Ep. 114: A conversation with Dan Eizenga on Idriss Déby and Chad

Special guest Dan Eizenga, research fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, joins us to share his expertise on Chad and the recent death of Idriss Déby. Listen to learn what happened, who is in charge of Chad now, and what it all means.

In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about new restrictions from the U.S. on Ugandan officials, share new resources like an edited volume on coronavirus politics, and a new postdoc opportunity on global racial justice available from Cornell University.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Dan Eizenga

Books from the Episode

Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19 edited by Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, André Peralta-Santos

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Living by the Gun in Chad: Combatants, Impunity and State Formation by Marielle Debos

The Trial of Hissène Habré: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice by Celeste Hicks

Other Links and Articles

Death of Déby leaves big worries in Chad and beyond” by Obi Anyadike

US imposes fresh visa restrictions on Ugandan officials over poll” by Julius Barigaba

US slaps visa bans on Ugandans linked to disputed polls” by Al Jazeera

Judd Devermont’s Twitter Thread

Comparative Analysis of Covid-19 Transmission and Mortality in Select African Countries” by Kanayo K. Ogujiuba and Uviwe Binase

Adapting Covid-19 Containment in Africa: Lessons from Tanzania” by Thespina (Nina) Yamanis, Ruth Carlitz, and Henry A. Mollel

Confronting Legacies and Charting A New Course? The Politics of Coronavirus Response in South Africa” by Joseph Harris

Pandemic Amid Political Crisis: Malawi’s Experience with and Response to COVID-19” by Kim Yi Dionne, Boniface Dulani, and Sara E. Fischer

Webinar hosted by Nyabola Prize for Science and Speculative Fiction in Kiswahili

Position: Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Political Science (AJPS)

Position: Einaudi Global Racial Justice Post-Doctoral Fellow

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola

Ep46. A conversation with Evan Mwangi on translations, literature in African languages, and more


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