Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

About the Author and this Site

This site, operated by Ruben Eberlein, is dedicated to African politics and societies. Here you will find my regularly updated writings on this subject – interviews, comments, reviews and analyses as well as notes about the work of other authors.

0603_bild_fussballI’m an Africanist and journalist based in Berlin, Germany, working in this field for fifteen years now, with first-hand experience in Southern and West Africa. My articles appear mainly in German papers and magazines such as Jungle World, Konkret, Blätter des Informationszentrums 3. Welt (iz3w) and Welt-Sichten. On and off, I’m a referee for publications as Journal of Modern African Studies (Cambridge) or Afrika Focus (Ghent).

Past employment with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig and with a member of the Bundestag from the Left party; currently freelanced. Special academic research focus on domination, subjugation and resistance in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, and Islamism in Africa.

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