Project Team (Guinea), July 2021 - January 2022

Dr Brahima Kaba (Coordinator at the Université Julius Nyerere de Kankan)   

Brahima Kaba

Brahima KABA is Assistant in Modern and Contemporary History at the Julius Nyerere University of Kankan (Guinea). His main publications are: "Guinean migrants or candidates for death in the Mediterranean (2000-2016)", in Folofolo, Journal of African Humanities and Civilizations, N° December 2018, pp. 46-64 ; "Explanatory approach to the conflictual relationship between Léopold Sedar Senghor and Sékou Touré (1958-1973)”, in Performances : Multidisciplinary scientific journal, N° 8, December 2018, pp. 79-94 ; "Ethnic belonging and political life in Guinea from 1945 to 2015", Societies & Economies Magazine, Special issue - Colloquium 2019, pp. 25-41. Within Project AFRAB he focuses on President Sekou Touré's anti-slavery policies and on the legacies of slavery in the Fouta Jalon, the Rio Pongo and Rio Nunez regions, and Conakry.

Professor Seydou Magassouba

Professor Seydou Magassouba

Professor Seydou Magassouba holds a PhD from Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (2004). He is a Guinean historian whose work focuses on the history of Guinea from the Middle Ages to the present day. He served as the Head of the Department of History at both the General Lansana Conté University of Sonfonia / Conakry (2005 to 2006) and at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of Gamal Abdel Nasser University in Conakry (1989-2004). He was the Director of the Advanced Studies Department at the Kindia University Center (2009-2010). He served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kindia (2010-2017). Currently, Professor Magassouba is the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the Laboratory of Social Sciences LASSO at the Université Julius Nyerere of Kankan in Guinea. He has extensive experience on slavery and its legacies in Guinea and acts as senior scientific advisor for the AFRAB Project's research activities in Guinea.