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Ufahamu Africa is a podcast about life and politics on the African continent, co-hosted by Kim Yi Dionne, professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, and Rachel Beatty Riedl, professor of government at Cornell University.

Each Saturday, a new episode highlights what is happening in the news, followed by an interview with a diverse thinker or innovator who is deeply ingrained in the life, culture, and politics of the continent.

Ufahamu Africa Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl

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    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Ufahamu Africa is a podcast about life and politics on the African continent, co-hosted by Kim Yi Dionne, professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, and Rachel Beatty Riedl, professor of government at Cornell University.

Each Saturday, a new episode highlights what is happening in the news, followed by an interview with a diverse thinker or innovator who is deeply ingrained in the life, culture, and politics of the continent.

    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations (French)

    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations (French)

    Listen to our interview with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations, in French! In this week's news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about Zambia's COVID response, a crisis in Ethiopia, and the passing of Jerry Rawlings.

    We also announce our Ufahamu Africa essay competition. Submit a one-page essay reflecting on a topic of your choice within the broad scope of life and politics in African politics to win some podcast swag or a chance to read your essay on a future episode. … More Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations (French)

    • 52 min
    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations

    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations

    Happy #100EpisodesOfUfahamu! For our 100th episode, Rachel interviews Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations. You can listen to the interview in English or French! Kim and Rachel talk about Zambia's COVID response, a crisis in Ethiopia, and the passing of Jerry Rawlings.

    We also announce our Ufahamu Africa essay competition. Submit a one-page essay reflecting on a topic of your choice within the broad scope of life and politics in African politics to win some podcast swag or a chance to read your essay on a future episode. … More Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations

    • 53 min
    Ep. 99: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Chris Abani

    Ep. 99: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Chris Abani

    We are delighted to share this conversation between Nobel Prize winner Program of African Studies (PAS) and professor of English. Thank you to PAS for sharing this interview with us, which they hosted on October 2, 2020. Soyinka shares his thoughts on the American presidential election, the African diaspora, reclaiming African art, and more.

    Before the interview, Kim and Rachel share some news highlights, including election controversies in Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire. … More Ep. 99: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Chris Abani

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    Ep. 98: A conversation between Patrick Mbullo Owuor and Denielle Elliott

    Ep. 98: A conversation between Patrick Mbullo Owuor and Denielle Elliott

    In the news this week: #EndSARS, elections in Tanzania, and more. Kim and Rachel put these events into context and share what you need to know.

    This week's interview features guest host Patrick Mbullo Owuor in conversation with Denielle Elliott about KEMRI, Elliott's new research, and more! … More Ep. 98: A conversation between Patrick Mbullo Owuor and Denielle Elliott

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

    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

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

    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

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