Afrique contemporaine continues the editorial adventure begun sixty years ago, in the enthusiasm of independence. This new issue is a continuation of the previous ones, but also marks an evolution.
The ambition of the journal is always to participate in the movement aimed at renewing thinking about Africa by relying on an in-depth knowledge of the realities on the ground, validated by the scientific approach. It bears witness to the new aspirations expressed by the “actors of change” to conquer fundamental sovereignties (democracy, politics, diplomacy, security, economy). The jounal intends to give full consideration to the analysis of the diversity of the trajectories of the countries of the continent as inscribed in a specific history, institutions and sociology in order to shed light on current realities.
Afrique contemporaine is now designed as a digital platform in order to make it more responsive, to give it the necessary flexibility to receive contributions and to facilitate access to readers. The journal is published by the “Nouvelle Afrique contemporaine” Association created in February 2022. It is published on the Cairn digital platform (www.cairn.info), a portal for human and social science journals.
This issue n°273 under the direction of Pierre Jacquemot includes varias from five authors (Isidore Ndaywel é Nzien, Guy Rossatanga-Rignault, Alice Sindzingre, François Gaulme, George Courade), an interview with futurologist Alioune Sall and an analysis of the history of French Cooperation (Gilles Lainé) covering the field of interest of the journal and five reading notes are added. The issue opens a new column on Constitutionalism and political institutions, destined to become permanent.
The next issue (n° 274) will focus on “community fractures” under the direction of Jean-Bernard Veron. The call for papers has been launched.