Africanists Return

Jo Ford returned to the ANU in July as an Associate Professor in the Law Department. His research interests include law, governance and development, especially  in Sub-Saharan Africa and his forthcoming book is on ‘Regulating Business for Peace’.

Jo will teach an LLM course ‘Law and Governance in sub-Saharan Africa’ in 2016.

Welcome back after far too long to Caroline Ifeka, who is a Visiting Fellow in Archaeology and Anthropology and who has a special interest in West Africa.

Matthew and Angela Neuhaus have returned to Canberra after a four-year posting in Harare. Angela was born in Uganda while Sydney-born Matthew grew up in Tanzania. Matthew has also served in Nigeria and Kenya and is now the Assistant Secretary heading DFAT’s Africa Branch.

His replacement as Ambassador to Zimbabwe is Suzanne McCourt while Neil Hawkins became Ambassador to Egypt earlier this year.



Australia Africa Conference at ANU

The above conference, hosted by the the AAUN, the Australia Africa Business Council, the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Heads of African Missions, is on again this year at ANU, from Wednesday, August to Friday,
August, 28th.

The the panels at the Crawford School on the Thursday will cover:
* Investment and Business Promotion,
*Education, Science and Technology
* Food, Nutrition and Health Security

For more details please see

Find attached a link to conference registration

Sister Angelique Namaika at ANU

Sister Angélique Namaika who is visiting Australia as the guest of Australia for UNHCR. is the recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award – UNHCR’s highest human rights prize – for her ground-breaking work with women and girls, in a conflict area labelled the most dangerous place to be a woman than a soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sister Angelique’s visit forms part of Australia for UNHCR’s work in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The organisation funds a number of SGBV projects in the DRC and works to implement UN Resolution 2106 which seeks to build on UN Resolution 1325 and strengthen protections for women in conflict zones
The event is co-hosted by The Institute for Gender and Australia for UNHCR.Vice Chancellor Ian Young will open the event.
Event date is Tuesday 18 August 2015
Time 18h30 – 20h30 (light refreshments from 17h30+)
Venue Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research (131); Garran Road, ANU
 Please support and register on line by clicking on the link below where you will be directed to register your attendance. Deadline for registration is 12 August.