How can international actors achieve the balance between recognizing strides in economic performance and development while holding governments accountable for human rights abuses and regional interference? Judd Devermont is joined by Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International), Ida Sawyer (Human Rights Watch), and Michela Wrong (Author) to discuss how the Biden Administration, with its focus on democracy and human rights, should respond to these challenges. Guests also cover alleged crimes against humanity by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region and Paul Rusesabagina’s forced disappearance and arrest. Background Readings Ethiopia: The Massacre in Axum – Amnesty International Report Ethiopia: Eritrean Forces Massacre Tigray Civilians – Human Rights Watch The Dark Side of Rwanda’s Rebirth – Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad – Michela Wrong
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Thinking Differently About Africa
40:22In Judd Devermont’s last episode as host, he is joined by Nnedi Okorafor (author), Patrick Gathara (journalist and cartoonist), and David Pilling (Financial Times) to discuss why and how the world should think differently about Africa.
An African Strategy Toward China
37:00What might an African strategy toward China look like, and what are implications for loans, debt management, African exports, and people-to-people flows? Judd Devermont is joined by Hannah Ryder (Development Reimagined), Cliff Mboya (China Africa Project), and Casey Schmidt (VoxCroft Analytics) to discuss African agency and policy formation toward Beijing. They also talk about Zambia’s opposition leader-turned-President Hakainde Hichilema, as well as Kenya’s faltering Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Background reading: From China-Africa to Africa-China: A Blueprint for a Green and Inclusive Continent-Wide African Strategy towards China – Development Reimagined Cliff Mboya Author Page – China Africa Project VoxCroft Analytics
44:12What is the history of stolen African artefacts—such as the Benin Bronzes—and what can be done to rectify these wrongs? Judd Devermont is joined by Ciraj Rassool (University of Western Cape), Charlotte Ashamu (Yale University), and Barnaby Phillips (author of Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes), to discuss if restitution is enough, and why the growth of the museum industry in Africa is so critical. Plus, they discuss anti-government riots in South Africa and the #FixtheCountry movement in Ghana. Background readings: Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes - Barnaby Phillips District Six Museum - Cape Town, South Africa Charlotte Ashamu, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage John Randle Center for Yoruba History and Culture Zinsou Foundation Book Bunk The commemorative state, human remains, and the question of missing-ness- Riedwaan Moosage, Ciraj Rassool, and Nicky Rousseau
Africa’s Literary Scene
34:09African creatives are using online literary magazines to publish their work directly to the web—resulting in more visibility, wider audiences, and richer conversation. Judd Devermont is joined by Abdi Latif Dahir (New York Times), Ambassador Makila James, and content creator Derick Matsengarwodzi to discuss this trend. Guests also cover the unilateral ceasefire in Tigray and pro-democracy protests in eSwatini. eSwatini with Cebelihle Mbuyisa - Cebelihle Mbuyisa, Judd Devermont, Nicole Wilett The New Magazines and Journals Shaping Africa’s Literary Scene – Abdi Latif Dahir “What this generation wants”: African authors publishing direct to the web - Derick Matsengarwodzi
China, the U.S., and African Security Chiefs
39:34Judd Devermont is joined by Paul Nantulya (Africa Center for Strategic Studies), ret. Vice Admiral Michael Franken (AFRICOM), and Bonny Lin (Center for Strategic and International Studies) to discuss U.S. and Chinese government engagement with African security chiefs. Guests also cover the deployment of Rwandan and SADC troops in Mozambique and Burundian politics. Background Readings: Personal Ties: Measuring Chinese and U.S. Engagement with African Security Chiefs – Judd Devermont, Marielle Harris, & Alison Albelda Centering Civilian Protection in Northern Mozambique – Emilia Columbo and Kelly Moss Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on: “China’s Military Power Projection and U.S. National Interests” – Paul Nantulya War in Resource-Rich Northern Mozambique—Six Scenarios – Francisco Almeida dos Santos
43:38Judd Devermont is joined by Anouar Boukhars (African Center for Strategic Studies), Jason Warner (United States Military Academy in West Point), and Emily Estelle (American Enterprise Institute) to discuss the dangers of overemphasizing or underselling the ties between regional groups and global Jihadi networks. Guests also cover French President Macron's decision to draw down Operation Barkhane in the Sahel and the ADF's links to the Islamic state in Eastern Congo. Background Readings: A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy - International Crisis Group The Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront - Jason Warner, Ryan Cummings, and Ryan O'Farrell The Islamic State has ‘provinces’ in Africa. That doesn’t mean what you might think - Jason Warner Swapping jerseys: What changes when African extremists join the Islamic State? - Emily Estelle DRC: Designating the ADF - Jason Warner False Choices: U.S. Policy toward Coastal West Africa and the Sahel - Judd Devermont Déby’s Dead. What’s Next for Chad and the Sahel? - Judd Devermont Rethinking Crisis Responses in the Sahel - Judd Devermont and Marielle Harris Centering Civilian Protection in Northern Mozambique - Emilia Columbo and Kelly Moss The Logic of Violence in Africa’s Extremist Insurgencies - Anouar Boukhars Keeping Terrorism at Bay in Mauritania - Anouar Boukhars
1:40Introducing 49, CSIS Africa Program's newest podcast, about the past, present, and future of U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Hosts Judd Devermont, director of CSIS's Africa Program, and Nicole Wilett, Chief of Staff at the Open Society Foundations, discuss past U.S. successes and failures; offer policy recommendations for the Biden Administration; and share the best of the region's music, movies, food, and culture. One country at a time. The first episodes drop on Thursday, 15 July 2021.
The Dos and Don'ts of U.S. Strategies Toward Sub-Saharan Africa
45:22What does a consequential U.S. strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa look like? Judd Devermont is joined by Zainab Usman (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Nicole Wilett (Open Society Foundation), and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker (Georgetown University), to discuss a focused and pragmatic U.S. approach to the region. Guests also cover Angolan President Joao Lourenco’s leadership and the standoff between Twitter and the Nigerian government. Background Readings: Social Media Censorship Tracker - Surfshark False Choices: U.S. Policy toward Coastal West Africa and the Sahel - Judd Devermont
41:46Several African leaders are setting the stage to hand over power to their sons. Judd Devermont is joined by Brett Carter (University of Southern California), Regina Sondo (Journalist), and Paul Melly (Africa Program at Chatham House) to discuss the implications of familial succession across sub-Saharan African. Guests also cover Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso's latest contested election win and the worsening Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. Background Readings: Biden’s Diplomats Should Boycott Discredited African Elections - Judd Devermont and Idayat Hassan. Africa's Political Dynasties: How Presidents Groom Their Sons for Power - Paul Melly. Cameroon’s Democratic Repositioning: Is the Republic Now a De Facto Monarchy? - Regina Sondo. Congo: Sassou Nguesso Wins Another Term but Still Faces Two Big Threats. - Brett Carter.
46:07How can international actors achieve the balance between recognizing strides in economic performance and development while holding governments accountable for human rights abuses and regional interference? Judd Devermont is joined by Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International), Ida Sawyer (Human Rights Watch), and Michela Wrong (Author) to discuss how the Biden Administration, with its focus on democracy and human rights, should respond to these challenges. Guests also cover alleged crimes against humanity by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region and Paul Rusesabagina’s forced disappearance and arrest. Background Readings Ethiopia: The Massacre in Axum – Amnesty International Report Ethiopia: Eritrean Forces Massacre Tigray Civilians – Human Rights Watch The Dark Side of Rwanda’s Rebirth – Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad – Michela Wrong