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European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS) Annual Meeting 2016


The ELIAS network is an informal network for librarians, archivists, documentalists and other information workers working with materials from and about Africa in institutions (libraries, archives, organisations, NGOs etc.) within Europe.

This year’s ELIAS meeting will be held at the Royal Museum for Central Africa at Tervuren, Belgium on Friday 17th June 2016, with an evening programme on Thursday 16th June. If you have any contributions for the meeting please send them to Fleur De Jaeger, who is hosting the meeting –

More details about ELIAS and previous meetings can be found at

Beyond Ebola: Economic Development in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Africa Research Institute invites you to

 Beyond Ebola: Economic Development in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Thursday 25th June 2015 from 6pm to 8pm

Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL


  • Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey  Liberian academic, activist and author based at SOAS, University of London
  • Biro Diallo – General Manager Operations, Rio Tinto Simandou
  • Ade Daramy – Chair & Spokesperson for the UK-Sierra Leone Ebola Task Force

The World Bank estimates that the Ebola epidemic and plunging iron ore and bauxite prices will cut the forecast GDP of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by at least $1.6 billion.

Restoring investor confidence in the region is crucial. So too is developing economic strategies that promote agriculture, create jobs and better reflect informal employment practices. Despite significant GDP growth in the three countries from 2011 onwards, no “trickle down” effect was discernible.

Join us on 25 June as we host an expert panel discussion to identify practical steps that need to be taken to promote inclusive and sustainable economic recovery in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL

Drinks and light refreshments will be served

Registration is essential as space is limited
Book your place

Join the conversation online at #BeyondEbola


50th issue of African Studies Abstract Online published

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African Studies Abstracts Online 50 (2015)

has been published and is now available at:

In 2013 Marlene van Doorn wrote about “A half century of abstracting at the African Studies Centre Leiden” (publ. in African Research and Documentation 2013, 123, “Since 1968 the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden, The Netherlands, has published an abstracts journal, first under the title Documentatieblad (1968- 1993), subsequently renamed African Studies Abstracts. In 2003 African Studies Abstracts went online.”
The ASC Library staff is now proudly presenting the 50th issue  African Studies Abstracts Online, while at the same time presenting new alert possibilities:
1. Alerts on new titles on African countries and subjects:   (via email or RSS, also containing links to e-publications)
2. New Acquisitions List    New version, with a special category (free) Electronic Documents
Feedback is always welcome.
Earlier issues of ASAOnline can be found here: (incl. search facilities in 90,000 abstracts)
Kind regards,
The Editors
All correspondence should be sent to:
African Studies Centre
PO Box 9555
2300 RB Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 71 527 33 54

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