In this week’s episode, I chat with Hilary Matfess (@HilaryMatfess), a doctoral student in political science at Yale University, where she studies the intersection of conflict, governance, and gender. In our conversation, we talk about her new book, Women and the War on Boko Haram, which just came out this week.
Here’s what we’re reading and learning from the continent this week: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Kenya has officially declared incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential election. Georgetown University professor Ken Opalo (@kopalo) has some initial reflections on his blog about Kenyatta’s win, including a preliminary debrief on pre-election predictions. … More Links this week: Elections in Kenya & Mauritania, Ghana’s satellite, books & more