Monday, November 6th, 2017


About the author: Un réfugié Centrafricain à Kinshasa

Gildas Banga (25) is a Central African refugee in Kinshasa (DR Congo). Gildas was studying Law at the University of Bangui when he was forced to flee his country in May 20 13. Not being able to pursue his studies in the refugee camps inRead More

Central concepts: duress, connectivity, and mobility

Definitions of central concepts: Duress: the internalization of hardship and violence that are a result of oppression, conflict and war and its often long and deep history. Originally a notion from the discipline of jurisprudence, duress (or in French, contrainte), refers to a state inRead More

Methodologies: information biography

The increasing appropriation of the internet and smartphones, and social media in particular, have arguably altered everyday praxis and social structure in Central African societies. This phenomenon demands new methodologies. CTD researchers Inge Ligtvoet and Mirjam de Bruijn have introduced the concept of information biographies:Read More

About the author: André Shamba

Diplômé (Bac+5) en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication de l‘Université de Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo. Journaliste depuis une douzaine d’années dans la presse écrite, audiovisuelle – dont près  d’une dizaine à la Radio Okapi, la Radio des Nations-Unies cogérée avec laRead More

Methods: Senses, Visuals, Digitalization

In addition to interviews and archival research, CTD researchers are encouraged to use their senses, visuals, and digitalization during and beyond fieldwork in order to collect data. In April 2014, CTD researchers in collaboration with external collaborators and supervisors, explored and defined these methods as part of theRead More

Leonie Meester

Leonie Meester is a research master student in African Studies at Leiden University. For her Master’s thesis she interprets the intersection between youth, the social medium Facebook and activism for political change in Cameroon. For this research project Leonie spent time in Cameroon during 2011-2012.Read More

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