African Globalities – Global Africans

4th Pécs African Studies Conference
9–10 June 2016 | University of Pécs, Hungary

Conference’s Presentations

Conference Day 19th June 2016

Conference Room 3

Panel 1: African responses to globalization I. – Chair: Thobhani, Akbarali (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA)

Ramose, M.B. (University of Limpopo, South Africa): African philosophy without Africa: A plea for epistemic and social justice

Abbay, Alemseged (Frostburg State University, USA): Eritrea: Neither a colony, nor a nation meant to be

Mormul, Joanna (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Portuguese legacy in Lusophone Africa: Colonial bastard or hope for better future?

Thobhani, Akbarali (MSU Denver, USA): Western Sahara under Moroccan administration since 1975: Social, political and economic transformations

Klute, Georg – Sanyó, Tamás (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, Germany): Political Orders in the Making: a comparative study of emerging forms of political organisation from Libya to Northern Mali

Régi, Tamás (Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Hungary): Studying Tourism in Africa: an Interdisciplinary Endeavour

Conference Room 2

Panel 2: Gender Issues – Chair: Rubagiza, Jolly (University of Rwanda, Rwanda)

Usman, Zainab A. (Szent István University, Hungary): Regional integration and inclusive growth in Africa: A gender perspective

Rubagiza, Jolly (University of Rwanda, Rwanda): Women living informal unions and property rights in Rwanda

Bagi, Judit (University of Pécs, Hungary): Gender Machinery. Advantages and Pitfalls of Rwandan Gender Policy

Koscielak, Lech (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland): Old and new gender issues in Africa

Conference Room 2

Panel 3: Europe–Africa relations, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe – Chair: Klosowicz, Robert (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Neszmélyi, György (Budapest Business School, Hungary): Opportunities and challenges in the Hungaro-Nigerian relations

Besenyő, János (Hungarian Armed Forces): Hungarian participation in the EU-led African operations

Klosowicz, Robert (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Jagellonian Research Centre for African Studies as a continuation of Cracow African Studies traditions

Conference Room 3

Panel 4: African responses to globalization II. – Chair: Bogaards, Matthijs (Central European University, Hungary)

Biernaczky, Szilárd (Mundus Hungarian University Publishers): What do you think about Afrocentric vision?

Broich, Tobias – Szirmai, Adam – Thomsson, Kaj (Maastricht University, The Netherlands): Precolonial centralization, foreign aid and modern state capacity in Africa

Bogaards, Matthijs (Central European University, Hungary): The democratizing power of elections in Africa and Asia

Hazan, Robert – Rucki, Sheila (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA): Morocco as democratization model in Africa

Biedermann, Zsuzsánna (Centre for Economic and Regional Sciences of HAS, Hungary): Rwanda – Developmental state in a unique setting

T. Horváth, Attila (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary): Key challenges of the education for librarianship in Tanzania

Conference Day 210th June 2016

Conference Room 3

Panel 5: BRICS and Africa – Chair: Zamponi, Mario (University of Bologna, Italy)

Taylor, Ian (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): The BRICS in Africa: reconfiguration or re-escalation of dependency?

Búr, Gábor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): The BRICS in Africa – Who will be the next?

Fonseca, R. Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa): Mapping southern Africa’s maritime space into global energy networks: the role of the BRICS

Zamponi, Mario (University of Bologna, Italy): Land grabbing in Africa: The role of the BRICS

Conference Room 2

Panel 6: Emerging Economies II. – Chair: Khudori, Darwis (University of Le Havre, France)

Khudori, Darwis (University of Le Havre, France): Africa in Bandung: Western Mindset on Africa and on Afro-Asian relations

Khudori, Darwis (University of Le Havre, France): Bandung Asian-African Conference April 18-24, 1955

Klemensits, Péter (PAGEO, Hungary): The Africa policies of the Southeast Asian countries in the 21st century

Vasily, Sidorov (Institute of African Studies Moscow, Russia): Russian business in South Africa

Conference Room 3

Panel 7: Urbanization – Chair: Klute, Georg (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, Germany)

Lieszkovszky, József Pál (Hungary): Urban processes in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future

Czirják, Ráhel (PAGEO, Hungary): Urbanization crisis in Africa – The example of Kibera

Gyuris, Kata (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): Cape Town in contemporary South African literary imagination

Conference Room 2

Panel 8: Circular Migration – Chair: Zumo, Lawrence A. (Neurology and Neuroscience PGHospital/UMMS Cheverly Maryland, USA)

Appiah-Adjei, Daniel (University of Ghana, Ghana): Engaging drama in the discussions of circular migration in a changing world

Zumo, Lawrence A. (Neurology and Neuroscience PGHospital/UMMS Cheverly Maryland, USA): Distorted circular migration and misgovernance in tandem: The Liberia scenario

Ceesay, Hassoum (University of The Gambia, The Gambia): Strange farmers, chief and groundnuts: circular migration in colonial Gambia 1900–1950

Conference Room 3

Panel 9: Emerging economies’ relations with Africa – Chair: Taylor, Ian (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)

Eszterhai, Viktor (PAGEO, Hungary): The Sino-Angolan state-level relations – A constructivist approach

Polyák, Eszter (PAGEO, Hungary): Crossing interests – What is China’s role in Africa?

Simigh, Fruzsina (PAGEO, Hungary): China’s participation in the UN peacekeeping operations and what it means in light of the recent Sino-African relations

Gan Quan – Bakosné Böröcz, Mária – Zsarnóczai J., Sándor (Szent István University, Hungary): Renewable and fossil energy use in China

Khlebnikova, Luiza (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia): Emerging donors in Sub-Saharan Africa in an age of upheaval: Case of Israel

Kaag, Mayke (African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands): Africa’s changing educational landscape: the case of Turkish schools in West-Africa

Conference Room 2

Panel 10: Security Issues – Chair: Tarrósy, István (University of Pécs, Hungary)

Hazel, Cameron (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): The Matabeleland Massacres 1982–85. Testing the concept of the ‘external institutional bystander’ as a theoretical framework capable of conceptualising UK policy response patterns in Zimbabwe

Marsai, Viktor (National University of Public Service, Hungary): Somalia and the international community – A need for change

Kim, Kwang-Su – Lim, Gi-Dae (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea): Study on AQIM’s current situation and identity: Focussing on Nigeria, Mali and Tunisia

Tarrósy, István (University of Pécs, Hungary): Beliefs, atrocities, policies – Albinos in Tanzania

Deák, Máté Iván (University of Pécs, Hungary): German wings over Africa – The interwar success of Lufthansa between 1919–1939

Conference Room 2

Panel 11: African migration trends I. – Chair: Gyurácz, Veronika (Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary)

Mpondi, Douglas (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA): ‘In Exile and yet at Home’: Narratives and experiences of the Zimbabwean Diaspora in the United States of America.

Adebayo, Ogunniyi – Kayode, Salman – Olagunju, Kehinde (Szent István University, Hungary): Do remittance inflows improve the households welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Nigeria

Gyurácz, Veronika (Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary): Investigative journalism against human trafficking in West Africa

Koike, Rie (Tokoha University, Japan): A Chagos refugee represented in Lindsey Collen’s Mutiny

Conference Room 3

Panel 12: African migration trends II. – Tesfay, Sába (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary)

Tesfay, Sába (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): The endurance of migration from Eritrea

Gebrewahd, Meressa Tsehaye (Mekelle University, Ethiopia): Hosting emigrants as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) of States: comparative studies of the Greater Horn of African states’ Human security policy packages for Eritrean refugees

Gan Quan – Zsarnóczai, J. Sándor – Bárczi, Judit (Szent István University, Hungary): Correlation of economic conditions for some economies in MENA Regions

Chizuko, Sato (Institute of Developing Economies IDE-JETRO, Japan): In pursuit of safety and opportunity: Livehood strategies of Congolese asylum-seekers and refugees in Cape Town

Szilasi, Ildikó (University of Pécs, Hungary): Matonge, a Congolese ‘migrant- world’ in Brussels

Hyden, Goran (University of Florida): Getting to Denmark or Departing from Rwanda?