Links this week: Zimbabwe’s coup, Kenya’s Supreme Court, and more

This week’s episode focused on Zimbabwe. Following a week of shifts in power, Robert Mugabe ultimately resigned from office and on Friday his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president.  We discuss these changes in the political climate with Dr. George Karekwaivanane (@ghkare) a lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the … More Links this week: Zimbabwe’s coup, Kenya’s Supreme Court, and more

Ep30. A conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about Guangzhou Dream Factory

After an unplanned break, the podcast returns this week, highlighting a new film: Guangzhou Dream Factory. In a conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley (@pipelinedreams), we talk about African migrants in China and the missed opportunities in these entrepreneurs’ home countries. Much of Badgley’s earlier work is set in Africa. In recent years, she has focused her attention on the extractive industries and controversial U.S. investments in West and Central Africa, writing and producing film and new media work for multiple broadcast and online outlets. Guangzhou Dream Factory is Badgley’s latest documentary (with producing partner, Erica Marcus), and was made with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities and The National Endowment for the Arts. Our conversation begins at 4:59. … More Ep30. A conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about Guangzhou Dream Factory

From Episode #4: What we’re reading this week

Gambia finally saw Yahya Jammeh, its president of 22 years, leave office after he refused to step down following his loss in the December 1st elections. (His departing plane was stuffed, including two Rolls Royces, a Mercedes-Benz, and other cars and luxury items.) The new president, Adama Barrow, was sworn into office in the Gambian embassy in … More From Episode #4: What we’re reading this week