Conference of February 12, 2020 organized by the Africa World Institute: China–Africa: What Perceptions? What realities? What perspectives?

On February 12, 2020, the Institut Afrique Monde (IAM) organized a conference at the Centre Sèvres on "China-Africa: What Perceptions? What realities? What perspectives?". Under the aegis of Mrs Denise Houphouët-Boigny, President of the IAM, this event, which brought together 250 participants, was led by Professor Kako Nubukpo, economist and politician, and Professor Thierry...

Tontine, an economic vector of solidarity and entrepreneurship

African tontines: a phenomenon as widespread in Africa as it is unknown in Europe 9 December 2006: Neighbourhood tontine in Niamakoro, Bamako, Mali Jeanne Semin, L’argent, la famille, les amies: ethnographie contemporaine des tontines africaines en contexte migratoire. To fully understand the importance of tontines, it is necessary to start from one observation: in...

African urbanization: the prospects are overflowing, so are the garbage cans

“Africa in the face of waste management” ephemeral work of art, anonymous, 2010. Among the evils that affect the global ecosystem and from which the African environment is no exception, the overexploitation of resources leading to deforestation, pollution of rivers, air and soil, all accompanied by the rapid and large-scale disappearance of wildlife through...

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