Two weeks of links this week: Ebola in DRC, Germany seeks reparations in Zimbabwe, and more

In our May 13th episode, we shared a Reuters report that at least one person had died of Ebola in the Bas-Ulele province in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is potentially the first Ebola outbreak in which a vaccine could be made used to stop its spread. Merck, the maker of the vaccine – RVSV-Zebov … More Two weeks of links this week: Ebola in DRC, Germany seeks reparations in Zimbabwe, and more

Ep19. A farewell conversation with Sarah Agatoni on identity, community, and more

In our final week recording together (before Sarah Agatoni, Smith College Class of 2017, graduates), we take a moment to reflect on the year we’ve spent together and what we have hoped to do with the Ufahamu Africa podcast. We talk about identity, community, and studying/understanding Africa from afar. Our song of the week is … More Ep19. A farewell conversation with Sarah Agatoni on identity, community, and more

Ep18. A conversation with Nicole Amarteifio, creator of ‘An African City’

This week’s episode features a Q&A with Nicole Amarteifio (@AllThingsAfrica), creator of the hit web series “An African City.” We talk about the show as well as a new TV show she’s created — “The Republic,” a political thriller set in Ghana’s capital Accra. We also talk about a recent public service announcement she created, #HowShortWasYourSkirt, which addresses … More Ep18. A conversation with Nicole Amarteifio, creator of ‘An African City’

Ep17. Conversations with Dr. Rachel Beatty Riedl and Dr. Jennifer Brass about two new books on African politics

This week’s episode features two conversations about recently published books on African politics. First, I chat with Dr. Rachel Beatty Riedl (@BeattyRiedl), Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Her award-winning book, Authoritarian Origins of Party Systems in Africa, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Our conversation begins at 3:30. My second conversation is with Dr. Jennifer … More Ep17. Conversations with Dr. Rachel Beatty Riedl and Dr. Jennifer Brass about two new books on African politics

Links this week: Tanzania expulsion of UNDP official, anti-malaria vaccine, podcast and book recs, and more

Kenyan Mary Keitany broke the women’s world record for the marathon earlier this week at the London Marathon. Fellow Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race. Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa finished 12th, and crossed the finish line with his arms crossed overhead, a symbol of protest in solidarity with the Oromo Protests in Ethiopia. … More Links this week: Tanzania expulsion of UNDP official, anti-malaria vaccine, podcast and book recs, and more

Ep16. A conversation with Dr. Candis Watts Smith on her book Black Mosaic

In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Candis Watts Smith (@ProfCandis), assistant professor of public policy at UNC. Her first book, Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity, was published by NYU Press in 2014. We talk about her book and about racial and political attitudes among millennials in the U.S. Most controversially, … More Ep16. A conversation with Dr. Candis Watts Smith on her book Black Mosaic

This week’s links: French citizenship for WWII soldiers, book recs, and more

Here’s a run-down of the interesting links we mentioned during this week’s episode of Ufahamu Africa. First, France gave citizenship to 28 veterans of WWII and “other conflicts” who were of African origin: 23 Senegalese, 2 Congolese, 2 Central Africans and 1 Ivorian.  Quartz Africa writer Lily Kuo (@lilkuo) writes:  Many of them were from Senegal, a … More This week’s links: French citizenship for WWII soldiers, book recs, and more