Ep31-2. Part 2 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

This is the second part of this week’s episode, when I chat with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of the Mawazo Institute, a start-up non-profit research institute in Nairobi, Kenya. You can find Part 1 here. Here is Part 2: As I mention in this week’s episode, Mawazo is currently hiring … More Ep31-2. Part 2 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

Ep31-1. Part 1 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

This week’s conversation was great, but ran long—so I’ve broken it up into two parts. I chat with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of the Mawazo Institute, a start-up non-profit research institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Both Mawazo founders are researchers themselves. Dr. Mutiso’s research focus is on African energy sector development. She … More Ep31-1. Part 1 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

Ep30. A conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about Guangzhou Dream Factory

After an unplanned break, the podcast returns this week, highlighting a new film: Guangzhou Dream Factory. In a conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley (@pipelinedreams), we talk about African migrants in China and the missed opportunities in these entrepreneurs’ home countries. Much of Badgley’s earlier work is set in Africa. In recent years, she has focused … More Ep30. A conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about Guangzhou Dream Factory

From the vault: On Namibia’s genocide with Dr. Kavemuii Murangi (Ep.12)

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)

Ep29. A conversation with Professor Landry Signé on development in Africa

In this week’s episode, we speak with Professor Landry Signé (@LandrySigne), a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, founding Chairman of the award-wining Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, and Professor of Political Science and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We talk about development in Africa and … More Ep29. A conversation with Professor Landry Signé on development in Africa

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

Ep27. Our first ever Summer Beats Soundtrack

This week is a special episode of Ufahamu Africa. Instead of our standard format of catching you up on the week’s news and then featuring a conversation with a thinker, maker, or innovator, we’ve compiled our first-ever Summer Beats Soundtrack. Have a listen to some of the top songs featured in earlier episodes. Here is … More Ep27. Our first ever Summer Beats Soundtrack