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Downloads and abstract views
Year Abstract views Article downloads
2009 1266 5360
2010 7170 14403
2011 10841 16288
2012 14370 22087
2013 23389 43504
2014 27264 42071
2015 32627 42395
2016 54364 42311
2017 74838 46822
Download top 10 - 2017
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Review: Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly, Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (2015) 1937 104
Cows, Bandits, and Violent Conflicts: Understanding Cattle Rustling in Northern Nigeria 1877 734
ECOWAS and the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia 1608 2420
Democracy in Reverse: The 2016 General Election in Zambia 1406 256
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1311 314
Conflict Resolution and Crime Surveillance in Kenya: Local Peace Committees and Nyumba Kumi 1040 2310
The 2015 Nigerian General Elections 942 75
Ethiopian Nationalism: An Ideology to Transcend All Odds 875 95
Land Reform and Conflict in South Sudan: Evidence from Yei River County 768 2991
Land Acquisitions, the Politics of Dispossession, and State-Remaking in Gambella, Western Ethiopia 671 214
Download top 10 - 2016
Article Downloads Views
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 1512 407
Ethiopian Nationalism: An Ideology to Transcend All Odds 1375 322
Land Acquisitions, the Politics of Dispossession, and State-Remaking in Gambella, Western Ethiopia 1244 701
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 834 814
Kenya’s Grand Coalition Government – Another Obstacle to Urgent Constitutional Reform? 724 288
Universal Rights versus Exclusionary Politics: Aspirations and Despair among Eritrean Refugees in Tel Aviv 715 414
The Eagle’s Nest in the Horn of Africa: US Military Strategic Deployment in Djibouti 707 368
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 660 1314
Burundi after the 2015 Elections: A Conference Report 628 244
“Thousands of New Sankaras”: Resistance and Struggle in Burkina Faso 622 338
Download top 10 - 2015
Article Downloads Views
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1725 2940
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 1423 357
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 1388 1315
Cold War in Southern Africa 1206 221
Becoming Zimbabwe or Becoming Zimbabwean: Identity, Nationalism and State-building 1109 243
Nigeria’s 2015 Election in Perspective 809 569
Blinded by Sight: Divining the Future of Anthropology in Africa 733 435
The Eye of the Beholder: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Burundi 712 423
The Impact of Drug Trafficking on Informal Security Actors in Kenya 678 342
Africa for Africans or Africa for “Natives” Only? “New Nationalism” and Nativism in Zimbabwe and South Africa 666 234
Download top 10 - 2014
Article Downloads Views
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 2271 339
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 1542 963
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1134 1790
The Force of Action: Legitimizing the Coup in Bamako, Mali 1117 165
Blinded by Sight: Divining the Future of Anthropology in Africa 1036 405
Power-Sharing, Conflict and Transition in Burundi: Twenty Years of Trial and Error 939 223
Cold War in Southern Africa 916 251
The Crisis in CAR: Navigating Myths and Interests 840 394
The Growing Influence of Al-Qaeda on the African Continent 819 234
Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Reflections Inspired by Studies of Xenophobia in Cameroon and South Africa 751 303
Download top 10 - 2013
Article Downloads Views
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 1825 597
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 1701 335
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1491 1081
Power-Sharing, Conflict and Transition in Burundi: Twenty Years of Trial and Error 1371 248
The Force of Action: Legitimizing the Coup in Bamako, Mali 1214 340
Cold War in Southern Africa 1138 342
Introduction: Power-Sharing in Africa 957 295
Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Reflections Inspired by Studies of Xenophobia in Cameroon and South Africa 831 361
KONY 2012, Military Humanitarianism, and the Magic of Occult Economies 823 450
Review: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho and Anne Serafin (eds.), African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (2010) 714 65
Download top 10 - 2012
Article Downloads Views
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1174 713
The Growing Influence of Al-Qaeda on the African Continent 841 414
Multilingualism and Hip Hop Consumption in Nigeria: Accounting for the Local Acceptance of a Global Phenomenon 585 222
The Ethnic Politics of Coup Avoidance: Evidence from Zambia and Uganda 534 274
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 526 211
Africa for Africans or Africa for “Natives” Only? “New Nationalism” and Nativism in Zimbabwe and South Africa 511 267
Something Mightier: Marginalization, Occult Imaginations and the Youth Conflict in the Oil-Rich Niger Delta 506 235
The Democratic Impact of ICT in Africa 502 248
Property and Citizenship: Conceptually Connecting Land Rights and Belonging in Africa 487 240
The Limits of the EU as a Peace and Security Actor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 462 163
Download top 10 - 2011
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Continuities, Dislocations and Transformations: 50 Years of Independence in Africa 1145 451
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 737 362
Contested Inclusions: Pitfalls of NGO Peace-Building Activities in Liberia 554 277
Urban Languages in Africa 479 256
Do Nations Have Stomachs? Food, Drink and Imagined Community in Africa 455 232
Changing Webs of Kinship: Spotlights on West Africa 430 213
Under Familiar Fire: Making Decisions During the “Kivu Crisis” 2008 in Goma, DR Congo 411 153
Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Reflections Inspired by Studies of Xenophobia in Cameroon and South Africa 397 271
Deepening Democracy through Multipartyism: The Bumpy Road to Uganda’s 2011 Elections 393 194
Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa 379 92
Download top 10 - 2010
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The Ethiopian Second Republic and the Fragile “Social Contract” 1200 279
Introduction: Power-Sharing in Africa 811 473
Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Reflections Inspired by Studies of Xenophobia in Cameroon and South Africa 693 364
And They Are Still Targeting: Assessing the Effectiveness of Targeted Sanctions against Zimbabwe 606 320
Beyond Polarity: Negotiating a Hybrid State in Somaliland 604 210
Africa for Africans or Africa for “Natives” Only? “New Nationalism” and Nativism in Zimbabwe and South Africa 599 145
Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa 555 115
Perspectives on African Studies and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa 540 326
The Perils of Power-Sharing: Africa and Beyond 522 238
The Prevalence of Power-Sharing: Exploring the Patterns of Post-Election Peace 516 207
Download top 10 - 2009
Article Downloads Views
New Nationalism and Xenophobia in Africa – A New Inclination? 943 226
Ethiopian Nationalism: An Ideology to Transcend All Odds 724 115
Africa for Africans or Africa for “Natives” Only? “New Nationalism” and Nativism in Zimbabwe and South Africa 690 105
Who to Blame and What’s to Gain? Reflections on Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa 609 104
“New” Nationalism and Autochthony – Tales of Origin as Political Cleavage 485 120
From the Editors’ Desk 477 169
New Nationalism and Development in Africa 417 139
Discrimination, Despoliation and Irreconcilable Difference: Host-Immigrant Tensions in Brazzaville, Congo 357 77
Buchbesprechung: Wolbert G. C. Smidt, Kinfe Abraham (Hrsg.): Discussing Conflict in Ethiopia. Conflict Management and Resolution (2007)
(Review: Wolbert G. C. Smidt, Kinfe Abraham (eds.): Discussing Conflict in Ethiopia. Conflict Management and Resolution (2007))
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Buchbesprechung: Manfred Schulz (Hrsg.): Entwicklungsträger in der DR Kongo. Entwicklungen in Politik, Wirtschaft, Religion, Zivilgesellschaft und Kultur (2007)
(Review: Manfred Schulz (ed.): Entwicklungsträger in der DR Kongo. Entwicklungen in Politik, Wirtschaft, Religion, Zivilgesellschaft und Kultur (2007))
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