Ep. 97: A conversation with Lina Benabdallah on the link between China and Africa

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

Shaping the Future of Power: Knowledge Production and Network-Building in China-Africa Relations by Lina Benabdallah

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

Africa Reacts to the First Presidential Debate and Trump’s Case of COVID-19” by CSIS Africa

#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

Africa Migration Report: Challenging the Narrative

How to Talk about COVID-19 in Africa” by Nanjala Nyabola

When I Say Africa (Documentary)

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

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep. 4: A conversation with Lina Benabdallah on China and Africa

Ep. 93: A conversation with Kim Yi Dionne and Ken Opalo about the politics and policy of the COVID-19 pandemic and more


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