Links this week: ArtThrob, Togo protests, Zimbabwe cybersecurity, and more

In this week’s conversation with Amy Halliday, Amy mentioned a few contemporary art resources of potential interest to our followers: ArtThrob is “South Africa’s leading contemporary visual arts publication.” It is because of ArtThrob’s generous Creative Commons license that this week’s blog post features the work of Mary Sibande (@marysibande), who will receive Smithsonian African Artist award in … More Links this week: ArtThrob, Togo protests, Zimbabwe cybersecurity, and more

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

What we’re reading this week: Somalia’s new president, Design Indaba meets IKEA, and more

Following up on the Somalia election earlier this year, UCLA PhD candidate Safia Farole wrote a piece for The Monkey Cage about what the election means going forward. Farole draws connections between new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s previous experience as a bureaucrat in the United States and the broader role the Somali diaspora will play … More What we’re reading this week: Somalia’s new president, Design Indaba meets IKEA, and more

Ep10. Conversations with Zimbabwean scholars on citizen responses to economic decline

This week we chat with three scholars in the diaspora about recent episodes of civil unrest in Zimbabwe. Dr. Chipo Dendere (@drDendere) of Gettysburg College gives us an overview of the recent protests in Zimbabwe and shares insights from her research on remittances and politics. Melusi Nkomo (@MelusiNkomoZim), fellow at Harvard University’s Center for African … More Ep10. Conversations with Zimbabwean scholars on citizen responses to economic decline

What we’re reading this week: Swahili, listener question, and more

We hope you heard our latest episode. We start with following up on our AFCON episode a few weeks back — the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon won the 2017 African Cup of Nations. (Just like we hoped.) Read this great short history of the Cameroonian national team. Fun fact: Everyone on the Cameroonian team who played in the 2017 AFCON final … More What we’re reading this week: Swahili, listener question, and more