Research Papers on Africa

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  • Contemporary Lessons Taught by Sundiata, King of Mali

    In three pages this paper examines the contemporary lessons that can be learned by Mali's King Sundiata. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Safe Water/Liberia

    This paper addresses the problem of access to safe, clean drinking water in Liberia, Five pages in length, seven sources are cited.

  • Developing World's Problems with Water Contamination

    This paper discusses the developing world's problems with the disease associated with contaminated water in twelve pages with Africa a primary focus. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • How to Help the Most Helpless in Sierra Leone

    One of the most impoverished areas in the world, Sierra Leone is in need of what most people would consider the basic necessities, clean water to drink, wastewater processing facilities and electricity. There are four sources in this three page paper.

  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

    In five pages Nelson Mandela's book is analyzed with reactions and the writer's personal thoughts also included.

  • Inaugural Speech of Nelson Mandela and Verdi's Radames

    In six pages this song performance from the Verdi opera Aida is compared to Nelson Mandela's inaugural speech. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

    This autobiographical text by Nelson Mandela is examined in 5 pages. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing HIV/AID Issues in Sub-Sahara Africa with the Global Situation

    The writer examines the disparity between in sub Sahara Africa and other geographical regions, comparing and contrasting the difference in order to assess the disparity which exists. The potential causes and influences on the high incidence rate is discussed, and the level of treatment provided in the area is compared region other areas. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Growth of Asia Versus Latin American and African Growth

    In eight pages this research paper compares and contrasts growth in these regions and addresses why Asian economic growth has not been matched elsewhere and cites mismanagement of government, greed, and corruption as decisive factors. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gold and Urbanization in Johannesburg

    This research paper offers an extensive overview of the relationship between the discovery of gold and the subsequent gold economy of Johannesburg and its growth and urbanization. Twenty pages in length, thirty sources are cited.

  • Africa and Mining

    In seven pages this paper examines Africa's mining industry in a fictitious scenario that would involve mining and refinery construction in the region. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Racism

    This research paper addresses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1901) argues that this novel supports the racism attitudes of this era. The writer argues that the context of the novel portrays Africans as primitive while Europeans are portrayed as civilized, even though the African environement is pictured as bringing out the darkness within even Europeans. This seven page paper ahs eight sources in the bibliography.

  • Human Trafficking in Sierra Leone

    This 7 page paper discusses the problem of human trafficking in the African country of Sierra Leone. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ofili and Dalwood's Celebrity in Contemporary British Art

    In a paper consisting of seven pges these modern artist works' Ofili's Afrodizzia and Dalwood's Kurt Cobain's Greenhouse are examined in terms of the portrayals of the celebrities. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Blood Diamond - Paying for Death with Luxury

    The writer briefly considers the film “Blood Diamond” and the lessons it teaches about the horror of war, and of social responsibility. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Conflict Diamonds

    This 6 page paper discusses conflict diamonds, what they are, how they are used to finance wars, and the impact of these diamonds on the Africans themselves. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gender Issues in Kenya and Climate Change

    This research paper begins by describing what climate change entails and its connection to global warming. Then, the writer describes the effects of climate change in Africa with particular focus on the ways in which it affects the lives of Kenyan women. Eight pages in length, nine sources are cited.

  • Foreign Direct Investment Strategies in Africa

    This paper addresses Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategies in Africa. The author addresses issues of globalization and other obstacles that can interfere with successful investment in a foreign economy. This sixteen page paper has thirteen sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Darfur: An Analysis

    A 10 page analysis of the historical, ethnic, and religious factors at play in the Darfur situation. This paper analyzes Darfur from the perspective that there have been many contributory circumstances and events that have led up to it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Darfur and Tyranny

    In seven pages this paper discusses the conflict in Darfur in terms of its contributing factors as well as the role tyranny plays. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Consequences of the Conflict in Darfur

    In five pages the Iraqi war is examined in terms of the smaller ethical conflict that has resulted in the Darfur region with such issues as world hatred of the U.S., American policy, aid from Canada, deterrence, and other consequences that could realistically result. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Africa and the Practices of Dowry and Bridewealth

    In six pages the African practices of dowry and bridewealth in an attempt to determine if they succeed in protecting women or actually contribute to the inequality among genders. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rwanda Today

    A 5 page research paper that examines the legacy of genocide in Rwanda and its bright economic future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Genocide in Rwanda and Lack of Intervention by the United Nations

    In twelve pages this paper discusses the Rwandan genocide of 1994 in terms of the lack of intervention by the UN with the organization's international role among the topics covered. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hotel Rwanda/Not on Our Watch

    This research paper begins by drawing on the movie Hotel Rwanda and the book Not On Our Watch to describe the way in which the International community has frequently failed to respond to genocide in Africa. Then, the writer turns to the subject of blood diamonds and the violence in Sierra Leone, which relates genocide to globalization. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Ghana's Astante Group and Healing Practices

    In eight pages the Asante of Ghana are examined in terms of their religious and medical practices with a comparison between those and those of America. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • US v. Ghana Comparison of Nonverbal Communications

    In five pages the cultural influences that impact upon nonverbal communiations of the US and Ghana are examined in a discussion of facial expressions, gestures, motions, clothing as a way of conveying attitude, et cetera. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Democratic Statehood Transitional Problems of Nigeria and Ghana

    In thirteen pages this paper discusses transitional democratic countries and the problems associated with them in a consideration of Nigeria and Ghana. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander Smith and Principles of Ethics

    In five pages ethics particularly as they relate to healthcare are examined in this consideration of Alexander Smith's novel. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.


    This 3-page paper discusses the impact of the current global economic meltdown on Nigeria. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business Issues in sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the poorest countries in the world. They also have some of the most corrupt politicians and businessmen. This has a direct effect on businesses. This paper discusses several issues including the corruption, stakeholder activism, the gap between financing male-owned vs. female-owned businesses, and why it is important to understand these issues when financing a small business. There are five sources used in this four page paper.

  • Finding Peace in a Culture of War

    Many African nations have suffered from conflict for many years. This has resulted in the development of a culture of war. To achieve peace a new culture needed to be developed, moving away from conflict. The writer defines and explains the development of a culture of war and discusses the way that an alternate culture which embraces peace may be developed. None sources are cited in this eight page paper.

  • Elephants, Rhinos, Kobs, Leopards And Buffalo: Communication In African Culture

    5 pages in length. While not art in the conventional sense, ancient African artifacts depict the cultural progression of its people by virtue of animal-infused masks, figures, tribal dances and trinkets that symbolized what they wanted to convey. The extent to which the buffalo (bravery and strength), leopard (authority), elephant (power and kingship, wisdom and patience), kob (abundant wildlife) and rhinoceros (leadership) reflect the five animal figures used most predominantly throughout the vast array of African culture is both grand and far-reaching; that these symbolic images were instrumental in expressing both basic and complex forms of communication speaks to the critical importance these figurative portrayals had in aiding man's need to share information. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Agricultural Economics and Ethiopia

    In nine pages Ethiopia is examined from a perspective of agricultural economics. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A South Africa Global AIDS Perspective

    In eight pages this paper explores the epidemic of AIDS as it has ravaged South Africa and considers the cultural mindsets and behaviors that are an integral part of the problem with issues as social ostracism and self awareness just two of the topics of discussion. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Justice Quest of Kenya

    In twenty pages this paper examines the corruption that has always unfortunately been a part of Kenya's judicial landscape in a consideration of its ongoing quest for justice in the courts. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The 1988 Movie 'Zan Boko'

    This paper consists of 3 pages and focuses on writer and director Gaston Kabore's efforts to assess the lives and development of a traditional African people were profoundly affected by the intrusion of modern societey. There are 2 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Genocide

    A 6 page research paper that discusses genocide in general and, specifically, in regards to the Rwandan genocide, relating the discussion to the eight stages of genocide model formulated by Dr. Gregory Stanton. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Genocide Since World War II

    This 6 page paper defines genocide, describes the 8 steps of genocide, and then discusses the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Abbreviated Paper on Research Techniques

    In four pages this paper presents an abbreviated research techniques paper that includes a text body and a three source annotated bibliography.

  • A Review of the Film, This Magnificent African Cake

    This paper examines the themes of hypocrisy and imperialism in Africa as seen in the film, This Magnificent African Cake. This two page essay has no bibliography.

  • The International Relations and Trading Systems in Africa

    24 pages and 19 sources. This paper outlines the international business operations, international relations and the current and potential trading systems for Africa. This paper considers the nature of business in the countries of Africa, including the specific problems and the political views that influence trade.

  • The Pyramid Building of Ancient Egypt and the Beginnings of Engineering, Technology, and Cultural Dynamics

    The construction of the ancient Egyptian pyramids is the focus of this report consisting of eleven pages and discusses the role of religion and honoring the dead and the development of technology that emerged as a result of building the pyramids with precision and accuracy. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Applicatioins of Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg's Theories

    In seven pages this paper examines the character of Rachel in Barbara Kingsolver's novel through application of Kohlberg's theories and Erikson's stages of development. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Imperialism and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In four pages this paper examines how imperialism is depicted in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Lifelong Education and Globalization

    In nine pages this paper discusses the changes that globalization represents and the necessity for lifelong learning in order to keep pace. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mozambique and Madagascar Floods of 2000

    In five pages this paper discusses the winter of 2000 floods in these regions with the focus primarily on Madagascar. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Madagascar Wrestles with Conservation

    Madagascar is home to some of the most unique life forms on the planet. This paper deals with efforts to preserve its native fauna and what makes those efforts difficult. This paper has ten pages and ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • East Africa and Malaria

    In four pages this paper discusses the problems associated with treating and preventing malaria in modern day East Africa. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Realigning Aid to Ethiopia

    A 4 page paper providing recommendation to the British government regarding additional financial aid to Ethiopia. The recommendation for the British government and for the governments of other Western "rich" countries giving aid to Ethiopia is to maintain historic levels of financial assistance, followed with increased financial assistance entrusted to NGOs to administer and use for the good of the Ethiopian people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethiopia: History, Politics and Challenges

    This 6 page paper discusses Ethiopia's history, it politics and political parties and some of the challenges it faces. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


    Discusses socio--economic aspects of Ethiopia. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Africa's Congo Region and Mountain Gorillas

    In 4 pages this paper discusses the Congo civil was and the devastation to the mountain gorilla population. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the 'New South Africa'

    In ten pages this paper examines contemporary South Africa in a comparative analysis of No One to Blame In Pursuit of Justice in South Africa by George Bizos and Fault Lines Journeys Into the New South Africa by David Goodman. There are no other sources listed.

  • Cultural Diversity/Religion in South Africa

    A 4 page research paper/essay that is formatted to be delivered as a speech to a Methodist youth convention in South Africa. The topic is accommodating cultural diversity using the philosophy of ubuntu in South Africa. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • South African Politics

    A 16 page research paper that offers an overview of South Africa. The writer briefly reviews the circumstances of apartheid, but then offers an overview of the current political situation in that country, which includes consideration of the key issues currently facing the new South Africa, such as HIV/AIDS and unemployment. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Polygamy in African Countries

    In a paper consisting of five pages this writer argues that the polygamy justification used by African Islamic men in order to perpetuate the practice is outdated. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Practices of Polygamy and Monogamy

    In ten pages both of these practices are compared with the conclusion reached that monogamy is a superior choice to polygamy. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Civilizations' Religion and Politics

    In five pages this paper examines India, the Orient, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East in a contrast and comparison of the relationship that exists between religion and politics. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • History and Religion of Ethiopia

    In seven pages Ethiopia's history is examined in this consideration that emphasizes religion and politics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Effects of Colonization on South Africa

    This research paper presents a short history of colonialism in South Africa. The writer focuses on slavery as a primary effect of colonialism and argues that its legacy continues into contemporary society. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Slavery in Cape Colony, Before and After 1815

    This research paper provides a comprehensive overview of slavery in Cape Colony, South Africa, both before and after 1815, which is the British took over this initially Dutch colony. Twenty-two pages in length, forty sources are cited.

  • Women of Somalia

    This research paper addresses the problem of continued discrimination and violence against the Somalian women. The writer describes how the women of Somalia have organized in order to for a new identity, cast off old traditions and take on new roles in the future of their country. The political, economic and cultural history of Somalia is explored, with a focus on the roles played by women. This ten paper paper has fifteen sources in the bibliography.

  • Famine and Somalia

    In one page this essay discusses the ravages of hunger in Somalia in an overview that considers the economic and agricultural problems associated with famine along with its global implications. There is no bibliography included.

  • International Politics of Somalia

    In six pages this paper discusses Somalia in an overview that includes economic and military assistance, international and American foreign policies. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Recovery and Somalia

    In two pages this paper examines Somalia's economic recovery without government being factored into the equation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cultural Expressions of Tattoos and Body Piercing

    In eight pages this paper examines how tattoos and body piercings are cultural representations. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Rise of the Internet in Kenya

    The history of the Internet is provided as it respects Kenya's access. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café/Chinese-Canadians

    A 7 page paper that discusses Sky Lee’s 1991 novel Disappearing Moon Café concerns five generations of a Chinese Canadian family whose saga is shaped by cultural, economic and social factors that pertain to both China. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Tribal Scars

    In three pages, the importance of tribal scars in Sembene Ousman's Tribal Scars or The Voltaique is discussed. There is no bibilography.

  • Tropical Forests and Wildlife Vocal Communication

    Wildlife vocal communication of such varieties as birds and monkeys in tropical forests is considered in this paper consisting of four pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pre-Great Depression Tropical Agricultural Productsof Africa and Europe's Increase in Demand

    A paper on this topic consists of 12 pages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.


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