to the continued provision of outstanding African scholars to contribute intellectually to the African situation. Articles in the Edition have been professionally reviewed, with correctio............

    African Renaissance has been at the forefront of providing logical and evidence-based intellectual intervention to African problems. The Journal endeavours to be a foremost collection of peer-reviewed articles in the best of academic traditions in the African continent. This present Edition therefore is a continuation of academic excellence built since the inception of the Journal. It covers issues such as governance, media, resource politics, trade, development and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, gender, migration and African security. This collection of important and contemporary issues and challenges in the African continent is an apt demonstration of the focus of the African Renaissance. I believe that the issues raised in these articles and recommendations offered by scholars from diverse academic backgrounds in different universities have the capability of proffering solutions to some of Africa’s age-long and festering problems. All the articles published in ............

This is yet another set of highly intellectual and thought provoking contributions to knowledge from African Renaissance, and for the month of June, 2018. It is a continuous attempt towards exploring and interrogating social issues that confront Africa and the entire world. Articles in this edition have made frantic intellectual efforts towards exploring many social issues in Africa from theoretical as well as empirical points of view. They have been peer reviewed before being carefully and meticulously selected by the editor. I sincerely appreciate all who have made this special edition another huge success. Thank you all.   Professor Victor Ojakorotu Acting Deputy Director School of Government Studies Faculty of Humanities North West University Mafikeng, South Africa............

I hereby present with great pleasure, another Issue of the Journal, African Renaissance for the month of April 2018. This is a continuous attempt towards exploring and interrogating social issues that confront Africa and the entire world, in order to work around fashioning pragmatic solutions to them.   I strongly believe that  the task of African Renaissance can come in many forms, some of which can be examining, exploring,  explaining, inquiring , modeling, inventing, re- inventing, criticizing and so on. Our research endeavors in the humanities are often tailored towards the foregoing, and we must just continue with the tradition if we wish to solve African problems.  It is from the foregoing approaches that all the   articles included in the edition have attempted to explore issues around the renaissance of Africa, especially from the point of view of re-interrogation. All the articles have been peer reviewed; carefully and meticulously proces............

The present issue of African Renaissance focuses on the choice of language in African filmmaking, an issue which first came to light in 1968 when for the first time the Senegalese writer and filmmaker Sembene Ousmane decided to use Wolof as the main language of expression in Manda bi. Long hidden from view as Western research and publications chose to focus on films in colonial languages (mainly French or English), this issue has gradually emerged as central as filmmakers gradually ventured into so-called ‘vernacular’ productions, with Nigerian films questioning previous choices and addressing the need for films to speak first to their local and regional audiences. Articles gathered here and covering various parts of the continent reveal an explosion of films in various languages - Wolof, Moore, Dioula, Yoruba, Igbo, Edo, Sotho and others – emerging from the shadows, breaking age-long language barriers and making their way into success. They analyse an array of movies............

The 2015 presidential election in Nigeria was like no other in the history of presidential politics in the country. For the first time in the country’s political history, a number of opposition parties merged in a bid to provide a competitive challenge to the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Hitherto, opposition political parties had been adept at talking tough and grandstanding about a mega party, which often came to nought. Surprisingly in the run up to the 2015 elections some regional-based political parties surmounted obstacles and against all expectations consummated a merger that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The parties that merged to give birth to APC were the Action Congress of Nigeria (A.C.N.), which was dominant in the South-west part of the country and was led by former Governor of Lagos State Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), which was formed by former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in ............

The phenomenal growth of the global political economy over the past fifty or so years has been matched not only by widening gaps in income between individual states and between individual citizens, but also the monumental increases in the number of people that the earth’s depreciating and dwindling resources can feed or support comfortably. Beyond the resulting tensions, further irritations have emerged and coalesced over the years around the apparently embedded global divisions of labor (and the associated rewards) as well as the socio-economic and cultural effects and, particularly, power it imbues (or denies) to particular social groups or parts of the world. The net effect is that the contemporary global system remains beleaguered by a hodgepodge of issues and grievances. In consequence, tensions and conflicts have become rife around not only religion, ethnicity/race, but also the so-called “new” security challenges to human wellbeing such as health pandemics............


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