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August 25, 2005

The Stanford Connection

Following are publications by people who have degrees from or been resident scholars at Stanford University.

L. Amede Obiora, "The Anti-Female Circumcision Campaign Deficit"in Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge. African Women in Imperialist Discourses. Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka.
Westport, CO: Praeger, 2005. 288 p.

L. Amede Obiora received her J.S.D. from the Stanford Law School.

Also includes chapters by -

Nawal El Saadawi - Imperialism and Sex in Africa

Sondra Hale - Colonial Discourse and Ethnographic Residuals.

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Ochieng, William Robert. The Place of Biography in Kenyan History, 1904-2005.
Kisumu, Kenya: Mountain View Publishers, 2005. 110 p.

Professor Ochieng was a visiting scholar at Stanford.He profiles Ewart Scott Grogan, Jomo Kenyatta, Bildad Kaggia, Tom Mboya, Danial arap Moi, and Mwai Kibaki.

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Judicial Reform in Kenya,1998-2003.
Edited by Ben Sihanya and Philip Kichana.
Nairobi: International Commission of Jurists, Kenyan Section, 2004.

Ben Sihanya received his J.S.M. and J.S.D. from the Stanford Law School.

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African Government Document of the Week

Kenya. Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal / Irregular Allocation of Public Land.
Report. Chairman: Paul Ndungu

Nairobi: June 2004. 3 vols. Vol. 1 - 244 p. Vols. 2 (976 p.) and 3 (797 p.) are Annexes

Concerns the illegal giving of public land by previous Kenya government officials - an estimated over 200,000 illegal allocations since independence in 1963.

Oxfam (U.K.)'s site on East African land issues -
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/livelihoods/landrights/africa_east.htm

includes the following journal article and many others.

The Ndungu Report: Land & Graft in Kenya
Source: Review of African Political Economy, Vol.32, No.103, March 2005, pp.142-51. (Roger Southall)
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/livelihoods/landrights/downloads/ndungu_report_land_graft.rtf

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August 19, 2005

Malawi - Health

Malawi. Ministry of Health and Population.
Baseline information for the Malawi National Health Plan, 1999-2004. Prepared by M. Church.
Lilongwe: c[1999].
12, [86], 34 p. Includes bibliographical references.

Find a comparison by District of malnutrition, eye disease, incidences of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea. Find the supply of hospital beds per 1000, immunization rates for children. Fertility rates, the use of contraceptives. And more!

For internet resources on African health see:
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/health.html

For internet resources on Malawi see:
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/malawi.html

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August 16, 2005

African Government Document of the Week

Rwanda. National Unity and Reconciliation Commission.
Opinion Survey: the process of decentralization and democratization in Rwanda.
Kigali: National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, 2004.
64, [83]p.

Survey on governance, social cohesion, democratization of over 10,000 Rwandans from every province during 2003 just before the national elections.

For internet resources about Rwanda see:
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/rwanda.html

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