A message to you from WARA …

The West African Research Association (WARA) is  an organization made up of individuals who support the dissemination of accurate information to the globe. It is clear that there is still a lot of work to be done at home in terms of education, and we support our partners in the US who are also working diligently to that end. … Continue reading

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Watch Professor Aliou Cisse Niang’s Lecture: Religious Messengers and Identity Construction in the Bible and Diola Faith Traditions

On October 11th, 2017, WARA and Boston Unviersity’s African Studies Center had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Aliou Cissé Niang, of Union Theological Seminary, to discuss his paper “Religious Messengers and Identity Construction in the Bible and Diola Faith Traditions.” Religious messengers have the power to effect change, shape community identity and innovate their respective… Continue reading Watch Professor Aliou Cisse Niang’s Lecture: Religious Messengers and Identity Construction in the Bible and Diola Faith Traditions

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 WARC Travel Grant Awardees! We look forward to your research findings in months to come…

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the WARC Travel Grant this summer. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them. Agblegoe Benigan (Université de Lomé, Togo), “Essai sur le régime juridique de la lutte contre le terrorisme en droit international: Cas de L’UNION AFRICAINE”… Continue reading Congratulations to the Fall 2017 WARC Travel Grant Awardees! We look forward to your research findings in months to come…

WARC: Public Lecture by Dr Leigh Swigart, Brandeis University: Global Court, Local Languages: How the International Criminal Court Pursues Multilingual Justice

Dr. Leigh Swigart of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University, on November 30, 2017 in the afternoon at the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, offered an insightful talk on efforts made by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure that “languages of lesser diffusion” can play an effective… Continue reading WARC: Public Lecture by Dr Leigh Swigart, Brandeis University: Global Court, Local Languages: How the International Criminal Court Pursues Multilingual Justice

WARA proudly announces this year’s recipient of the Herskovits Prize, Dr. Fallou Ngom, Director of Boston University’s African Studies Center and WARA member

    WARA is proud of the accomplishments Dr. Fallou Ngom has made in his efforts to increase research on Ajami, the Arabic script that is adopted to many African languages as a form of written communication over many centuries. His latest book, Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya (Oxford… Continue reading WARA proudly announces this year’s recipient of the Herskovits Prize, Dr. Fallou Ngom, Director of Boston University’s African Studies Center and WARA member