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Exhibition in ASCL Library: Young people after demobilization in Bangui

This is not the type of exposition one would expect when one thinks of child soldiers. Normally traumatized children in military fatigue are portrayed while they hold their guns. For a research and documentary project we interviewed young people in Bangui who recently disengaged fromRead More


Fiona Dragstra

Fiona Dragstra graduated from the research master African Studies at the African Studies Centre (Leiden University) in 2017. She followed a minor in African Politics at McGill University (Montréal), and became a MSc in Political Communication after finishing her thesis “Political Engagement and Social Media: ARead More


Eefje Gilbert

Eefje Gilbert is a research master student in African Studies at Leiden University. For her Master’s thesis she takes a look at networks of (dis)connection surrounding the new deepsea harbour in Kribi, Cameroon. For this research project she spent four months in Cameroon during theRead More


Being Young in Times of Duress

Being young in times of duress. A research collaboration between the ASCL and UNICEF in the Central African Republic The ASCL receives funding from the Nationale Postcode Loterij (NPL) through UNICEF Netherlands for a research project in the Central African Republic (CAR). The major partRead More