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Approved: ABORNE-themed panel at ASA Baltimore

16.05.2013 - Wolfgang Zeller

The proposed ABORNE-themed panel at the ASA conference in Baltimore USA November 21-24, 2013 has been approved. Title: Flux in West African and EurAfrican Borderlands: Resettlement, Regional Trade, and Identity Convened & chaired by Prof. William F.S. Miles Contributors: Cross-Border Trade Networks in West Africa, Olivier Walther Border Resettlement in the Bakassi region of Nigeria-Cameroon, Michael Kehinde Changing Identities in Secessionist Casamance, Senegal, Mark Deets Mobile borders, bordered lives: the EurAfrican border zone, Paolo Gaibazzi

Congo Wars: Contributor needed for the Encyclopedia of Border Conflicts

19.04.2013 - Olivier Walther

Dear ABORNE members, The editors of the Encyclopedia of Border Conflicts to be published by ABC Clio in 2013 are looking for a contributor to write a 4000-word long entry on the Congo Conflict. The entry would cover the two Congo Wars (1996-1997, 1998-2003) and the involvement of the many countries that have participated in these conflicts. All entries will be rewarded with a complete set of the encyclopedia (3 volumes). The deadline for submission of entries was March 30, 2013 but, considering the importance of the Congo conflict, interested authors would have until mid-May to write their entry. Don’t hesitate to contact me by email at if you are interested. Olivier Walther -- Olivier Walther, PhD Center for African Studies Rutgers University

Planned: ABORNE-themed panel at ASA Baltimore

04.03.2013 - William Miles

Planning for the Second Annual ABORNE-ASA Roundtable is On! Last year’s Roundtable was a great success. If you are planning on attending the 2013 African Studies Association annual meeting (Nov. 21-24 in Baltimore, USA), please send by Friday, March 8 your proposal (1-2 paragraphs summarizing your topic, findings, and/or argument that you would like to present will suffice) to Prof. William Miles ( Please note that pre-registration for the annual meeting with the African Studies Association is a precondition of final acceptance. ABORNE regrets that it does not have funds to cover travel or registration expenses for those accepted on the Roundtable.

Workshop on Informal Trade and Cross-Border Integration, Niamey, 7.12.2012

09.11.2012 - Olivier Walther

A workshop on Informal Trade and Cross-Border Integration is organized at the University of Niamey, Niger, on the 7th of December 2012. The workshop will present some preliminary results from the research project CROSSTRADE funded by the National Research Fund of Luxembourg (FNR). Organizers: CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg, University of Niamey, University of Bordeaux. See programme below (in French).

2013 PhD Winter School

12.10.2012 - Wolfgang Zeller

The 2013 ABORNE PhD Winter School will be organised in cooperation with Gaston Berger University in the city of Saint-Louis, Senegal from January 9th to 12th, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is 02 November 2012. The call for applications can be found on the ABORNE Science Meetings page.