Image: Motorcyclist in Lagos, Annie Holmes 2020

The Spotlight page features a different AEGIS member each month, highlighting members’ general activities within the field of African Studies, or a specific project, individual or achievement of relevance to the wider AEGIS and African Studies community.

CERTIZENS (Certifications of Citizenship in Africa), which is concerned with national identification systems and their significance for state-citizen relations, is the largest research project at the Centre of African Studies (CAS), where it is housed within CAS’s ‘Sovereignties and Citizenships’ research platform. It involves a partnership between CAS in Copenhagen, the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University.