Ep. 97: A conversation with Lina Benabdallah on the link between China and Africa

Presidential elections are happening in multiple African countries, where we’re seeing constitutional changes that allow presidents to seek third terms. Kim and Rachel also talk about the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria, the politics of education access, and a new report on migration in Africa.

This week’s interview features Lina Benabdallah—an expert on China-Africa relations—and the links between China and Africa (plus, her new book!). … More Ep. 97: A conversation with Lina Benabdallah on the link between China and Africa

Ep. 96: A conversation with Yonatan Morse about the 3 crises in Cameroon

Yonatan Morse, assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, says that there have been three crises occurring in Cameroon over the last few years. He discusses them with Kim in this week’s interview.

In the news: 400,000 people have not been able to register to vote in Burkina Faso, the world is watching the U.S. election, and more! … More Ep. 96: A conversation with Yonatan Morse about the 3 crises in Cameroon

Ep. 95: A conversation with Oumar Ba about international justice

A lot is happening in the news! Kim and Rachel highlight some of the things they’re seeing in their news feed, including: ECOWAS and Mali, African responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Takondwa Semphere’s recent review of Beyonce’s “Black is King.”

Kim interviews Oumar Ba, whose new book about the International Criminal Court highlights his expertise in international justice. … More Ep. 95: A conversation with Oumar Ba about international justice

Ep. 94: A conversation with our co-hosts, Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kim Yi Dionne

We’re back with season 5 of the Ufahamu Africa podcast! In this teaser episode, Kim and Rachel share what they’ve been reading, the conversations and guests they are looking forward to, and announce that the podcast has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation.

Tune in every Saturday for new episodes that will continue to prioritize African perspectives as we learn about life and politics on the continent. … More Ep. 94: A conversation with our co-hosts, Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kim Yi Dionne

Bonus: Hear a review of two new books on what Africa’s urbanization means for politics

In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne (@dadakim) read her review of two recent books with insights on how increasing urbanization in Africa changes (or doesn’t change) politics and power: Noah L. Nathan’s (@noahlnathan) “Electoral Politics and Africa’s Urban Transition: Class and Ethnicity in Ghana,” and Jeffrey W. Paller’s (@JWPaller) “Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa.”  

The review was published in this past Friday’s installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular (#APSRS20), and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage (@monkeycageblog), a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. … More Bonus: Hear a review of two new books on what Africa’s urbanization means for politics