Nokoko <p>We are committed to a world where people are free from all forms of oppression and exploitation, where&nbsp;respect for individuals’ varied differences is maintained, and where everyone can realise their full potentials. A critical step in creating such a world requires us to analyze, reflect on, and debate the world as it is, as it&nbsp;might, could, or should be.</p> <p><em>Nokoko</em>&nbsp;aims to be a site for such important conversations related to Africa, the African diaspora, and the&nbsp;continent’s relationship with the rest of the world. Nokoko is a platform for public intellectuals, academics,&nbsp;social movements and organizations that share our vision. The journal is open access, with no fees to submit, publish or read.</p> <p>Hosted by the Institute of African Studies, at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), the journal&nbsp;<em>Nokoko</em>&nbsp;offers a&nbsp;space for emerging and established scholars to publish and engage in discussions about their work on Africa&nbsp;and the African diaspora. Published annually, articles and contributions to the journal are peer-reviewed.&nbsp;Submissions should be robust, clearly written and accessible to academic and non-academic readership alike&nbsp;(see below for author guidelines).</p> <p>‘<em>Nokoko</em>’ is a Ga word that means something new, novel, surprising and interesting.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Institute of African Studies en-US Nokoko 2369-0240 Incorporeal Words: The Tragic Passing of Pius Adesanmi Blair Rutherford ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 iix xiii Elections and Electoral Politics in Africa Movements Forward, Backwards or Nowhere? Toby Leon Moorsom Wangui Kimari Christopher Webb ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-02 2019-05-02 7 1 10 Entrenched Dictatorship: The Politics of Rigged Elections in Rwanda since 1994 Susan Thomson Madeline Hopper ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 11 46 Electoral Democracy and the Attenuation of Subaltern Resistance in Ghana: Why Democracy is increasingly becoming a Poisoned Chalice in Africa Jasper Abembia Ayelazuno ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-02 2019-05-02 7 47 78 Voting without Choosing? Ethnic Voting Behaviour and Voting Patterns in Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election and Implications for Institutionalisation of Social Conflicts Kialee Nyiayaana ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 79 112 Governing Extractive Industries: The Case of Angola’s Petroleum Sector Anastasia Ufimtseva ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 113 146 An Exploration of Domains Towards Unlocking Zimbabwean Youths’ Socio Economic and Political Empowerment Tatenda Goodman Nhapi Takudzwa Leonard Mathende ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 147 174 The People’s President? Raila Odinga and the “Tunaapisha” Movement Oyunga Pala ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 175 184 Firoze Manji: What happened to the “African Awakenings” of 2011? Toby Leon Moorsom Christopher Webb ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 185 202 Africanizing the State: Globalizing the Discipline Andew Heffernan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-05-22 2019-05-22 7 203 240