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African Research Matters. How Can We Consider and Rely on African Research?

Interview with Pr Mamadou Diouf during the African Research Matters symposium at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal.


Second installment of our African Research Matters series, recorded at Gaston Berger University in St-Louis, Senegal, during the launch of Global Africa, the first interdisciplinary and multilingual pan-African scientific journal. Insights from inspiring researchers in the humanities and social sciences, hailing from various continents and the diaspora. Delighted to welcome you, dear listeners, back to the campus of the University Gaston Berger in St-Louis for the second part of our Global Africa series. This series is dedicated to the first pan-African and multilingual scientific journal launched in mid-March 2022, during a conference whose title is already a program in itself: African Research Matters. How can we rethink and heal the world from Africa? Why should we rely on and include African research?


Welcome to the second installment, where we listen to three influential and committed voices.

With the Senegalese historian Mamadou Diouf, A professor at Columbia University in New York, he reflects on the history of Saint-Louis, at the crossroads of time, the world, and the challenges of our time. The Nigerian Political Sciences Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, A professor at the Wits School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, he emphasizes the importance of decolonizing minds both in the Global North and the Global South. And Nadine Machikou, A professor at the University of Yaoundé 2 in Cameroon.





By: Caroline Lachowsky



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