By Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl
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Ufahamu Africa is a podcast hosted by Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl, professors of African politics at UC Riverside and Northwestern University, respectively. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with a thinker, maker, or innovator. New episodes are released every Saturday.
||CleanEp52. A conversation with Matthew Page on the upcoming Nigerian elections||This week's episode begins with discussion over the contested elections and recent result announcement in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a coup attempt by junior military officers in Gabon. Our episode features a conversation with Matthew Page||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp51. A conversation with Lisa Mueller on protests in Africa||We begin this week's episode with a conversation about elections slated for 2019, and important developments in the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We also talk about current protests in Senegal and Sudan, which suits our conversation wit||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp50. Reflections on 2018 and a sneak peek into 2019||In this week's episode of Ufahamu Africa, we do our first-ever year-end reflection. We start with what we can learn from broader trends on the continent in 2018. We also share some of our favorite books we read this year and give a sneak peek at some of||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp49. A conversation with Laura Seay on the upcoming DRC elections and “2 minute African Politics”||In this week's episode we talk about elections in Madagascar, Togo, and especially the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our guest is Laura Seay (@texasinafrica), a political scientist at Colby College and an expert on Congolese politics. She offers some ba||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp48. A conversation with Michael Woldemariam on the political shakeup in the Horn of Africa||In this week's episode, we talk about Google's top search items in African countries in 2018, how Kenyans did in the Singapore marathon, Trump's new Africa policy, and more. Our featured conversation is with Boston University political scientist Michael||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp47. A conversation with George Bob-Milliar and Lauren MacLean about student protests at KNUST in Ghana||Don't miss our first episode featuring an interview conducted at the African Studies Association annual meeting last week. We chat with George Bob-Milliar and Lauren MacLean about recent student protests at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Techn||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp46. A conversation with Evan Mwangi on translations, literature in African languages, and more||For the first time ever, Kim and Rachel are together to record this week's episode, which includes a conversation with Northwestern University's Evan Mwangi. Professor Mwangi talks about his most recent book, Translation in African Contexts, and the de||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp45. A conversation with Abdulbasit Kassim on religion, Boko Haram, and more||In this week's episode, we talk about conflict in Cameroon, work by the writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, land restitution in South Africa, and Nanjala Nyabola's new book. This week's featured conversation is with Abdulbasit Kassim, who visited Northwestern U||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp44. A conversation with Anthonia Kalu on writing and African storytelling||In this episode of Ufahamu Africa, we talk about a new West African currency, media freedom in Tanzania, and an Ethiopian satellite that will launch soon. This week's featured conversation is with Dr. Anthonia Kalu, a professor of comparative literature||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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