Collaborative Research Group African Borderlands Research Network

The African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) is an interdisciplinary network of (currently ca. 300) researchers and policy makers interested in all aspects of international borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. The emphasis is largely on borderlands as physical spaces and social spheres, but the network is also concerned with regional flows of people and goods as well as economic and social processes that may be located at some distance from the geographical border.

ABORNE was founded in 2007. From 2009 to 2014 ABORNE received network funding from the European Science Foundation. The network became an AEGIS CRG group in 2014. 

Joining ABORNE

Information on how to join ABORNE is here:

Online sources

The ABORNE website has an extensive bibliography:

Publications resulting from ABORNE activities are listed here:

A list of past ABORNE workshops and conferences is here:

Upcoming events

Upcoming events are listed here: