12.21.2022

25 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (Late December 2022)

December 2022 live Africa-related job vacancies summarised here:
25 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (Late December 2022)

There are a whole host of jobs that dominate much of the December vacancies scene this month. Political Officers, Senior Risk Analysts, PhD Studentships, Legal Advisors and more; surely there is something for all of you.

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FEATURED:

Stuart Ross Communications Internship

Organisation - HR Director

Job - Stuart Ross Internship

Position Type - Full Time

This is the only communications internship where you will be working on projects affecting millions of people across the capital every day.

You must be of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (as defined below) background and either an undergraduate or recent graduate on track to receive, or have already achieved, a 2:2 in any degree; or be a non-graduate with no more than one year’s paid experience in the communications industry – such as public relations, public affairs, marketing, stakeholder engagement, media, or other related fields.

For more info about this role; please click here

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ONE:

Committee Member

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Clinical Social Work, research or related field.
  • Master's degree preferable.
  • Proven experience in a research field.
  • Sound understanding of research methodologies.
  • To provide support and provide research leadership to BMHM show hosts and producers from the lens of racial equity focusing on the black community across the African Diaspora to include a strategic plan for yearly research planning /programming.
  • The role of the Research Committee is to evaluate whether a proposed project is consistent with the organization mission, whether the appropriate resources are in place to conduct the research, and whether the study outcomes are likely to be useful. The Research Committee also helps potential researchers collaborate with organizational mentors and identify partnerships and support.
  • Attend prescribed meetings.
  • Devise additional methods for promoting research related activities within the organization.
  • Review papers submitted for consideration to be published on BMHM Journal
  • Preside at Research Forums and represent the organization in Mental Health events.
  • To promote collaborative research.
  • Anticipating potential research issues and promptly resolving them.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Black Mental Health Matters are looking for self motivated Professionals passionate about Mental Health Research to join our Research Committee and help develop a strategic plan for yearly research planning to support the organisation efforts to advance Mental Health Research.

 

We aim to improve evidence-based research in the field of black/African/International psychology to serve as experts to intentionally reach our target audience population. Our research purpose is rooted in dispelling myths and stigmatism impacting mental health services and providers serving the BIPOC community.

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TWO:

Principal Engineer – Stockyard and Train Loading Package Lead

  • Experience managing projects and/or detailed engineering processes for a heavy industry or infrastructure application, including with balanced load-out systems.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Project based software tools and systems and processes.
  • Capability in French and/or Mandarin (written and/or spoken) is considered advantageous.
  • International or African experience will be an asset
  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering, Material handling or related fields
  • 10+ years of experience in mining operations and engineering project delivery,
  • Experience in project management, project controls, business improvement, contract management, risk & change management and leadership of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including proficiency in English
  • Experience in plant design, project development (study, commissioning and ops readiness), design and implementation of operational improvement projects, iron ore operations and production will all be highly regarded.

Rio Tinto’s Simandou Project is a new world-class iron ore exploration and mining project located in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. Rio Tinto’s Simandou deposits are located approximately 550 kilometres south-east of Conakry, Guinea’s capital, towards the southern end of the 110km long Simandou mountain range. The Project is about to commence work on engineering and fabrication of the Ouéléba Mine Process Plant, a 60Mtpa operation extending from the ROM crushing station through to twin train load out stations.

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THREE:

PhD Studentship in History: People, Labour, and Empire: The Royal African Company and Slavery in West Africa, 1672-1722

Project Overview: 

This project develops a new, multivocal perspective on the experience of empire in West Africa. Through detailed analysis of the Royal African Company records at The National Archives, the student will investigate the lives of people of varying social status, enslaved and free, men and women, African and European, while producing and promoting resources on this collection for TNA and its audiences.

From 1672 onwards, the RAC monopolised British commerce in Africa, transporting enslaved African people as well as gold and ivory, negotiating and fighting with African rulers and other traders. Its fortifications and trading posts, located from Senegambia to the Bight of Benin, became cross-cultural meeting points and crucial nodes in the business of the empire.

Scholars have positioned West Africa primarily as a source of enslaved labour for other imperial centres, emphasising the RAC’s role in this trade, but the RAC as an institution remains understudied. The structure of its operations in West Africa, its role in international conflict and cooperation, and its employees’ relations with West African communities deserve greater attention.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a Master’s, with a Merit or higher, in History, or a related subject, or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Funding Details:   

  • Starts 1 October 2023
  • 3 years 8 months award
  • Funding covers full tuition fees at the appropriate rate, plus UKRI stipend (currently £17,668 per year)

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FOUR:

Associate Director & Business Development Manager (Pan-Africa)

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION:

Ideally, the candidate will have on the ground experience in South Africa and/or Kenya or other parts of Pan-Africa and have a strong academic background. Experience in offshore structuring and South African tax matters is important. A high level of written and spoken English is essential and Afrikaans and/or Swahili would be an advantage, but is not crucial.

  • Expansion and development of target market intermediaries, introducers and private clients\*;
  • Design and implement business development strategies for target markets in Pan-Africa\*;
  • Develop network for support services offshore and in Pan-Africa\*;
  • Attending and organising relevant events and conferences which may include speaker or panel participation and may be required to be held outside of hours\*;
  • Gathering practical due diligence for on-boarding purposes and working with the Compliance team to finalise the procedural requirements of client on-boarding;
  • Point of contact for key private clients and other professional advisors and intermediaries;
  • Appointment as authorised bank signatory for client structures under management;
  • Appointment as a member of the Investment Committee to review and monitor portfolios for clients under management, including participation in investment reviews, maintenance of portfolios, completion of subscriptions and processing actions;

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A position at Tarian provides an opportunity to work with an experienced, professional and dedicated small but growing team in an owner-managed and independent environment. Associate Director is the second highest level within the firm and accordingly, high autonomy will be given. The Associate Director will report directly to the Managing Director and upon successful growth of the business, manage a team of subordinates. Support will be given for self and family relocation and opportunities to travel to Tarian’s target markets following successful settlement period. For the time being, this position will predominantly be focused on South Africa and Kenya however it is anticipated that the role will expand over time to include other areas in East, West and Southern Africa. Positions generally ensure high job satisfaction due to the variety of challenges, autonomy, recognition and being part of an extended service driven family.

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FIVE:

CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITIONS SALES EXECUTIVE - FRENCH SPEAKING

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION:

  • Fluent written and spoken French/English is a pre-requisite for the job
  • A track record of minimum six months - two years in media sales or sales in a related field
  • You should have a basic knowledge of emerging markets countries geography and politics
  • A dynamic person who can develop quickly to manage their own projects and teams
  • Project Management skills as the role implies managing other team and departments
  • A person with initiative who can develop their own sales leads and clients
  • A passion for selling and excellent interpersonal skills
  • You should expect to travel occasionally and work in challenging conditions
  • Educated to at least graduate level
  • Knowledge of African languages is a plus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is an exciting role for a candidate who enjoys working in a lively environment and developing their talents in international sales especially on the African Continent. AME Trade Ltd is one of the leading event organisers focussing on Africa. We organise annually more than ten conferences/exhibitions per annum, in the mining, oil and gas, energy and finance sectors. We are a dynamic, young and rapidly developing company working in emerging markets.

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SIX:

Health Specialist – Laboratory Services Lead

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will travel to multiple countries in Africa and Asia for technical support and troubleshooting, on-site verification, and partner liaison with Governments, grantees and other stakeholders.

  • Experience working in a similar field in low- and middle-income settings
  • Experience working with Laboratory Management Information Systems and systems strengthening, in clinical and/or reference laboratories.
  • Excellent practical laboratory experience in bacteriology, including in low-income settings, relating to laboratory safety and quality.
  • Experience in laboratory procurement and supply
  • Specialism or experience in drug resistant bacteria
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders at a high level
  • Knowledge of advanced diagnostic techniques for bacterial pathogens (e.g. molecular methods, whole-genome sequencing and mass spectrometry)
  • Demonstrated ability to work within teams in a multi-disciplinary environment

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Health Specialist will play a role in representing the Fleming Fund to the UK Department of Health and Social Care and to partners at global, regional and country levels, and will provide technical leadership in support of grant implementation. The role will support technical staff in the four Fleming Fund Regional Hubs and work with consultants and technical delivery partners. The role will report to the Global Technical Lead and work alongside a veterinary counterpart, the One Health Coordinator, and the Lead Clinical Microbiologist.

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SEVEN:

Policy Advisor, Climate and Forests

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION:

Experience of working with partner organisations in Africa.

An ability and willingness to travel to the Congo Basin region and internationally.

Good knowledge of indigenous peoples’ rights issues and international agreements affecting them, especially in an African context.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is a great opportunity for a committed campaigner to join our growing team working at the forefront of the fight against tropical deforestation, climate change and social injustice. As Policy Advisor for Climate and Forests, you will play a key role in tackling the threats posed by industrial expansion in the Congo Basin and other tropical forest regions, working with our local partners to amplify the voices of marginalised communities and hold powerful interests to account.

The post-holder will play a key role in driving forward RFUK’s campaign and policy work related to climate and forests. Specifically, they will tackle the growing threats to the Congo Basin posed by the extractive and logging industries as well as associated infrastructure development. The role will also entail exposing ‘false solutions’ to these threats that penalise those least responsible for the climate and biodiversity crises or that serve to delay urgent climate action in the global north.

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EIGHT:

PhD Studentship: African Humid Period floods on the Sahara Desert margins

The PhD research will investigate key sites along the western Saharan Desert margin (offshore islands [humid], coastal [arid] and inland [hyperarid]: Cape Verde-Morocco: 14-28°N). Flood size quantification will involve measurement of flood sediments (boulder size) and geomorphology (slope and flood inundation area). This uses fieldwork and satellite analysis of palaeo flood and modern (for comparison / calibration) flood sites using hydrological modelling approaches (e.g. flood regime). The timing of flood events uses cosmogenic exposure dating techniques (i.e. 3He, 10Be, 26Al) applied to boulder surfaces deposited from different flood events. The impact of localised alluvial fan AHP flooding will utilise inter-site comparisons and comparisons with hydrological change datasets from other AHP archives (rivers, lakes, marine cores).

This PhD is suitable for candidates with degrees in Geology / Earth Science / Physical Geography / Environmental Science. Fieldwork and GIS experience is desirable. Willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in hot / remote desert locations is advantageous.

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NINE:

Area Sales Manager (Southern Africa) 

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • You will need at least 5 years’ relevant generator sales experience.
  • You will need to be technically capable with a passion for engineering.
  • Proven history of selling Generators into the South African market.
  • Good relationship skills and dynamic profile.
  • The candidate needs to be based in either UK, France, Germany, UAE, Togo or Egypt or be South African and willing to relocate to these countries.
  • High ability to travel among southern Africa countries, travelling will be up to 50-60%.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The role reports directly into a Regional Sales Director - Africa and offers future development potential. The main objective of the position is to be the link between the manufacturing facility and the Dealers/Distributors network and assist the Dealer in making sales. In addition, there is a key target to grow the Dealers/Distributors network and bring on board new Dealers/Distributors in countries in Southern Africa where they are not represented by a Dealer.

The role will be to cover Southern Africa, but the candidate must be based where the business has a registered office, so needs be based in UK, France, Germany, UAE, Togo or Egypt.

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TEN:

Student Funding Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This role offers the opportunity to deliver an exciting new scholarship programme to provide scholarships for African students, and to deepen links between Africa and the University. Successful candidate will work closely with AfOx (the Africa Oxford Initiative) on the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships, as well as taking the lead on a number of other scholarships. 

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

You will need to be innovative, well-organised, meticulous, and able to establish good working relationships with our partners. You will draw on your numeracy and IT skills, pro-actively improving the administration of your scholarships and enabling them to keep on making a positive difference to our students’ lives.

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ELEVEN:

Senior Desk Risk Manager – Africa Products

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • Experience in Product Control or similar functions
  • Commodity experience, specifically oil and/or gas is preferable but not required
  • Educated to degree level at 2.1 or above (or similar)
  • Team management experience preferred with the ability to mentor junior members of the team
  • Coding skills in VBA/Python advantageous
  • Highly numerate, with good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills – must be able to understand others’ perspectives and relate complex ideas to different groups, including senior management
  • The ability to challenge proposals constructively to help ensure they are robust, whilst maintaining excellent working relationships
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team, flexibly handling a wide range of potential issues
  • Must be capable of working with significant autonomy and ensuring analysis is focused on delivering practical business benefits, often in tight deadlines

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Glencore has a Senior Risk Manager position which requires the individual to lead the coverage of physical oil books containing refined products transactions facing African counterparties. The role encompasses a large number of responsibilities: production and explain of P&L and exposures, cargo valuation and daily pricing, daily hedging of complex physical transactions.

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TWELVE:

Political Officers, Africa

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • A degree in a relevant subject such as political science or international relations.
  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject such as political science or international relations would be desirable.
  • At least five years’ experience in international affairs, peace and development, government relations and international law. Strong skills in research, analysis and writing on political issues, including in providing recommendations to senior management.
  • Experience in public diplomacy and advocacy, event management, and of negotiating with governments, as well as demonstrable expertise in the African region would be desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Commonwealth Secretariat has an excellent opportunity for two Political Officers to join our Africa Section within our Governance and Peace Directorate.

Reporting to the Adviser and Head of the Africa Section, the post holders will have specific responsibility for monitoring international developments in Commonwealth Africa and providing policy advice and other forms of support under the immediate supervision of the Adviser and Head of Section.

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THIRTEEN:

Theme Leader (The Gambia)

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

The postholder will be an expert in immunology and/or vaccinology, including clinical trials with an excellent track of publishing as lead, senior and co-author in peer reviewed outputs. Demonstrable strategic leader in the development of research and a clear vision of future research agenda are important skills to possess. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The postholder will be based at The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia. The Unit joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in February 2018. It has an international reputation for ground-breaking research into some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the tropics, particularly in The Gambia and the West African region. The Unit’s overall goal is to improve the health of people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) through excellence in research, health care and training. Its research program spans from basic scientific research (immunology, microbiology and molecular biology) to clinical studies, large epidemiological studies, intervention trials and translational research. The Unit’s research portfolio is organised under three themes: Disease Control & Elimination; Vaccines & Immunity; Nutrition & Planetary Health. All research activities are supported by external competitive grants and by core facilities funded by the MRC UK. 

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FOURTEEN:

PhD Studentship: Climate Change and Gender Equality in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa

This project is an exciting opportunity to help develop policy instruments that can limit the negative impact of climate change on gender equality. A better understanding of the mechanisms through which weather shocks affect gender equality is critically needed. To achieve this, you will link existing Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data from 44 African countries with existing climate data. You will use the newly compiled dataset to investigate the effect of temperature and rainfall shocks on women’s livelihoods, with an emphasis on reproductive health (including fertility), children’s health, domestic violence, and divorce. You will use the results to develop a novel prototype for an early warning system that enables national governments to develop responsive policy instruments that can mitigate the negative impact of weather shocks on gender equality. 

You will receive training in the analysis of large datasets using statistical methods, and the use of climate data and GIS data. We will support you to develop your academic writing and presentation skills. You will present research findings at prestigious conferences. You will have the opportunity to influence policy by working closely with policymakers and organisations in the UK and Africa. 

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FiFTEEN:

Business Development Engineer German Speaking

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • Experience in a similar role and or a recognised qualification in an engineering discipline (mechanical / chemistry/material engineering).
  • Strong team player to communicate well with other departments.
  • Fluent in German & English language.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Effective relationship builder, customer focussed with the desire to cultivate customer loyalty.
  • Strong professional presence.
  • Excellent German and English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel (Europe primarily German speaking territories).

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Belzona, a global leader in polymeric industrial protective coatings and repair composites based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is offering an exceptional opportunity for an individual with thorough technical knowledge eager to be part of the thriving team covering Europe & Africa. This role would be primarily business development focussed working as the driving force behind, and corporate link to, our European & African Distribution network. 

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SIXTEEN:

Research Assistant in Knowledge Management for Newborn Implementation

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

Candidate must have significant experience working with UN agencies, international NGOs, international academics, policymakers and other partners – ideally in newborn health in low-income countries – to manage complex global knowledge-sharing networks. You’ll have an MSc degree in public health or similar, or equivalent experience, and the ability to present complex concepts and information in a variety of formats and media based on user needs. Please see Job Description for further details.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine NEST360 (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) is a 16-partner collaboration in four African countries (Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria) that innovates, implements, and evaluates a health systems package to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns in Africa. LSHTM leads implementation research, complex evaluation, economic assessment, and knowledge management

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SEVENTEEN:

Account Manager - Africa Oil Week

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • Strong academic background
  • Experience of working to a sales target
  • Strategically and commercially minded being able to implement initiatives identified
  • Demonstrable experience of regularly dealing with senior stakeholders up to and including the C-Suite of Blue-chip companies
  • You will be expected to manage and build strong relationships with key accounts assigned
  • Taking control and revenue day planning
  • Post completion performance improvement and tracking
  • Professional services track record, either as a consultant / advisor or as an internal consultant/ advisor within a corporate
  • Comfort around high-level financial analysis and understanding of the key operational and commercial drivers.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be joining the Africa Oil Week team, part of the Global Natural Resources Portfolio of the Hyve Group.

About: Through our market leading events, the Global Natural Resources Portfolio (GNR), is playing a pivotal role in the sustainable socio-economic development of Africa.

The continents abundance of natural resources presents unrivalled opportunities at Africa Oil Week, Green Energy Africa Summit and Investing in African Mining Indaba, to meet global energy demands and facilitate a just energy transition.

Working with our communities from around the world we create and facilitate business which inspires industries to develop and deliver a more sustainable world for us all.

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EIGHTEEN:

PhD Studentship: Sharing Knowledge for Building Climate Resilience Among Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

UEA researchers are building a knowledge sharing platform for building climate resilience for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on current, observable trends in weather shifts and new pests and diseases, information is offered to farmers about products and services that protect against these, and information is gathered from farmers to refine knowledge of these trends and improve the products and services. 

For a selected research site on the foothills of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, you would do research that helps build the platform. Your main tasks:  

  • Digest meteorological information for assisting farmers and improving weather insurance;
  • Identify agricultural inputs suitable for changing growing conditions;
  • Test farmers’ preferences for features of the knowledge-sharing platform;
  • Help pilot, implement and evaluate promising design features.

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NINETEEN:

Head of Marketing

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • Must have managed a marketing budget of at least R30m 
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience managing teams of which 3 years should have been managing direct reports at a middle management level 
  • Knowledge of the South African and ROA consumer market 
  • Knowledge of South Africa and ROA financial services environment 
  • Knowledge of Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) marketing 
  • Proficient Managerial Budgeting, Project Management, Strategic Planning and Reporting
  • Proficient Effective Business Communication, Campaign Management 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Head of Marketing wanted  on a 12 month contract basis to start in February 2023. The Marketing Head Wealth International is responsible for directing & overseeing marketing / communications / public relations strategies and tactical marketing / communications / public relations plans designed to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand within Wealth International. This includes International Personal Banking (IPB), Corporate and Business Banking (CBB) and International Wealth and Investment (IWI).

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TWENTY:

Qualitative Senior Research Fellow

CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject (health psychology or a closely related social science discipline that has included training in health behaviour change)
  • Substantial demonstrated experience of qualitative analysis
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publication
  • Ability to work with others in a collegiate and collaborative international interdisciplinary environment

Experience of working in intervention development with the behaviour change wheel and / or Person-Based approach is highly desirable, as is motivation and ambition to make a personal contribution to Global Health research.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The University of Southampton have an exciting opportunity for a qualitative social scientist to work on a Global Health research programme in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, within the Faculty of Medicine, based at Southampton General Hospital.

The position is funded by the National Institute of Health Research through a Global Health Professorship awarded to Professor Nuala McGrath. The CHERISH programme focuses on couples’ health in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town.

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TWENTY ONE:

PhD Studentship: Transnational Solidarity, Patronage, and Politicking: Egyptian-Southern African Relations in the Global Cold War

The studentship will support interdisciplinary (Politics and History) research examining the dynamics and dilemmas of transnational solidarity as exemplified in Egypt's role as sponsor of Southern African liberation movements during the 1960s. This will be one of the first studies of its kind, contributing to scholarship on the Cold War, Afro-Asian decolonisation, and African liberation struggles’ contemporary legacies. 

This project’s overall aims are to retrieve and analyse the shifting motivations, power balances, and mutual influences driving relations between the Egyptian state and the southern African liberation movements which it sponsored during the era of decolonisation, and to engage with theories of solidarity in politics and historical geography to evaluate these.

The successful candidate might focus specifically on one or a combination of the following questions: the nature of Egyptian diplomatic, financial support to, and influence on Southern African liberation movements; the place of Egypt in the political imaginaries of nationalist liberation activists'; the implications of the case study for theories of transnational solidarity; the role of Cairo as a Cold War city.

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