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Robtel Neajai Pailey PhD wins APCG book award

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A book by 2010 Tutu Fellow Robtel Neajai Pailey PhD was awarded this year's Best Book by the African Politics Conference Group (APCG). The award was formally presented in November at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association (USA), of which APCG is an affiliate organisation.  The title of Robtel’s monograph is Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia published by Cambridge University Press.

Each year, the African Politics Conference Group confers five awards to recognize exceptional scholarship in the study of African Politics. The other four awards are: Distinguished Africanist Award, Best Article, Best Graduate Student and Best Dissertation.

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Class of 2017 pays it forward

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In 2017, at the close of the Tutu Leadership Programme, the Class of 2017 felt inspired by the life-changing programme and decided they wanted to collect a group donation to further the work being done by the African Leadership Institute. They asked that the cash collected from the personal resources of the 2017 Fellows be used for the sustainability of the programme in future. Because of the impact the programme had had on them, they felt it was important that somebody who might have the potential to become a Fellow shouldn't lose that opportunity because of a lack of resources. So they asked for the money to be used towards covering the expenses of a deserving candidate who otherwise may not be able to participate due to financial constraints.

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