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 ascending Name Area of study Country Type Year
Malaria Parametric Model with Applications to the Disease Incidence in Mali and Nigeria Moussa Doumbia Health / Medicine Mali, Nigeria Dissertation 2017
Intra-state Conflicts in the Horn of Africa and Their Implications for the Regional Security Bekele Bengessa Hirbe Governance, International Relations, Political Science Dissertation 2017
Intra-state Conflicts in the Horn of Africa and Their Implications for the Regional Security Bekele Bengessa Hirbe Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, Global Security, International Relations, Political Science Dissertation 2017
Generations in Conversation: Historical Memory and Social Critique in Kenyan Literature Vanessa A. Oyugi History, Literature, Sociology Kenya Dissertation 2017
Development and Validation of an Amharic Version Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire (SMAQ) and Its Use in the Assessment of Medication Adherence Predictors Among Persons of Ethiopian Descent Raniya Ali Al-Matari Biology, Health / Medicine Ethiopia Dissertation 2017
Competing Visions in African Politics: A Case Study of Felix Houphouet-Boigny and Kwame Nkrumah on their Divergent Perspectives of African Independence and Unity Aboussou Dadoua Economics, Governance, History, Political Science Cote D’ivoire, Ghana Dissertation 2017
Chinese Infrastructure Development Aid and Its Effect on Economic Growth and Productivity: The Nigerian Case, 2000-2015 Janeen Cheree Guest Development, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Relations China, Nigeria Dissertation 2017
An Exploration of the Well-Being Experiences of Igbo Immigrants in the United States Through the Investigation of Their Adaptation and Coping Strategies Charles Okechukwu Chukwuani Health / Medicine, Immigration / Migration, Social Work Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2017
A Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Ethical Leadership with School Leaders in Southern Nigeria: A Perspective of Three Primary Schools Dorothy Chukwudumebi Egbufor Education, Sociology, Youth Nigeria Dissertation 2017
A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush’s and Barack H. Obama’s Foreign Policies Towards Ghana Abdul Razak Iddris Foreign Policy, Governance, International Relations, Political Science Ghana, United States Dissertation 2017
Transformations in Art Production and Exhibition in Egypt From 1980 to 2014 Sarah Kristine Sharp Art History, Fine Arts Egypt 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
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
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
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
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
History Dances: Toward an Understanding of History and Culture Through the Lens of Mande Dance Ofosuwa M. Abiola Culture, History, Dance Dissertation 2016
Forging a New Africa: Black Internationalism and the Council on African Affairs, 1937-1955 Alhaji H. Conteh Diaspora, History Dissertation 2016
Entering the Sacred Circle: A History of the Akan Spiritual Tradition in the United States, 1965-2015 Angela Tamika McMillan Culture, Diaspora, History Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, United States Dissertation 2016
Emerging Infectious Diseases: Sierra Leone’s 2014 Ebola as a Case Study of Modern Day Epidemic Plagues Sao-Kpato Hannah Isatta Max-Kyne Health / Medicine, Public Policy Sierra Leone Dissertation 2016