Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West

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

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

Ep21. A conversation with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro on development and politics in Africa

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro (@soumduce), an economist currently consulting at the World Bank. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Dr. Soumahoro earned his bachelor of arts degree in political economy from Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, his masters in economics at the Université D’Auverge in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and his … More Ep21. A conversation with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro on development and politics in Africa

Ep20. A conversation with Dr. Adia Benton on global health, Ebola as a ‘charismatic disease,’ and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Adia Benton (@Ethnography911), a professor in anthropology and in the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University. In 2015, the University of Minnesota Press published her book, HIV Exceptionalism: Disease through Development in Sierra Leone. We talk about her book and we also discuss the change in leadership at … More Ep20. A conversation with Dr. Adia Benton on global health, Ebola as a ‘charismatic disease,’ and more

Ep19. A farewell conversation with Sarah Agatoni on identity, community, and more

In our final week recording together (before Sarah Agatoni, Smith College Class of 2017, graduates), we take a moment to reflect on the year we’ve spent together and what we have hoped to do with the Ufahamu Africa podcast. We talk about identity, community, and studying/understanding Africa from afar. Our song of the week is … More Ep19. A farewell conversation with Sarah Agatoni on identity, community, and more

Ep18. A conversation with Nicole Amarteifio, creator of ‘An African City’

This week’s episode features a Q&A with Nicole Amarteifio (@AllThingsAfrica), creator of the hit web series “An African City.” We talk about the show as well as a new TV show she’s created — “The Republic,” a political thriller set in Ghana’s capital Accra. We also talk about a recent public service announcement she created, #HowShortWasYourSkirt, which addresses … More Ep18. A conversation with Nicole Amarteifio, creator of ‘An African City’