Ep. 114: A conversation with Dan Eizenga on Idriss Déby and Chad

Special guest Dan Eizenga, research fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, joins us to share his expertise on Chad and the recent death of Idriss Déby. Listen to learn what happened, who is in charge of Chad now, and what it all means.

In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about new restrictions from the U.S. on Ugandan officials, share new resources like an edited volume on coronavirus politics, and a new postdoc opportunity on global racial justice available from Cornell University. … More Ep. 114: A conversation with Dan Eizenga on Idriss Déby and Chad

Ep. 106: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 2

This week’s episode features Cécile Fromont, an associate professor of art history at Yale University, who was a panelist for “Repatriation of Museum Objects,” an event held by Cornell University’s Institute for European Studies. She shares her perspective through four stories, drawing on her work as a historian of African and visual material culture in the early modern period. Listen to part 1 of this episode for more context about the event. … More Ep. 106: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 2

Ep. 105: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 1

This week, we are sharing expertise from Souleymane Bachir Diagne who spoke on a panel last October as part of “Repatriation of Museum Objects” for Cornell University’s Institute for European Studies. Next week, we will be sharing the expertise of Cécile Fromont, another of the event’s panelists, as part 2 of this episode.

In the news, Kim and Rachel talk about recent events in Ethiopia and Niger, how food security affects us all, and the recent transfer of power in the United States. … More Ep. 105: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 1

Ep. 104: Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021

Happy New Year! We are back with our first episode of 2021, and a conversation between our co-hosts Kim and Rachel. On our minds from 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, many of the elections held in the past year, and as always, we share what we are reading and the scholars and perspectives we’re watching. … More Ep. 104: Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021

Ep. 102: A conversation with Noah Nathan about the Ghanaian election

Nana Akufo-Addo has just won the presidency in this week’s Ghanaian election with about 51 percent of the vote. We interview Noah Nathan, who has just published a new book on electoral politics in Ghana. He also tells us about his upcoming work on political brokers and party and state bureaucracy.

Rachel and Kim tell us what’s going on in African news this week, including in Western Sahara, the Ugandan election, and more about presidential term limits. … More Ep. 102: A conversation with Noah Nathan about the Ghanaian election