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Ep. 116: A conversation with Christina Cottiero and Expédit Ologou about Benin Ufahamu Africa

Joining us this week are special guests Christina Cottiero, a political science PhD student at UC San Diego doing award-winning research on regional security issues in West Africa, and Expédit Ologou, the founder and president at the Civic Academy for Africa’s Future, an independent research think tank in Benin, and a Senior Political Governance Officer for the Benin Office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. They join Rachel for a conversation about the presidential election in Benin and ongoing concerns about de-democratization in the country. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about Lesotho's political impasse, corruption in South African politics, connecting looted African art to the Black Lives Matter movement, and more. … More Ep. 116: A conversation with Christina Cottiero and Expédit Ologou about Benin
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