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AND Introduction A business environment creates opportunities and barriers to entrepreneur- ship and commercial progress. The East African business environment has generally been characterised as hindering, more than facilitating entrepre- neurial endeavours throughout most of the

In: African and Asian Studies
Author: Gijsbert Oonk

South Asians in East Africa (1880-1920) with a Particular Focus on Zanzibar: Toward a Historical Explanation of Economic Success of a Middlemen Minority G IJSBERT O ONK * A BSTRACT The main object of this article is to falsify the common his- torical portrait of South Asians in Zanzibar and

In: African and Asian Studies

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156921007X237007 Th e Magic Wand in Making Constitutions Endure in Africa: Anything (Lessons) to Learn from East Africa? Chris Maina Peter 1 Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35093, Dar es

In: African and Asian Studies

discussing their photographic collections (please see Table 1). These individuals were part of the South Asian diaspora to East Africa whose ancestors travelled from India via the Indian Ocean trade routes, and for the most part from the nineteenth century onward. Table 1 First-hand accounts from

In: Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

entrepreneurs migrated from Gujarat and settled in the British colonies and protectorates of East Africa, South Africa, and the Portuguese colony of Mozambique during the second half of the nineteenth century. Under Aga Khan III’s guidance from 1893 onwards and continued through the twenty century, new ethics 3

In: African and Asian Studies

note is a modi fi ed version of a short essay presented with a di ff erent title: The Baloch role as mercenaries in East Africa during the XIX Century to The International Conference: “Pluralism in Baluchistan”, Uppsala University, Sweden, 18-21 August 2005, organised and edited by Dr. Agnes Korn, Dr

In: African and Asian Studies
Author: Ali A. Mazrui

education. In the early 1960s there developed the University of East Africa (Sicherman 1998 ) – a federation of Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda, the University College in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University College of Nairobi in Kenya. Such an African University with campuses in

In: African and Asian Studies
Author: Susan Beckerleg

Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK E-mail: Abstract Migration from Yemen to East Africa has been occurring for centuries and continued well into the twentieth century. Since the European explorations of the

In: African and Asian Studies

economic source of Zanzibar Island – along the coastal area of Sub-Saharan East Africa. Th e role played by the Omani Sultans – the myth – within the western traditional historiography, which often described them as fi rmly controlling both the Arabian and African littorals and the major trading ports of

In: African and Asian Studies

Congresses, symposia, fes- tivals and international conferences, where the problems of national liberation of the peoples of the Near and Middle East, Africa and Latin America were discussed. But as a whole the chances to communicate at these events were very limited. The contacts between the Soviet and

In: Iran and the Caucasus