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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 27268 33936
2015 32849 37390
2016 54364 42311
2017 79187 48614
2018 69998 34062
Download top 10 - 2018
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Cows, Bandits, and Violent Conflicts: Understanding Cattle Rustling in Northern Nigeria 1324 865
ECOWAS and the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia 1162 522
The 2015 Nigerian General Elections 957 80
Democracy in Reverse: The 2016 General Election in Zambia 768 109
Renegotiated (Post)Colonial Relations within the New Portuguese Migration to Angola 705 3055
The Institutionalisation of Power Revisited: Presidential Term Limits in Africa 632 817
The Power of Mixed Messages: Women, Peace, and Security Language in National Action Plans from Africa 585 3144
Bob’s Out, the Croc Is In: Continuity or Change in Zimbabwe? 490 3104
Press Freedom and Nigeria’s Cybercrime Act of 2015: An Assessment 468 764
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 445 429
Download top 10 - 2017
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Cows, Bandits, and Violent Conflicts: Understanding Cattle Rustling in Northern Nigeria 1940 752
Review: Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly, Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (2015) 1938 105
ECOWAS and the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia 1721 2450
Democracy in Reverse: The 2016 General Election in Zambia 1417 260
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1370 328
Conflict Resolution and Crime Surveillance in Kenya: Local Peace Committees and Nyumba Kumi 1056 2311
The 2015 Nigerian General Elections 979 78
Ethiopian Nationalism: An Ideology to Transcend All Odds 884 98
Land Reform and Conflict in South Sudan: Evidence from Yei River County 838 3392
Land Acquisitions, the Politics of Dispossession, and State-Remaking in Gambella, Western Ethiopia 698 221
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
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 1415 359
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 1313 1319
Cold War in Southern Africa 1200 221
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 1166 2942
Becoming Zimbabwe or Becoming Zimbabwean: Identity, Nationalism and State-building 1085 243
Nigeria’s 2015 Election in Perspective 776 573
The Eye of the Beholder: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Burundi 697 424
The Impact of Drug Trafficking on Informal Security Actors in Kenya 663 342
Religion and Politics in Africa: The Future of “The Secular” 611 290
Kenya’s Grand Coalition Government – Another Obstacle to Urgent Constitutional Reform? 608 464
Download top 10 - 2014
Article Downloads Views
Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse 2263 339
Boko Haram: The Development of a Militant Religious Movement in Nigeria 1232 963
The Force of Action: Legitimizing the Coup in Bamako, Mali 944 165
Cold War in Southern Africa 914 251
The Boko Haram Uprising and Islamic Revivalism in Nigeria 862 1790
The Crisis in CAR: Navigating Myths and Interests 808 394
Power-Sharing, Conflict and Transition in Burundi: Twenty Years of Trial and Error 725 223
Work and Masculinity in Katanga’s Artisanal Mines 718 239
Blinded by Sight: Divining the Future of Anthropology in Africa 546 405
Violence and Votes in Nigeria: The Dominance of Incumbents in the Use of Violence to Rig Elections 527 219
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
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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
Review: Wolbert G. C. Smidt, Kinfe Abraham (eds.): Discussing Conflict in Ethiopia. Conflict Management and Resolution (2007) 171 48
Review: Manfred Schulz (ed.): Entwicklungsträger in der DR Kongo. Entwicklungen in Politik, Wirtschaft, Religion, Zivilgesellschaft und Kultur (2007) 167 55


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