We start out episode this week talking about politics in Mali, South Africa’s recent election and give you an update on the political situation in Uganda. We talk about the arrest earlier this week in Kenya of Boniface Mwangi, who we spoke with on our podcast during episode 35. This week’s conversation is with Dr. Maggie Dwyer (@MagDwyer), a Lecturer in Africa and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on conflict, security, and politics in Africa. She is particularly interested in militaries and international security interventions and we talk to her about her book, Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa, published last year by Oxford University Press. Maggie earned her PhD at the University of Edinburgh and holds an MSc from Syracuse University and a BS from University of Mary Washington. Before becoming an academic, Maggie had a previous career working for the U.S. Department of Defense. Our conversation begins at 9:10.