Presidential elections are happening in multiple African countries, where we’re seeing constitutional changes that allow presidents to seek third terms. Kim and Rachel also talk about the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria, the politics of education access, and a new report on migration in Africa.
This week’s interview features Lina Benabdallah—an expert on China-Africa relations—and the links between China and Africa (plus, her new book!).
Listen to the episode below!
Books from the Episode
A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China by Paul G. Pickowicz
Other Links and Articles
“With Elections Ahead, Some African President Try Engineering Results” by Ruth Maclean
“#EndSARSNow Is Just the Beginning of Police Reform in Nigeria” by Bulama Bukarti
“Bid to Rein in Police’s Rogue SARS Unit Falls Flat—Again” by Tolu Olasoji
“Nigeria is Fighting Its Own Battle against Police Brutality” by Tolu Olasoji and Leah Feiger
“The Politics of Education Access in Tanzania” by James Habyarimana and Ken Opalo
“How to Talk about COVID-19 in Africa” by Nanjala Nyabola
“Why We Made a Film about Images That Cast Africans Only as Victims” by Cassandra Herrman and Kathryn Mathers
“The West is Obsessed with “Saving” Africa. Is That the Problem?” by Adam Taylor
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