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Sung resistance: the songs of resistance against apartheid

In the context of the "International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures" (2013-2022) and the "Nelson Mandela Decade for Peace" (2019-2028), instituted by the United Nations, it makes sense to return to one of the important parts of the fight against the...

5th National Congress of Cultural Studies

On November 9, 2021, fellows of the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue took part in the 5th National Congress of Cultural Studies, the key topic of which sounded ‘Cultural Heritage: from...

The syndrome of the third mandate or unlimited mandates: an additional factor of political instability in Africa

This reflection follows a communication by Professor Roger Koudé at the international symposium held at the French National Assembly on the theme: "Dialogue between enemies: Needs and obstacles to the resolution of armed conflicts in the world" (Paris, May 25 &...

Conference Report: International Conference “Religious institutions and practices during the COVID pandemic: challenges and answers”

On April 15, 2021, an international online conference “Religious Institutions and Practices during the COVID Pandemic: challenges and answers” was held at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, al-Farabi Kazakh National University.