This week’s episode begins with discussion over the contested elections and recent result announcement in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a coup attempt by junior military officers in Gabon.
Our episode features a conversation with Matthew Page (@MatthewTPage), an associate fellow at Chatham House and formerly the U.S. intelligence community’s top Nigeria expert. Along with Ambassador John Campbell (@JohnCampbellcfr), Matthew wrote the new Oxford University Press book, Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know. We chatted with Matthew about their book and about Nigeria’s elections next month. His segment begins at 11:16. … More Ep52. A conversation with Matthew Page on the upcoming Nigerian elections
We begin this week’s episode with a conversation about elections slated for 2019, and important developments in the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We also talk about current protests in Senegal and Sudan, which suits our conversation with this week’s guest, Lisa Mueller, an assistant professor of political science at Macalester College in Saint Paul Minnesota. Lisa is the author of a new book published by Cambridge University Press: Political Protest in Contemporary Africa. Kim spoke with her at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2018. Her segment begins at 8:32. … More Ep51. A conversation with Lisa Mueller on protests in Africa
In this week’s episode, we feature remarks by Dr. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya), an Associate Professor of Political Science, International Studies, and Africana Studies at Vassar College. In 2012-2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during … More Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West
We hope you enjoyed this weekend’s episode with economist Souleymane Soumahoro. He mentions two books during our conversation: Todd Moss’s (@toddjmoss) Minute Zero and Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. We also chat about research by Nathan Nunn (@nnunn99) and Kimuli Kasara. See especially Kasara’s “Tax me if you can” paper and Nunn’s paper with … More Links this week: inter-Africa travel, Zambia football, DRC film, and more
In our May 13th episode, we shared a Reuters report that at least one person had died of Ebola in the Bas-Ulele province in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is potentially the first Ebola outbreak in which a vaccine could be made used to stop its spread. Merck, the maker of the vaccine – RVSV-Zebov … More Two weeks of links this week: Ebola in DRC, Germany seeks reparations in Zimbabwe, and more
Here’s a run-down of the interesting links we mentioned during this week’s episode of Ufahamu Africa. First, France gave citizenship to 28 veterans of WWII and “other conflicts” who were of African origin: 23 Senegalese, 2 Congolese, 2 Central Africans and 1 Ivorian. Quartz Africa writer Lily Kuo (@lilkuo) writes: Many of them were from Senegal, a … More This week’s links: French citizenship for WWII soldiers, book recs, and more
This week we chat with Dr. Laura Seay (aka @texasinafrica), Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colby College. She studies politics in Democratic Republic of Congo and is an expert on what many people call “conflict minerals”. She is also an editor at The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington … More Ep9. A conversation with Dr. Laura Seay on conflict and minerals in DRC