Links Round Up: Elections in Mozambique and Botswana, Russian relations, and some book suggestions.

This week’s BONUS links are a catch up from the previous two episodes. Enjoy all the material we have for our intellectually curious listeners! 

Episode 76

In episode 76, we cover Mozambican elections, comic books and the Nobel Prize in Economics. Kim then had a discussion with economists Grieve Chelwa on a wide-ranging discussion, covering topics from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to research and collaborations in economics. 

Here are some bonus links mentioned in this week’s news brief: 

  • Check out guest Grieve Chelwa’s essay on “Africa problem” in economics. 
  • Parooze through Morton Jerven’s book Poor Problems.
  • Read Chelwa’s article about wine and beer demand in Vietnam.
  • Look through a scholar profile on Thandika Mkandawire (@tmkandawire). 
  • Watch Kenyan runner Eluid Kipchoge be the first to run a marathon in under two hours. And watch Brigid Kosgei break the women’s world record time in marathon running. 
  • Read through this graphic novel about by a 15-year-old student from Nigeria. 
  • Listen to episode 36 with Hilary Matfess about women in Boko Haram, and take a look at her book, “Women and the War on Boko Haram.” 
  • Take a look at an article about Lucid’s announcement of her first album in almost five years.
  • Watch Lucid’s video Fire on the Mountain.
  • Check out a piece in The Conversation about Mozambique’s elections. 
  • Go back to episode 63 to listen to Muna Ndulo’s discussion about Northern Mozambique and investment v.s. Insurgency. 
  • Read an Associated Press report on unofficial election results in Mozambique. 
  • See The Africa Report’s article painting the conflict and elections in Mozambique in a broader context. 
  • Yomi Kazeem wrote a piece about the relationship between governance and data collection. 
  • Check out a report by Tommy Trenchard that looks at Guinea’s election results and allegations of voter fraud. 
  • Look at the list of Nobel Prize in Economics winners. 
  • Read Grieve Chelwa’s essay on the problems when researching poverty leads to prizes and recognition for the researchers. 
  • Go through Mai Hassan and Ahmed Kodouda’s article in the Journal of Democracy. 
  • Read a report by Nina Siegal on the recovery of an Ethiopian crow in the Netherlands. 


Episode 77 

Episode 77 focuses on the elections in Botswana and Mozambique, as well as developments on post peace prize Ethiopia. Rachel also sat down with YALI fellows Kudzai Kutukwa and Kitso Dube to discuss new developments in the agriculture industry. They were joined by Andrew Dillon, a Northwestern professor in the Kellog School of Management. 

Here are some additional links mentioned in the news brief: 



  • Read Shana Warren’s piece on Botswana’s election and what is at stake.
  • Lynsey Chutel’s article in NYT discusses incumbent President Masisi winning another term. 
  • Look through Anne Pitcher’s piece in Monkey Cage about the events in Mozambique during and after their election day. 
  • Read about Zimbabwe’s president calling for an end to US sanctions by Brian Latham and Godfrey Marawanyika.
  • A government lead march had very few attendees, according to a report by France 24. 
  • Check out the Chicago Council on Global Affaris podcast episode with former Ufahamu guest Michael Woldemariam about Ethiopian president Abiy’s mediation in Sudan. 
  • Read an analytical essay by Goitom Gebreleul that looks into  Abiy’s foreign policy that won him the peace prize. 
  • Look at a report about ethnic violence and protests in Ethiopia by Robbie Courey-Boulet. 
  • Listen to episode 15 from season one about ethnic federalism in Ethiopia with Lahra Smith. 
  • All Africa reports on Nigerian president Buhari’s support for increased Nigeria-Russia relations. 
  • Luke Harding and Jason Burke wrote an article on leaked documents from Russia and its desire to have greater influence in Africa. 
  • Analyze this graphic on Twiter about the African Development Bank. 
  • Look at this tweet from BBC Africa about “emojis that Africans can relate to.”
  • Sifle through What’s New in Africa youtube channel.

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