E. Ike Udogu is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of African, Comparative and International Politics in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.Alfred Zack-Williams is Professor of Sociology at UCLAN and has published extensively in the area of the political economy of Africa and the African Diaspora. He was President of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom, 2006-2008 and a member of the EWG of the Review of African Political Economy.George Klay Kieh Jr. is Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Grand Valley State University and Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Ethnic and Federal Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.John Mukum Mbaku is Willard L. Eccles Professor of Economics and John S. Hinckley Fellow at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah (USA), and associate editor (Africa), Journal of Third World Studies. He is also president of the African Educational Foundation for Public Policy and Market Process. He has previously taught at the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.Denise Pearson is professor at the Institute for Conflict Resolution, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, School of Professional Studies and Continuing Education. She is also Assistant Dean of Academics and Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Isabel Jiménez-Lucena is at the University of Malaga (Spain) and is a specialist in Health, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in North Africa.Jorge Molero-Mesa is at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) is a specialist in health and public policy and the author of Images of Disease. Science, Public policy and health in Post-war Europe. Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of European Commission, 2001Javier Martínez-Antonio is at Laboratoire Recherches Épistémologiques et Historiques sur les Sciences Exactes et les Institutions Scientifiques (REHSEIS), Université Denis Diderot PARIS VII, 2 place Jussieu, 75251 Paris Cedex 05 (France).Kwesi Armah Tandoh is an instructional designer with the Learning Technology Services at the Appalachian State University (ASU) and previously was an instructional Technologist/Designer at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU).Marie Rodet is a lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 2007 she was Guest Editor of Stichproben, Vienna Journal of African Studies. Special Issue on Gender and Colonialisms.