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
National Security Challenges: An Assessment of State Responses to Boko-Haram Insurgency in Nigeria Ayotunde Femi Igbalajobi Foreign Policy, Global Security, Human Security, International Relations, Terrorism Nigeria Dissertation 2016
Remittances and the Dutch Disease: Evidence from Selected South African Development Community Countries Isaac Dyendelayi Economics, Public Policy Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland Dissertation 2016
State Monopolization and Discontentment in Post-Independence South Sudan: A Déjà Vu All Over Again Benjamin Aciek Machar Governance, International Relations, Political Science South Sudan Dissertation 2016
The Developmental Element in South Africa-China Relations: Dynamics, Imperatives, and Paradigms From Mbeki to Zuma Phiwokuhle Wisdom Mnyandu Development, International Relations, Public Policy China, South Africa Dissertation 2016
The Identity Politics of Nation, Color, Language and Land in the Literature of Nubian Egyptians: Contextualizing Muhammad Khalil Qasim’s Novel al-Shamandourah Naglaa Fathi Mahmoud Hussein Ethnic and Racial Studies, Language, Literature, Political Science Egypt Dissertation 2016
Transformations in Art Production and Exhibition in Egypt From 1980 to 2014 Sarah Kristine Sharp Art History, Fine Arts Egypt Dissertation 2016
A Case Study on Poverty and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Examining Government Policy and Practices, 1994-2012 Sechaba Khoapa Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Economics, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy South Africa Dissertation 2015
A Historical Materialist Analysis of Transnational Capitalism and Shifts in Poverty and HIV Prevalence Among Women in Uganda, 1983-2013 Sabrina Lynn Smiley Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, History, HIV/AIDS, Sociology Uganda Dissertation 2015
Afro-Islamic Philosophy, Black Liberation and the Intellectual Efforts of Blacks to lead Meaningful Lives in American Society Jasmine Underwood Religion / Theology, Sociology United States Thesis 2015
Characterization of the Relationship Between West African Jet Streams and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Implications on Lake Chad Level Variability Churchill Obinna Okonkwo Atmospheric Sciences Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Deregulation Policy and Competition in Nigeria’s Telecoms Industry Onochie Jude Dieli Communications and Media, Economics Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Determinants of Effective Development Aid in Africa: Examining the Impact of International Assistance in Rwanda Shirley Pierre Development, Humanitarianism, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Rwanda Thesis 2015
Globalization, Growth, and Economic Convergence in Sub Saharan Africa Belinda Priscille Mambo Economics, Globalization Dissertation 2015
Governance and Growth in Nigeria: Examining the Competing Bilateral Economic Relationships Among Nigeria, China and the United States, 2001-2011 Saidat Olaide Ilo Economics, Foreign Policy, Governance, International Relations, Political Science China, Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2015
Human Security and Grassroots Development: Case Studies from Kenya and Ethiopia Fikre Debela Development, Human Security Ethiopia, Kenya Thesis 2015
Hydropolitics, Hydro-Hegemony and the Problem of Egyptʹs Securitization of Eastern Nile Benjamin Akwei Energy, Political Science Egypt Dissertation 2015
Imperialism, Rape and the Congo Predicament Chioma Mary Oruh Economics, Gender Studies, Globalization, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science Democratic Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2015
Liberia: The Implementation of Its Founding Ideology and Early Socioeconomic and Political Development, 1822-1900 Bartholomew Doe Toe, Sr. Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology Liberia Dissertation 2015
Mainstream Orientation, Perceived Stress, and Kidney Function in African Immigrants Mana Kadigia Ali Health / Medicine, Immigration / Migration Dissertation 2015
National Conflicts and International Intervention in Africa: United States Policies in Resolving the Two Sudans Protracted Wars Ashantie L. Alford Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, International Relations South Sudan, Sudan, United States Dissertation 2015