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“Est bon, tout ce qui fait pétiller le feu”Classifying proverbs and other sayings is often awkward. To consult any collection easily, the reader must be taken into account. The classification preconised here is based on a common semantic content : the basic needs of Man. Hence, some 80...
Highlights in the geological research of central East Africa.The present paper offers a general view of the geological history of central East Africa. It is meant to inform persons involved in all kinds of African research about the physical background of this enormous continent. As the text is...
Some aspects of primary healthcare in a rural part of ZairePrimary health care during the period 1980-1982 in the sector of Kasongo–Lunda, Zaire is considered. Health infrastructure and main health problems are discussed. These problems were mainly diarrheas, respiratory infections. malaria,...
Partnerchoice in modern AfricaPartner choice in Africa was investigated in a modernization study. The research sample consisted of 275 adult males from the Zaïrean province of Shaba (university students, clerks, workmen and illiterate rurals). The sample was split up into two subgroups : the...
Classification of nouns and things in BantuIs there a semantic foundation for the system of noun classes and genders found in Bantu (and in Niger-Congo-Kordofanian) ? This question has intensely occupied many bantuists for over a century. Fundamentalist, mentalistic, and ethnosemantic approaches...
The author presents some reflections on the two main points of discussion that were raised in the process of outlining an editorial policy for the new journal Afrika Focus: the problem of interdisciplinarity or multidisciplinarity and the problem of the African research focus. The final choices,...
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