In the newswrap this week, we talk about Ethiopian politics, Zambia’s third term debate, elections in Namibia, and more.
This week is another African podcast mashup special — featuring a conversation with Ufahamu Africa’s own Kim Yi Dionne (@dadakim) in commemoration of World AIDS Day this weekend. Kim is a professor of political science at UC Riverside and an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. She is also the author of Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. This week’s conversation with Kim is shared courtesy of the Africa Past and Present Podcast, hosted by Michigan State University historian Peter Alegi (@futbolprof), who was a guest on Ufahamu Africa in Episode 3. Peter talks to Kim about her book on AIDS in Africa, the role of village headmen in AIDS interventions, what turns Malawians out to vote, podcasting, and more. Their segment begins at 9:11. … More Ep81. Another Africa Podcast Mashup: Kim Yi Dionne on AIDS interventions in Africa, podcasting, and more
We have to postpone this week’s episode due to illness. BUT — we’re sharing one of our earlier episodes as it relates to a new discovery. There was news this week that the American Museum of Natural History in New York is thought to be holding remains of victims of genocide in what was then … More From the vault: On Namibia’s genocide with Dr. Kavemuii Murangi (Ep.12)
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
Related to the last episode‘s focus on seeking justice for descendants of the colonial genocide committed by Germans in present-day Namibia, there’s some good reporting in Deutsche Welle on the Namibian government considering suing Germany over reparations to compensate the genocide’s victims. If our episode was the first time you heard about the genocide in Namibia, … More What we’re reading this week: authoritarianism in Tanzania, academic freedom in Malawi, genocide and justice in Namibia, and more
In this week’s podcast, we speak with Dr. Kavemuii Murangi, a Namibian-born educator currently residing in the United States. He is a descendant of the victims of the Ovaherero genocide of 1904-1908 (his great-great grandfather died in 1904 during the genocide war) and co-founder of the U.S.-based OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute. For background on the … More Ep12. A conversation with Dr. Kavemuii Murangi on the Namibian genocide and reparations
Tom Whyman, a fellow at the University of Essex, wrote “SOAS students have a point. Philosophy degrees should look beyond white Europeans” in The Guardian this week. Building on campaigns like #RhodesMustFall (which protested the presence of statues of Cecil Rhodes on UCT’s campus) and calls for a structural decolonization of the syllabus, students at SOAS have … More From Episode #2: What we’re reading this week