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

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

Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Anna Mwaba (@annakapambwe), a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. We talk about her research on the African Union and election monitoring. We also talk about the unintended consequences of political science research on Africa by those of us trained in the West. Our chat begins at … More Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

Ep23. A conversation with Dr. Ken Opalo on the Kenyan elections

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Kennedy Opalo (@kopalo), an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His research focuses on the political economy of development, legislative development, and electoral politics in emerging democracies. Ken blogs regularly at his blog, An Africanist Perspective, and currently is writing a … More Ep23. A conversation with Dr. Ken Opalo on the Kenyan elections

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