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New Special Issue: Borders, Informal Cross-Border Economies & Regional Integration in Africa

11.04.2019 - Christopher C. Nshimbi

A new Special Issue of Africa Insight explores regional integration, African borders and borderlands, and the informal socio-economic activities that occur in those spaces. All articles explore contested definitions and (mis)understandings of African borders and the informal economy. Are borders and the informal economy in Africa romanticised notions that exist only sparsely in the literature on these subjects?

New Publication: Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development

26.12.2017 - Christopher C. Nshimbi

We are pleased to share the publication of an edited volume by members of ABORNE titled Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development in Africa: Exploring the Role of Non-State Actors in the SADC Region. The description of the book can be found at the link supplied below.

CfP 2018 ABORNE Meeting 16-17 April Cagliari, Sardinia

28.11.2017 - Wolfgang Zeller

The theme of the 2018 ABORNE Annual Meeting will be: Materiality and Immateriality in the Reproduction of African Borders Place and dates: Cagliari, Sardinia 16-17 April 2018 Deadline for paper abstracts: 18 December 2017 Send abstracts and enquiries to: Isabella Soi Further details via the link and attachment.

CfP „Controlling Mobilities: Border Policing in Africa“ - VAD-Conference 2018 „African Connections"

28.11.2017 - Julian Hollstegge

At next years Conference of the Association of African Studies in Germany (VAD e.V.), themed "African Connections" and taking place in Leipzig on 27th-30th June 2018, we are organizing a panel entitled "Controlling Mobilities: Border Policing in Africa". Please check out the conference website through the link below for more details on the call for contributions and submission (scroll to panel no. P38 for more info). If you are interested in participating, please send paper proposals (max. 250 words) directly to, and until 15th December at the latest.

CFP ABS World Conference 2018

21.06.2017 - Olivier Walther

The second World Conference of the Association for Borderlands Studies will take place on 10-14 July 2018 in Vienna and Budapest. The topic is Border-Making and its Consequences: Interpreting Evidence from the "post-Colonial" and "post-Imperial" 20th Century. Check out the call for papers and new website

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