The editors regret that a number of errors were uncorrected in the article by Bruce Berman, `Ethnicity, patronage and the African state' (African Affairs, No. 388, July 1998, pp. 305-341). This erratum slip should be pasted opposite p. 305 at the beginning of the article.
p. 321, lines 4-5 from the top should read: `census and maps' rather than `consensus'
p. 322, 8th line from the bottom should read: `a reified cultural ...'
p. 324, fn. 59, last line should read: `make his concepts confusing for the present analysis'.
p. 331, second line from bottom should read: `net-works reinforced local and ethnic identities ...'
p. 333, seventh line from bottom should read: `constitutions quickly faded' not `constructions'.
p. 336, seventh line from bottom should read: `... and the decay of distributable resources' not `delay'
p. 341, sixth line from the top should read: `the ability of such groups to overcome the resistance' not `become'.