Links this week: Elections in Kenya & Mauritania, Ghana’s satellite, books & more

Here’s what we’re reading and learning from the continent this week: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Kenya has officially declared incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential election. Georgetown University professor Ken Opalo (@kopalo) has some initial reflections on his blog about Kenyatta’s win, including a preliminary debrief on pre-election predictions. … More Links this week: Elections in Kenya & Mauritania, Ghana’s satellite, books & more

Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Chipo Dendere of Amherst College. We talk about her work on the politics of emigration out of Zimbabwe as well as protest movements, social media, and the role of money in politics. Music is by Audius. … More Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond

Links this week: Elections in Rwanda and Kenya, Nigeria’s missing president, & more

In this week’s episode, we chatted with Anna Mwaba (@annakapambwe) about her research on the African Union (AU) and on election monitoring. Just before our episode went live, former South African president Thabo Mbeki called on AU observers to intervene should things go wrong in Kenya’s election. (We’re quite certain our chat had nothing to … More Links this week: Elections in Rwanda and Kenya, Nigeria’s missing president, & more

Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Anna Mwaba (@annakapambwe), a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. We talk about her research on the African Union and election monitoring. We also talk about the unintended consequences of political science research on Africa by those of us trained in the West. Our chat begins at … More Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

Before our break: Dr. Mampilly’s decolonizing questions, Ugali politics, sanitary pads for Kenyan schoolgirls, and more

This is our last blog post before Ufahamu Africa takes a break for the month of July. As promised in our latest episode featuring Dr. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya), below we have transcribed the questions he asked as the end of his remarks at our May 2017 AALAC workshop on decolonizing the study of African politics … More Before our break: Dr. Mampilly’s decolonizing questions, Ugali politics, sanitary pads for Kenyan schoolgirls, and more

Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West

In this week’s episode, we feature remarks by Dr. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya), an Associate Professor of Political Science, International Studies, and Africana Studies at Vassar College. In 2012-2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during … More Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West

Links this week: Lesotho inauguration, deaths of African footballers, and more on Kenya’s elections

Here are a few of the things we shared in this week’s episode that featured a conversation with Dr. Kennedy Opalo (@kopalo) on the upcoming Kenyan elections: Lipolelo Thabane, the estranged wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, Thomas Thabane, was shot dead last week. Ms. Thabane was only 58, and she and her friend were travelling … More Links this week: Lesotho inauguration, deaths of African footballers, and more on Kenya’s elections