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Annual Review of Islam in Africa (ARIA) Special Issue on Islam in Nigeria
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:15

On behalf of the Centre for Contemporary Islam (CCI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, we are pleased to announce the release of our most recent edition of the Annual Review of Islam in Africa (ARIA). The 2014 edition is a special issue on Islam in Nigeria. - See more at:

Workshop Announcement: "Muslim ‘Ulama’ in Chad: Perspectives from Historical and Anthropological Sources"
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 14:15

Funded by the Oppenheimer Africa Project, in cooperation with the Centre for African Studies (UCT), the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project (HUMA, UCT), and the Centre for Contemporary Islam (UCT), This workshop will take place in conjunction with the project ‘Religious Leaders and Knowledge Transmission in Central Africa: Muslim ‘Ulama’ in the history of Chad.’ The goal of the workshop is to bring together and coordinate a group of researchers who have already worked separately on issues related to the history of Islam in Chad. 

CCI Conference: "The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa" September 5th-6th, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 14:45

The focus of this conference will be the Islamic manuscripts produced in sub-Saharan Africa, either in Arabic or in local languages written in the Arabic alphabet (‘ajami).

The aim of the conference is to gather contributions on the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. the materials, the technologies, the practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation and consumption.

Opportunities for Short Fellowships
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 15:00

The CCI invites Research Fellows to join its research projects

Religious Leadership in East Africa: Comparing Christian Evangelism and Islamic Reform
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 15:00

A workshop planned with East African Scholars of religions in 2013.

Workshop lays out the law
Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:15

Professor Abdulkader Tayob headed to Kenya in March for a special workshop, in which he and a group of Kenyan-based scholars met to discuss the role and status of Kadhis' Courts - presided over by judicial officers who adjudicate family matters according to Shariah Law - in that country.

Kenyans have been re-writing their constitution since the early 1990s, Tayob explains, in a bid to decentralise power in a system inherited from colonial times.