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The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University, there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work, faculty research on Africa and successful training programme in its appropriate field.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Detective Fictions: In Pursuit of Sovereignty in the Postcolony 00:52:00
Islam, the ‘Originaires’ and the making of the public space in a colonial city: Saint Louis of Senegal 00:52:00
Development as an Alien Culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa 00:40:00
20 Years of Multi-Partyism in Kenya (African Studies Seminar) 01:31:00
100 Years of ‘Struggle’ Between the Polity and the Market in South Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:46:00
Dambisa Moyo Lecture (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:42:00
The case of the slave ship Progresso: the Royal Navy, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Cape (African Studies Centre Seminar) 00:52:00
Encountering Islam in Eastern African: Transnational History and Imperialism, c. 1880-1930 (Global and Imperial History Research Seminar) 00:54:00
Politics and Genocide: Rwanda (African Studies Seminar) 01:08:00
The Fischer Lecture: Human Rights and the Law in South Africa (African Studies Seminar/Rhodes House Trust) 01:29:00
Support Democracy Abroad: The Record in Africa 00:43:00
Women, Sports and Societies in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:44:00
How to Build a Successful Opposition Party in Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:59:00
Pan-African Solidarity in the Central African Federation, 1953-1963 (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:55:00
Ethnicity, Power and Kinship. Female Chiefs in Tanzania, 1870-1940 01:01:00
‘City, Art, Motion: Rethinking the “Now” in Johannesburg’ (Annual Lecture 2011) 00:46:00
Worldliness, Citiness, Postcolonial Life and Thinking from the South 00:47:00
The Politics of Legal Pluralism: the Case of Community Policing in Mozambique and Swaziland (African Studies Seminar) 00:59:00
‘Rubber Will Not Keep in this Country’ – Failed Development in Benin, 1897-1921 (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:56:00
Witchcraft and the Colonial Life of the Fetish (African History and Politics Seminar) 00:50:00
ORENGA Special Lecture – Fashola’s Lagos: the man, the method, the megacity 00:29:00
Cruising through Uncertainty: Mobile Phone Practices and the Politics of Respect in Southern Mozambique 00:46:00
Ethnic violence, water scarcity and managing resources to promote peace 00:23:00
Climate Change and Conflict in Sudan: what if development is not the answer to save Darfur? 00:19:00
The Ecology of Conflict: Human-Wildlife Conflict on the Hwange National Park Boundary, Zimbabwe’ 00:18:00
Power, Ambition and Ideas in the political career of Apartheid Prime Minister H F Verwoerd 00:46:00
African Local Knowledge: Natural, Biomedical and Supernatural Ideas about Livestock Health 00:27:00
Potency and the Role of the Environment in KhoeSan medicine 00:30:00
Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform: Politics, Production and Accumulation 00:45:00
The Killing Fields: The Impact of the Global Arms Trade on Africa 01:01:00
Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa 00:42:00
The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia: Actors, Power and Mobilisation under Ethnic Federalism 00:40:00
The Legitimation of Criminal Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: international, national and localised courts 00:42:00
Kenya’s Somalia Invasion: Security, Development and Humanitarian Assistance in Eastern Africa 00:54:00
Buganda Nationalism in the 21st Century 00:46:00
Squatter movements in the Vaal Triangle 00:35:00
Somalia after the London Meeting: How Much Difference Does a Day Make? 00:45:00
Surviving on the Margins: Youth and the Underground Oil Economy in the Niger Delta 00:54:00
2012 Annual African Studies lecture. Diaspora and Spiritual Awakening: Religion and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Life of Kwame Nkrumah 00:52:00
The British Army and Mau Mau, 1952-56 01:00:00
‘Now we are all workers.’ The remaking of marginality on the streets of Addis Ababa’s inner city 00:45:00
The ANC in Exile 00:31:00
Human rights in Africa: opportunities and challenges 00:41:00
The return of garrison rule in the Ethiopian Ogaden, 2006-2012 01:00:00
Growing up in the New South Africa 01:19:00
Crisis and displacement; different solutions for different kinds of displaced 00:23:00
The evolving role of Islamist groups in Somali politics 00:20:00
Insider-outsider and gendered dynamics for Somali researchers in Somalia 00:18:00
State-building in Somali Studies: Future framework 00:26:00
Transitional justice in the Somali setting 00:35:00
What are friends for? Friendship and Public life in the post colony: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2013 01:16:00
‘Live Dangerously Brothers’: Liberia’s Ex-Combatants and their place in the post war city 00:53:00
African Studies and Horn of Africa Seminar: South Sudan Crisis Roundtable 01:00:00
African Studies and OCAF Seminar: Staying Out of Place: The Dialectics of Being and Becoming in Exceptional Spaces 00:51:00
Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa 01:07:00
African Studies Annual Lecture Is Africa Rising? 00:54:00
Democracy in Africa 01:07:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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