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
Oil As a Resource Blessing for Ghana's Sustainable Development: Drawing Lessons from Nigeria's Experience in Oil Exploration & Investment Deniece Yeboah Development, Economics, Energy, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana, Nigeria Thesis 2011
Projecting Nation? Cinema and the Creation of a National Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa Cara Moyer-Duncan Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Cinema South Africa Dissertation 2011
Suffering in Silence? Intrapersonal Communication Regarding Female Empowerment and Healthcare Access for Breast Cancer Screening in Cape Town, South Africa Jennifer J. Jones Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, Health / Medicine South Africa Dissertation 2011
The Cultural Geography of Insecurity in the African Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lonzen Rugira Conflict Resolution, Culture, Geography, Political Science Burundi, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Rwanda Dissertation 2011
The Long Term Impact of French Colonial Administration on Haiti and Guinea Factors that Affect the Unmet Potential of Haiti & Guinea Gessie Belizaire Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Foreign Policy, Governance, Political Science Guinea, Haiti Thesis 2011
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Gold Coast, the Asante and the Era of Illegal Slave Trading, 1807-1874 Jarvis Lamar Hargrove History, Slavery Ghana Dissertation 2011
Toward a Successful Plan for Educational Technology for Low-Income Communities: A Formative Evaluation of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Projects in Nigeria and Ghana Bellarmine Anthonia Ezumah Communications and Media, Education, Technology, Youth Ghana, Nigeria Dissertation 2011
Understanding Men’s Interference in Women’s Empowerment and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nigeria: A Gender Comparison Annie N. Duru Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Nigeria Dissertation 2011
Biological Evaluation of Four Selected African Medicinal Plants for Their Trypanocidal Properties, Mode of Action, and Chemical Compounds Hilaire M. Kenguele Biology, Chemistry, Health / Medicine Dissertation 2010
Conflict in Congo-Zaire and the participation of the youth population: Implications on Human Security 1996-2000 Mauna Dosso Conflict Resolution, Human Security, Political Science, Youth Democratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of The Congo Thesis 2010
Driving on an Unpaved Road: The Case of the Arts and Film Industry in the Republic of Namibia Mutheu Maitha Bomba Cinema, Public Policy Namibia Dissertation 2010
Financial Dollarization and Institutional Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa Chola Milambo Economics Dissertation 2010
Gender, Sexual Communication, and Condom Negotiation: A Case Study of the Addis Ababa University Modeling and Reinforcement to Combat HIV/AIDS Project Sophia Abdi Nur Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS Ethiopia Dissertation 2010
Human Security and Conflict Management: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Sierra Leone, 2002 to 2009 Francis Wiafe-Amoako Conflict Resolution, Global Security, International Relations, Political Science Sierra Leone Dissertation 2010
Human Security and Environmental Sustainability: The Impact of Environmental Factors on Socio-Economic Systems in the Horn of Africa Edwin M. Oyoo Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Security, Sociology Dissertation 2010
State Failure, Terrorism and Piracy in an Interconnected World: Somalia as a Test Case for the Global Security Concerns of the Twenty-First Century Christopher L. Daniels Foreign Policy, Global Security, Governance, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Terrorism Somalia Dissertation 2010
Structures: Representations of the House in African-American and Black Southern African Women's Writing Lanisa Kitchiner Gender Studies, Literature South Africa, United States Dissertation 2010
The Eighteenth Century Ge’ez (Classical Ethiopic) Manuscript, A Theological Treatise of the Daqiqa Estifanos Monastic Order Steffan A. Spencer History, Religion / Theology Ethiopia Dissertation 2010
The Role of Mobile Phone Technology in Health Interventions in Rural Communities: A Kenyan Exploratory Study Kerry-Ann Hamilton Communications and Media, Health / Medicine, Technology Kenya Dissertation 2010
Assertions of Agency & Distributive Justice in Communication from the New World Information Order to Globalization: Has a Model Emerged for Africa's Development Sandra Rattley Communications and Media, Development, Foreign Policy, Globalization, Political Science, Technology Thesis 2009