id: 05519290
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an: 2009c.00057
au: Hounkonnou, M.Norbert
ti: Mathematics from Africa: status, goals and responsibilities.
so: Sica, Giandomenico (ed.), What mathematics from Africa?. Monza: Polimetrica
(ISBN 88-7699-023-2/pbk). Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Logic 2,
25-33 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Monza: Polimetrica
la: EN
cc: A40 A43 A44 A45
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ab: Summary: We show that mathematics in Africa as a science is not isolated
and depends on established political, economical, social and
ideological structures. Besides, even if in the history, Africa has
played a certain major role in the development of mathematics in the
World, the existence of real intellectual mathematical life, nowadays
for mathematicians living and working on mathematics in Africa is to be
qualified. Status, goals and responsibilities are discussed.
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