Links this week: Kenya’s do-over election, Togo protests, Peace Corps pulls out of Burkina, and more

Happy Enkutatash, y’all. In this week’s episode, we chatted with Professor Landry Signé (@LandrySigne), a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, founding Chairman of the award-wining Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, and Professor of Political Science and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Our conversation was largely … More Links this week: Kenya’s do-over election, Togo protests, Peace Corps pulls out of Burkina, and more

Ep29. A conversation with Professor Landry Signé on development in Africa

In this week’s episode, we speak with Professor Landry Signé (@LandrySigne), a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, founding Chairman of the award-wining Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, and Professor of Political Science and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We talk about development in Africa and … More Ep29. A conversation with Professor Landry Signé on development in Africa

Links this week: Films, “Big Brother Africa” and voiding the Kenya election

Here’s the round-up of links from this week’s episode, which features a chat with Dr. Kathleen Klaus (@KathleenKlaus), Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. ICYMI, Klaus and I talk about the recent election in Kenya, including Friday’s Supreme Court announcement to void the presidential election. Here are a few good reads about the … More Links this week: Films, “Big Brother Africa” and voiding the Kenya election

Ep.28 A conversation with Dr. Kathleen Klaus on Kenya’s annulled elections and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Kathleen Klaus (@KathleenKlaus), Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. She earned her PhD at the University of Wisconsin and was recently a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Her research examines elections, violence, and land rights and she is currently finishing a book manuscript that draws … More Ep.28 A conversation with Dr. Kathleen Klaus on Kenya’s annulled elections and more

Ep27. Our first ever Summer Beats Soundtrack

This week is a special episode of Ufahamu Africa. Instead of our standard format of catching you up on the week’s news and then featuring a conversation with a thinker, maker, or innovator, we’ve compiled our first-ever Summer Beats Soundtrack. Have a listen to some of the top songs featured in earlier episodes. Here is … More Ep27. Our first ever Summer Beats Soundtrack

Links this week: Elections in Kenya & Mauritania, Ghana’s satellite, books & more

Here’s what we’re reading and learning from the continent this week: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Kenya has officially declared incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential election. Georgetown University professor Ken Opalo (@kopalo) has some initial reflections on his blog about Kenyatta’s win, including a preliminary debrief on pre-election predictions. … More Links this week: Elections in Kenya & Mauritania, Ghana’s satellite, books & more

Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Chipo Dendere of Amherst College. We talk about her work on the politics of emigration out of Zimbabwe as well as protest movements, social media, and the role of money in politics. Music is by Audius. … More Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond