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Paul Nugent Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent is Professor of Comparative African History and African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Trained in history and political science, his long-term research interests include African borderlands, taxation and transport, Ghanaian politics and the history of South African wine. He has previously worked on borderlands in Ghana, Togo, Senegal and the Gambia. He is the founder and Chairman of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE).

Paul is the Principal Investigator of the AFRIGOS project and coordinating Research Streams 1: Agenda Setting and 2: Peripheral Urbanism. He is contributing research on Stream 1 and to field research on transport corridors in West and East Africa: the west-east corridor linking Lagos (Nigeria) with Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) via the ports of Lomé (Togo) and Cotonou (Benin) as well as two corridors converging on the port of Mombasa (Kenya) via Uganda from Juba (South Sudan) and Kigali (Rwanda).

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Wolfgang Zeller Wolfgang Zeller

Wolfgang Zeller is a Senior Research Fellow on the AFRIGOS project at the University of Edinburgh. Trained in political geography and anthropology, he has researched trade, policing, traditional authority and secessionism in the Namibia/Zambia borderland and the border triangle of Uganda, South Sudan and DRC. He is a founding member and the coordinator of the African Borderlands Research Network.

Wolfgang is coordinating AFRIGOS Research Streams 3: Border Workers and 5: People & Goods in Motion. He is contributing research on transport corridors in Southern and West Africa: The Walvis Bay (Namibia) – Ndola (Zambia) - Lubumbashi (DRC) Corridor and the Tema (Ghana) – Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Corridor.

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Jose Munoz Jose-Maria Munoz

Jose-Maria Munoz is Lecturer of African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Senior Research Fellow on the AFRIGOS project. Trained in law and anthropology, he has conducted long-term ethnographic research on economic governance in Cameroon and its neighbouring countries. 

Jose is coordinating AFRIGOS Research Stream 4: Connective Infrastructure. He is contributing research from Central Africa on two transport corridors converging on the port of Douala in Cameroon.

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Isabella Soi Isabella Soi Isabella Soi is a Lecturer of Social and Political Science at the University of Cagliari. She is an affiliated researcher to the AFRIGOS project, contributing to the East Africa research case.  Full research profile
Sidy Cissokho Sidy Cissokho

Sidy Cissokho is a postdoctoral Research Fellow on the AFRIGOS project at the University of Edinburgh. For his PhD he has researched the Senegalese professional driver association and their relationship with the government and political parties of Senegal.

Sidy is contributing research on the collaboration of actors in the African Union, African Regional Economic Communities and the European Union in the development and management of cross-border transport across Africa and with the rest of the world.

Hugh Lamarque Hugh Lamarque

Hugh Lamarque is a postdoctoral Research Fellow on the AFRIGOS project.

Hugh is contributing research on the East Africa case studies and coordinating the Knowledge Exchange activities of the AFRIGOS project.

Elisa Gambino Elisa Gambino

Elisa Gambino is a Doctoral Researcher on the AFRIGOS project.

Elisa is contributing research on Chinese infrastructure investment in East Africa and Africa's role in the Belt and Road Initiative. 

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