Ep49. A conversation with Laura Seay on the upcoming DRC elections and “2 minute African Politics”

In this week’s episode we talk about elections in Madagascar, Togo, and especially the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our guest is Laura Seay (@texasinafrica), a political scientist at Colby College and an expert on Congolese politics. She offers some background for our listeners on the delayed elections in Congo that are now scheduled to be held on December 30. Laura also talks about her latest creation, “2 Minute African Politics,” an Instagram feed that covers the main issues and debates she teaches in her African Politics course. Rachel’s conversation with Laura, recorded at the African Studies Association, begins at 8:55.  … More Ep49. A conversation with Laura Seay on the upcoming DRC elections and “2 minute African Politics”

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: Congo in Harlem, Liberia’s elections, and more

This week’s episode featured a conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about her latest film, Guangzhou Dream Factory (trailer below). The film was mentioned by Dr. Lina Benabdallah in Episode 4. Dr. Benabdallah reviewed Badgley’s film in Africa is a Country. The film is currently only available for sale to educational institutions. People at colleges and universities … More Links this week: Congo in Harlem, Liberia’s elections, and more

Before our break: Dr. Mampilly’s decolonizing questions, Ugali politics, sanitary pads for Kenyan schoolgirls, and more

This is our last blog post before Ufahamu Africa takes a break for the month of July. As promised in our latest episode featuring Dr. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya), below we have transcribed the questions he asked as the end of his remarks at our May 2017 AALAC workshop on decolonizing the study of African politics … More Before our break: Dr. Mampilly’s decolonizing questions, Ugali politics, sanitary pads for Kenyan schoolgirls, and more

Links this week: Morocco in ECOWAS, Winnie Mandela film, and more

Here are a few things we shared in this week’s episode: Thanks to an Africa is a Country film review by Sisonke Msimang (@Sisonkemsimang), we’ve got the documentary “Winnie” on our must-watch list. Msimang writes that the film “provides an in-depth look at the life and times of Winnie Mandela largely in her own words and in … More Links this week: Morocco in ECOWAS, Winnie Mandela film, and more

What we’re reading this week: Nigeria’s missing president, a marathoner in exile, and more

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari is still in London, where he has been since January 19th. The 74-year-old’s trip was meant to be a short leave that included some medical check-ups. He was scheduled to return to Nigeria in early February. His prolonged absence reminds us of the long absence of Nigeria’s former president Umar Yar’Adua, … More What we’re reading this week: Nigeria’s missing president, a marathoner in exile, and more