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
The Political Development of Nigeria in a Comparative Analysis: An Inquiry Into Why States Succeed or Fail in Nation Building. The Case Study with Selected Countries Emuaredhowo Ozomeyo Development, Governance, Political Science Nigeria Dissertation 2003
The Reconstitution of the East African Cooperation: A Strategy for Development Andrew D. Musila Development, International Relations, Political Science Dissertation 2003
The Role of Traditional Health Practitioners in the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa Amy L. Eble Culture, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Sociology Thesis 2003
Gender Inequality in Higher Education: The of the University of Ghana, 1980-2000 Allan Kwame Dugbazah Education, Gender Studies, Youth Ghana Dissertation 2002
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Consequences of Development for Women in Africa: The Case of Ghana Kingsley Owusu-Afriyie Communications and Media, Development, Gender Studies, Technology Ghana Dissertation 2002
Sudanese Government Policies and the Roles and Status of Nubian Women Sherri McFarland Gender Studies, Governance, Public Policy Sudan Dissertation 2002
The Role of the Media in the Nigerian Transition to Civilian Rule Okachi Kpalukwu Communications and Media, Governance Nigeria Dissertation 2002
Images of Women in Tswana Literature: An Analysis of Proverbs and Selected Works by Modern Botswana Writers Matthews M. Tselaesele Gender Studies, Language, Literature Botswana Thesis 2001
Saudi Arabia Development and Cultural Assistance to Sub-Saharan African Countries, 1975-1995 Khaled Alghoraiyr Culture, Development Saudi Arabia Dissertation 2001
The Role of Film and Video in the Liberation Struggle of Eritrea Zerai Haile Cinema, Conflict Resolution, Political Science Eritrea Thesis 2001
The World Bank/International Monetary Fund Policies in the Informal Financial Activities in the Congo: The Case of Savings and Credit Associations Sombele Taka Economics, Foreign Policy, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Democratic Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2001
Ubuntu: A Study of African Women’s Representation and Identity in South African Creative Media Nancy Plaatjies Cinema, Communications and Media, Gender Studies, Literature South Africa Dissertation 2001
Ethiopia's Foreign Relations with Israel: 1955-1998 Jennifer Ann Joyce Foreign Policy, Political Science Ethiopia, Israel Thesis 2000
Imagery of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in American Newspapers: 1976-1997 Michelle Hathikhanavala Communications and Media South Africa, United States Thesis 2000
The Viability of Community Participation Approach in the Operation and Management of Sustainable Urban Sanitation Systems in Less Developed Countries: The Case of Sewage Disposal and Social Waste Management in Tanzania Elias Magembe Development Tanzania Dissertation 2000
Who Speaks for Squatters: A Case Study of an Informal Settlement South of Johannesburg Called Joe Slovo Park Marilyn S. Hoosen Political Science, Public Policy South Africa Thesis 2000
Women, Culture and the Oral Tradition in West Africa: A Study of the Griottes of Senegal Alfia Johnson Culture, Gender Studies, Literature, Music, Oral Tradition, Sociology Senegal Thesis 2000
Environmental and Energy Conservation in Zimbabwe Yodit G. Kassaye Energy, Environmental Studies Zimbabwe Thesis 1999
Ethiopia and Social Change: A Philosophical Assessment Abiy Tsegaye Philosophy, Sociology Ethiopia Dissertation 1999
Increasing Cocoa Production under Ghana’s Structural Adjustment Programs: An Empirical Study of Established Farmers in Tano North Cocoa District in the Brong-Ahafo Region Kwaku Osei-Akom Agriculture Ghana Dissertation 1999