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
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
Follow the links below to connect to what you heard in Episode 91, which featured a conversation with Peace Medie. From the News Wrap: Read CODESRIA’s tribute to economist Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020). And then read his article “Thinking About Developmental States in Africa,” published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics in 2001. On weak health … More Links this week: Remembering Thandika Mkandawire, COVID-19 and debt relief, and more
This week’s episode was not a pick-me-up. We wish we had better news to share. But here are the links anyway. … More Links this week: Locusts, a looming recession, and other terrible things
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.
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.
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
Links (Ep. 72): This week’s 72nd episode of Ufahamu Africa covered multiple news events, such as documents showing Russian efforts to spread influence in Africa, Botswana’s ruling to decriminalize homosexuality, the ratification of the Continental Free Trade Zone, and East Africa’s plans to increase spending on infrastructure. We were joined by Susanna Wing, associate professor … More Links round up: Sudan protests, economic investments, Wainaina’s death and much more
In episode 69, our conversation began around the ramifications of the South African elections post-Zuma, and the upcoming ones in Malawi. We were joined by Dr. Boniface Dulani (@bonidulani), a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Malawi. Here are the stories and links featured in our newswrap segment of this week’s episode, … More Links this week: South African democracy following Zuma, upcoming elections in Malawi, and more
Here’s a round-up of links from our last few episodes, starting with our most recent. In episode 68, we began our discussion around politics in Mali, South Africa’s recent election, and an update on the political situation in Uganda. Here are the stories and links featured in our newswrap segment of this week’s episode: Check … More Links roundup: Recent election in South Africa, political forces in Uganda join together to oust Museveni, and the impact of UN Peacekeepers in Liberia