Ep. 95: A conversation with Oumar Ba about international justice

A lot is happening in the news! Kim and Rachel highlight some of the things they’re seeing in their news feed, including: ECOWAS and Mali, African responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Takondwa Semphere’s recent review of Beyonce’s “Black is King.”

Kim interviews Oumar Ba, whose new book about the International Criminal Court highlights his expertise in international justice. … More Ep. 95: A conversation with Oumar Ba about international justice

Ep. 94: A conversation with our co-hosts, Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kim Yi Dionne

We’re back with season 5 of the Ufahamu Africa podcast! In this teaser episode, Kim and Rachel share what they’ve been reading, the conversations and guests they are looking forward to, and announce that the podcast has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation.

Tune in every Saturday for new episodes that will continue to prioritize African perspectives as we learn about life and politics on the continent. … More Ep. 94: A conversation with our co-hosts, Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kim Yi Dionne

Bonus: Hear a review of two new books on what Africa’s urbanization means for politics

In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne (@dadakim) read her review of two recent books with insights on how increasing urbanization in Africa changes (or doesn’t change) politics and power: Noah L. Nathan’s (@noahlnathan) “Electoral Politics and Africa’s Urban Transition: Class and Ethnicity in Ghana,” and Jeffrey W. Paller’s (@JWPaller) “Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa.”  

The review was published in this past Friday’s installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular (#APSRS20), and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage (@monkeycageblog), a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. … More Bonus: Hear a review of two new books on what Africa’s urbanization means for politics

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

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