Africa-Related Dissertations Database

The Africa-Related Dissertations Database is a resource that represents various areas of Africa-Related expertise developed by Howard University graduate students. It provides information about Africa-Related dissertations and theses completed at Howard University. The database is searchable by area of study, country, type or year. You can also search using any keyword or name in the "Search" field.

Most of the dissertations and theses below are available on ProQuest ( Most universities, including Howard University, have ProQuest subscriptions so that students, faculty and other personnel have complimentary access when logged into their university account.

Titlesort descending Name Area of study Country Type Year
Education and Pan-Africanism: A Case Study of Ghana, 1957-1966 Mjiba Frehiwot Education, History, Pan-Africanism, Youth Ghana Dissertation 2012
Harder than de Rock: The Contribution of Social Role to the Resilience of Youth in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone Julie Guyot-Diangone Social Work, Sociology, Youth Sierra Leone Dissertation 2012
Intra-Repair: A Pan African Concept and Mechanism to Eliminate Racism & Facilitate Racial Healing Through Reparations Gregory Hay Ethnic and Racial Studies, Pan-Africanism Thesis 2012
Non-Governmental Organizations and the Social Constructions of Africa: A Nigerian Case Study David Olusegun Olanipekun Communications and Media, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Sociology Nigeria Dissertation 2012
Oil: Lessons from Comparative Perspectives for Ghana Maame Frema Osei Boakye Energy, Political Science Ghana Thesis 2012
Policy and Implementation: The Case of Maternal Mortality in Kenya Norah Langat Gender Studies, Health / Medicine Kenya Thesis 2012
Post-Colonial Africa: Confronting the Social and Cultural Challenges of Globalization Gamby Camara Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Culture, Globalization, Sociology Thesis 2012
Secret Societies and Other Mutual Aid Societies: A Triangular Investigation of Africa, the West Indies and the United States of America, 1775-1950 Ronald Courtney Noel History, Sociology United States Dissertation 2012
State Breakdown and the Rise of Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia: Understanding the Organizing Principles and Dynamics of Nationhood Yohannes Haile Conflict Resolution, Governance, International Relations, Law, Political Science Somalia Dissertation 2012
The African Masking Process: Re-Interpreting Mask and Mas’ in Six Anglophone Texts Kela Nnarka Francis Literature Dissertation 2012
The Challenges of Implementation to Achieve Universal Primary Education in Post-Conflict Societies: Historical Analysis of the Ugandan Experience Loy Azalia Education, History, Youth Uganda Thesis 2012
The Economic Integration of Trade Policy in South Africa: A Case Study of Ethekwini Nichelle Sylvette Williams Commerce / Trade, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science South Africa Dissertation 2012
The Ethiopian Diaspora and United States Foreign Policy Towards Ethiopia Mesfin Endrias Hailegebriel Diaspora, Foreign Policy, International Relations Ethiopia, United States Dissertation 2012
The Social Implications of Sub-Saharan Financial Markets: Case Analysis From the Nairobi and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges Curtis E. Kidd III Economics, Public Policy Kenya, South Africa Dissertation 2012
The State and Conflicts in The Democratic Republic of the Congo Christopher Taylor Conflict Resolution, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Democratic Republic of The Congo Thesis 2012
A Historical Analysis of Adventist World Radio’s Impact in the East Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: A Case Study of Tanzania Desrene L. Vernon Communications and Media, History, Religion / Theology Tanzania Dissertation 2011
Education and Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Traditional Bonesetting and Orthopaedic Medicine in West Africa Chika Anne Ezeanya Education, Health / Medicine Dissertation 2011
Governance & Democratic Transition in Africa: Understanding "Ivoirite" and Ethnicity Challenges to Citizenship & Nation-Building in Cote d'Ivoire Salia Zouande Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Cote D’ivoire Thesis 2011
Human Security, Women's Rights & Citizenship: Assessing the Role of Women in African Development Tracy Keyser Development, Gender Studies, Human Security Thesis 2011
Humanitarian Development in Zimbabwe, 1995-2005 Bruce Ormond Grant Development, Humanitarianism Zimbabwe Dissertation 2011