Brazilian Journal of African StudiesThe Brazilian Journal of African Studies is a biannual publication, in digital and printed format, dedicated to the research, reflection and propagation of studies on African themes. BJAS releases unpiblished scientific papers that emphasize International Relations, Organizations of Integration, Security and Defense, Political Systems, History, Geography, Economic Development, Social Structures and Currents of Thought. BJAS is essentially academic, linked to the Brazilian Centre for African Studies (CEBRAFRICA) of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). The Journal has as target audience researches, professors and students interested in the specificities of the African continent and its international insertion. Alongside such perspective, the Journal intends to expand the debate about the Brazilian projection world widely, the Brazilian cooperation efforts (including in the Defense field) with the African countries in the South Atlantic perimeter and the construction of a regional identity in face of a scenario of geopolitical transformations.