Editorial Board

John Edward PhilipsJohn Edward Phillips, Ph.D. (African Historical and Cultural Studies Studies), USA

Historian and holds Ph.D. (History) University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Professor, Hirosaki University in Japan since 2001. Among his publication we mention : Writing African History (Rochester University Press, 2005) editor and author of chapters 1 “What is African History?” and 20 “Writing African History” , Slave Elites in the Middle East and Africa (joint editor with Toru MIURA and author of the chapter “The Persistence of Slave Officials in the Sokoto Caliphate”) , Spurious Arabic: Hausa and Colonial Nigeria.

He Wenping, Ph.D. ( International  Relations and African Studies), China

A specialist in African Politics and International Relations , she is a Professor and Director, Division of African Studies of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She holds a Ph.D from Beijing University. She is a General Secretary of the Chinese Society of Asian & African Studies. He Wenping is one of the pioneer specialist in Afro-Asian studies and in particular the Sino-African relationships.

John W. Forje, Ph.D. ( Political Sciences and Peace Studies), Cameroon

is a member of the teaching staff of the University of Yaoundé II-Soa and a Visiting Lecturer University of Buea, Cameroon [1993-to-date] . Researcher, Institute of Human Sciences [1985-1988] Sub-Director, Ministry of Scientific and Technical Research [1997-2004]. He holds a PhD, Fil dr. MA, Fil kand in Political Science, Science and Technology Policy, International Relations and European Politics from the Universities of Salford; Hull {UK} and Lund {Sweden}; and Diploma in Public Management, Advanced Institute of Public Management [ISPM] Cameroon. He is Prof Archie Mafeje Fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa and Adjunct Scholar of African Centre for Technology Studies [ACTS] Nairobi; Research Fellow, African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies {ACDESS} Ijebu-Ode, Ogon State, Nigeria [1995-1996]; Former Senior Research Officer, Ministry of Scientific and Technical Research Cameroon [1993]. Researcher, Advanced School of Mass Communication {ASMAC} University of Yaoundé, Cameroon [1986-87]

Elmostafa Rezrazi, Ph.D. ( Regional Security and Strategic Studies), Morocco

An International Expert in International Relations and Strategic Studies. He is now leading the Afro-Asia Forum for Development and Human security, and The International Research group for transregional and emerging Area studies. Rezrazi taught in various universities and academic centers in Japan, Middle East and the United States. In 1997 he received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Tokyo. He then was appointed in several posts in acting at the University of Tohoku ( Japan), the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs (Princeton University, USA) , The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abou Dhabi, Aljazeera Network Satellite, and the university of Hagoromo for international studies

Alioune Gueye,Ph.D. ( International  Relations and Business Management), Senegal

An international Expert in Business Management from Senegal, PDG of Afrique Challenge. He holds a Ph.D in Business Management, and contributed deeply in the area of new innovative entreprise in Africa.

Tidiani (Jeff) Tall,Ph.D. ( Energy and Applied Mathematics), Mali

A Malian international Consultant, based in Dubai and Addis Ababa. President of Africa 2030, a global movement for change in Africa, and author of Fixing Africa. He holds a Master in Economics & Management from the French Petroleum Institute (Paris) and a Master of Engineering in Applied Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Tidiani has 10 years experience working with global organisations in Finance, Power, Oil & Gas, Logistics and Media & Communications in Africa, Europe and the US. He has Substantial experience in dealing with different cultures and developing international relationships. Tidiani is Fluent in Bambara/Mandingo, English and French.

Mohammed Boudoudou. Ph.D. ( Sociology and Migration Studies), Morocco

Sociologist, Ph.D in Sociology from l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He is a professor of Sociology at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco, and was also a visiting professor at Tohoku University in Sendai (Japan). Boudoudou is one of the pioneers of Migration Studies in North Africa, and dedicated with a multidisciplinary approach to deal with all phenomena related to human mobility from Africa to the North and from the South to the north.

Shouji Matsumoto, Ph.D. ( International  Law and Conflict Resolution), Japan

International and African Law specialist, Ph.D in Law from Ritsumeikan Universiry. Professor of Law at Sapporo Gakuin University. President of Sapporo Institute for International Solidarity(SIIS), President of the Japanese Center for Moroccan Studies, General Secretary of Global Network 21(GN21), Board member of Association of Regional Area Culture Studies(ARACS). Books: Problems on Military Comfort Women in the Philipines, SIIS, 1994(in Japanese). A Gift from Africa, SIIS, 2007(in Japanese)

darwis Darwis Khudori, Ph.D. ( History and International  Affairs), Indonesia

Engineer-architect and Historian. He obtained  his doctorate of the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), specialised in History of Contemporary Arab and Muslim World (1999). Winner of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 1992. and Indonesian Architect Association Award 1991).
Senior lecturer in language and civilisation of the Malay World at the University of Le Havre where he has been lecturing since 1995, he is also the Director of Master’s Degree in International Management specialised in Exchanges with Asia, at the Faculty International Affairs of the university, since 2004.

DR-VINCENT-PANIKULANGARA DR VINCENT PANIKULANGARA, Ph.D, Jurist and Lawyer, Supreme Court of India & High Court of Kerala.

He got his Ph.D from Cochin University of Science & Technology on Industrial Laws in Transnational Corporations and their Impact on the Econonmic Conditions of Labour: A Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry in India, He is as the Secretary General, Indo-Canadian Legal Fraternity. The Chairman, Centre for Social and Religious Harmony.and he served also as  the President, India Chapter, Indo-American Summit.

In addition to his distinguished presence in the world of social justice, Pr. VINCENT PANIKULANGARA served also as a lecturer in several universities in both USA and India. He published several articles

His involvement in civil societies activities date to the sixties when he was nominated as the Prime Minister of All India University Students’ Model Lok Sabha, New Delhi, and then as  General Secretary of Ernakulam Government Law College Students’ Union, 1970 – 71.