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Pratap Kumar, P.

South Asian connection with East African coast goes a long way. One point that needs clarification at the outset is that immigration to East Africa has been generally from the South Asian subcontinent. However, these immigrants are broadly referred to as “Asians.” Therefore, in East Africa, the

Philip C. Aka

That assessment turned out to be precipitate. Uganda is a country in East Africa of about 39 million people as of 2015. 12 It is a country hemmed in by Kenya in the East, Rwanda in the West, Africa’s newest nation South Sudan in the North, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaïre) as


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 post

Andrea Montella

customs. As Mortimer Wheeler on August 22, 1955, stated, “The history of Oriental Africa was written by Chinese celadon”. 7 The East African Coast and Swahili Culture The East African Coast, also known as the Swahili Coast, stretches over 2,500 kilometres from Somalia to Mozambique, and from the

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

Chris Maina Peter and Chris Maina Peter

© 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

Susana Salvaterra Trovão and Filomena Batoréu

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

Beatrice Nicolini

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

The Indian Experience as a Swahili Mirror in Colonial Mombasa

The Ambiguous Position of Sheikh Al-Amin Bin Ali Mazrui

Alamin Mazrui

essays that appeared in Swahifa, a Swahili periodical of the 1930s, authored and published by Sheikh Al-Amin bin Ali Mazrui, the leading East African Muslim reformist scholar prior to his death in 1948. It is fair to say that the position of Sheikh Al-Amin was quite emblematic of the Swahili ambiguity

Sewa Singh Kalsi & Eleanor Nesbitt

terms “zāt” and “caste” to refer to this social group. In line with the history of Rāmgaṛhīās, the article focuses on their community’s development in India (primarily in Punjab), in East Africa (where Rām...