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.

Title Namesort descending Area of study Country Type Year
Mainstream Orientation, Perceived Stress, and Kidney Function in African Immigrants Mana Kadigia Ali Health / Medicine, Immigration / Migration Dissertation 2015
Portuguese, Creole or Both: The Problematic of Language Choice in the Republic of Guinea- Bissau. The Social, Political and Economic Implications of Language Choice Myrna Handem Economics, Education, Language, Political Science, Public Policy Guinea-bissau Dissertation 2015
Deregulation Policy and Competition in Nigeria’s Telecoms Industry Onochie Jude Dieli Communications and Media, Economics Nigeria 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
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
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
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
Relationship Management of the ‘Brain Circulation’ Phenomenon: The Case of the Ugandan Government and Its Ugandan Diaspora in the United States Stella-Monica Nalugwa Mpande Communications and Media, Diaspora, Governance, International Relations Uganda, United States Dissertation 2015
The Clash of the Titans: Augustine Ngom Jua, Solomon Tandeng Muna, and Politics of Transition in Post-Colonial Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972 Womai Ignatius Song Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Governance, History, Political Science Cameroon Dissertation 2015
Black Female Entrepreneurs in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Achieving Female Economic Empowerment in the Formal and Informal Sectors Aamira Chaney Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Economics, Gender Studies South Africa Dissertation 2014
Gender Inequality in the Process of Public Governance: The Case of the Senegalese Parliament Anta Sane Gender Studies, Governance, Political Science Senegal Dissertation 2014
Nigeria’s Africa Policy and Regional Security: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Contributions to ECOMOG Peace Support Operations in Liberia, 1990-1999 Felix Firima Barikor Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science Liberia, Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Encounters, Identities, and Religious Struggle: The Roots of the Revival Churches of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Congos George Imongo Kintiba History, Religion / Theology Democratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2014
Migration as a Strategy of “Authentic” Development? The Case of Senegal Jau-Yon Chen Development, Immigration / Migration, International Relations Senegal Dissertation 2014
Social Change and the Crises of Religious Politics in Africa: A Critical Review of Christian-Muslim Relations in Nigeria Jude Chinweuba Asike Political Science, Religion / Theology, Sociology Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Investigating an Automated Method to Explore Mesoscale Convective Complexes in West Africa Kim Dionne Whitehall Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation 2014
Healing Narratives and Treatment Approaches in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management in the Republic of Chad Laounodji Mbairessem Communications and Media, Culture, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, International Relations Chad Dissertation 2014
Ghana’s Black Gold Rush: Analyzing the Effects of Globalization, Political Leadership, and Insecurity on Development and Unemployment From Independence to Present, Ghana’s Oil Era Monique Alicia Gamble Energy, Globalization, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana Dissertation 2014
Lawyering Against Apartheid: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1967-1994 Myra Ann Houser Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, History, Law South Africa Dissertation 2014
Zanzibari Women in Local Social Entrepreneurship: A Participatory Social Learning Approach to Community Sustainability Ronya Foy Connor Gender Studies, Social Work Tanzania Dissertation 2014