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  • Africa Telecom '98: May 4-9, 1998, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (via International Telecommunication Union, a UN specialized agency, Geneva, Switzerland)
    An exhibition and forum for communications technologies. Previous Africa TELECOMs have taken place in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe in 1990, and Nairobi, Kenya in 1986.
  • African Renaissance Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 September 1998: Misc. Papers (Sponsored by Mafube Publishing, SABC 2 and the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki)
  • African Women in the Aftermath of Civil War -- 1998 Workshop:  "Women and war" ACAS bulletin. (Online) Spring/Summer 1999, no. 55/56 -- Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: Association of Concerned African Scholars, 1999.
    A special issue of the bulletin which includes a "Final Report of the West African Workshop" held in Dakar, Senegal, December 11-13, 1998.
  • "The Challenge to be Relevant in the 21st Century": Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries. To be held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, June 1-7, 1998.
    Call for papers & general invitation. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 1997.
  • "Communicating Cultural Africa--Media Conference", November 28, 1998, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (DAPAMDA, Danish Association for the Promotion of African Music, Drama, & Art, Copenhagen)
  • "Images of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities": October 22-24, 1998--Annual Conference of the Society of Research on African Cultures, Montclair State University (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
    "The focus of this conference is premised on the recognition that Africa, like other non-western cultures, has suffered from what Edward Said has identified as the phenomenon of "Orientalism": throughout history Africa has been misrepresented and devalued when compared with western civilizations by images that stress negative values such as disorder, violence, anarchy, and laziness as enshrined, for instance, in historical, literary and artistic representations of Africa , as well as in documentary description (including that written by missionaries) and colonial policies. This conference will explore the history of western attempts to categorize 'the self' and 'the other' in terms of a hierarchy of superiority versus inferiority, a phenomenon which extends its roots as far back as Aristotelian philosophy: man versus woman, freeman versus slave, Greek versus barbarian." Note: There is a $75 registration fee! See also, the SORAC Home Page.
  • "The Status of Africa: Prospects for Africa After President Clinton's Visit", Friday, May 1, 1998: A conference organized by the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University.
  • Sudan Studies Association of North America's Conference on  "Sudan: Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future." University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpia, May 8-10, 1998.
    March 1, 1998 was the deadline for proposals. The web site offers general information about accommodations and the venue for the conference. See also the association's  web site and newsletter.
  • UN Economic Commission's 1998 conferences on Africa, Addis Ababa (via the UN server)
  • 12th Non Aligned Movement Summit, 29 August - 3 September 1998, Durban, South Africa (Republic of South Africa, Department of Foreign Affairs)
    This site offers general information about the summit and links of interest for visitors, NAM supporters, and South African research topics.
  • Wetlands International: 2e Conférence internationale sur les zones humides et le développement, 8-14 novembre 1998, Dakar, Sénégal = 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development (via Wageningen, The Netherlands)

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