Links this week: Burundi elections, the relationship of democracy and COVID-19, and more

Follow the links below to connect to what you heard on episode 93, featuring a panel sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Kim Dionne, Ufahamu Africa co-host, and Ken Opalo, a regular voice on the podcast, spoke on the politics and policy of COVID-19 on the continent.  From the news wrap:  … More Links this week: Burundi elections, the relationship of democracy and COVID-19, and more

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

This week’s news wrap featured discussions about recent election updates in Burundi and Benin, leadership changes in Lesotho, and more news regarding summer bonus content! In this episode, we highlight a panel discussion from an event with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Our very own cohost, Kim Yi Dionne, was a part … More Ep. 93: A conversation with Kim Yi Dionne and Ken Opalo about the politics and policy of the COVID-19 pandemic and more

Links this week: Legislative elections in Mali, COVID and Elections in Malawi, and more

Follow the links below below to connect to what you heard in Episode 92, featuring a panel on entrepreneurship amidst the pandemic, from the Africa Summit at Princeton University.  From the news wrap:  Read a report from France 24 on election rigging and intimidation in Mali’s runoff election. Then read another piece from Jeune Afrique … More Links this week: Legislative elections in Mali, COVID and Elections in Malawi, and more

Ep92. A conversation with entrepreneurs on the continent about innovation, COVID, and more.

The news wrap for this week’s episode offers insights into legislative elections in Mali, COVID and politics in Malawi, and more.  This week, we highlight a panel conversation with entrepreneurs from the Africa Summit at Princeton University on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation was hosted by Bayo Okusanya, … More Ep92. A conversation with entrepreneurs on the continent about innovation, COVID, and more.

Links Round up: All COVID-19, the continent’s response, and politics in the age of a global pandemic.

In episode 89, Kim and Rachel discuss recent news from the continent. Due to changes from the increasing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will resume interview portions of our episodes next week. We are, however, still happy to be producing, at the very least, news content for our loyal listeners.  This weekend Rachel and … More Links Round up: All COVID-19, the continent’s response, and politics in the age of a global pandemic.

Links Round Up: End of Ebola in DRC, Lagos Coronavirus patient, power balances and more.

On episode 88, Professor Nic Cheeseman spoke with Kim at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston late last year.  In the news wrap, Rachel and Kim speak about ebola in the DRC, Coronavirus cases on the continent, and elections in Côte d’Ivoire.  Here are some links mention in this week’s newswrap to check … More Links Round Up: End of Ebola in DRC, Lagos Coronavirus patient, power balances and more.

Ep88. A talk with Nic Cheeseman about his latest book, Uganda, and much more

On this week’s news update, Kim and Rachel discuss Nigeria’s first Coronavirus patient, the downward trend of Ebola, and elections in Cote d’Ivoire.

At the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston this past fall, Kim met with Nic Cheeseman (@Fromagehomme) to discuss his latest book and other topics, such as presidential succession in Uganda. Nic is a professor of democracy and international development at the University of Birmingham, and he was the former African Studies Centre Director for Oxford University.

He specializes in elections and democracy, doing field work in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ghana, just to name a few. A frequent commentator on global issues regarding Africa, Nic’s words have appeared in Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and many other renowned publications. … More Ep88. A talk with Nic Cheeseman about his latest book, Uganda, and much more

Ep85. A conversation Jennifer Hart on transportation, digital humanities, and more

In this week’s episode, Kim sat down with Jennifer Hart, an associate professor of History at Wayne State University, at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting to talk about her latest projects in transportation. From her book, Ghana on the Go, to digital humanities, Kim and Jennifer discuss a wide range of topics during their … More Ep85. A conversation Jennifer Hart on transportation, digital humanities, and more

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

Links Round Up: Tunisian elections, Malawi violence, developments in Cote d’Ivoire, and more

Episode 75 started out with the news technology and transportation developments in Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisian elections, and more. Then, Sciences Po Professor Richard Banegas, this week’s guest, sat down with Rachel to discuss identity cards and citizenship.  Here are this week’s links to articles and items mentioned in this episode’s news brief:  Read up on … More Links Round Up: Tunisian elections, Malawi violence, developments in Cote d’Ivoire, and more