Ufahamu Africa podcast

Ufahamu Africa

Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl

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.

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    BONUS: Hear Laura Seay’s review of Lina Benabdallah’s book on China-Africa relations

    6:58

    In this bonus recording, hear Ufahamu Africa host Kim Dionne read Laura Seay’s review of Shaping the Future of Power: Knowledge Production and Network-Building in China-Africa Relations, a book by Lina Benabdallah (@LBenabdallah). The review was published in last year's African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular (#APSRS20), and this recording is being shared as part of a collaboration with The Monkey Cage (@monkeycageblog), a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post. … More BONUS: Hear Laura Seay’s review of Lina Benabdallah’s book on China-Africa relations
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    Ep. 126: Season 5 Finale

    33:31

    Kim and Rachel close up season 5 highlighting some of the major events on the continent and enjoying hearing some good news from friends of the podcast. Have a listen and you'll hear Grieve Chelwa, Anne Meng, TJ Tallie, Hilary Matfess, Judd Devermont, and Laura Smith share some great updates so we can celebrate some wins as we look back on this challenging year. … More Ep. 126: Season 5 Finale
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    Ep. 125: A conversation with Alhousseini Diabate about land and food access in West Africa (English)

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    Alhousseini Diabate joins us this week for a conversation about land access and food access in West Africa, particularly in Mali. This version of the episode is dubbed in English, but the original episode was conducted between Rachel and Diabate in French. You can find the French version of the episode on ufahamuafrica.com. Don't forget to also send us recorded clips of you sharing your good news with us! We will share everyone's good news in our upcoming season 5 finale episode. … More Ep. 125: A conversation with Alhousseini Diabate about land and food access in West Africa (English)
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    Ep. 125: A conversation with Alhousseini Diabate about land and food access in West Africa (French)

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    Alhousseini Diabate joins us this week for a conversation about land access and food access in West Africa, particularly in Mali. Rachel interviews Diabate in French, but check out a dubbed version of the conversation in English on ufahamuafrica.com. Don't forget to also send us recorded clips of you sharing your good news with us! We will share everyone's good news in our upcoming season 5 finale episode. … More Ep. 125: A conversation with Alhousseini Diabate about land and food access in West Africa (French)
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    Ep. 124: A conversation with Tarila Marclint Ebiede about about violence and governance in Nigeria

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    Joining us this week is Tarila Marclint Ebiede, adjunct assistant professor of international affairs at Brussels School of Governance, Brussels, Belgium. His research examines the reintegration of ex-combatants, political violence, the impact of violent conflicts on local governance, youth and violence, peacebuilding and security in Nigeria. We talk to him about his research, the recent news of a fallen military jet plane in Nigeria, and his new Conflict Research Network (CORN) West Africa initiative. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about that fallen military jet in Nigeria and share updates on the books you should be reading. … More Ep. 124: A conversation with Tarila Marclint Ebiede about about violence and governance in Nigeria
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    Ep. 123: A conversation with Liliane Umubyeyi and Amah Edoh on reparations

    44:47

    Earlier this year, Liliane Umubyeyi and Amah Edoh joined Cornell University's Institute for European Studies to talk about their collaborative work on reparations, especially related to Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We share selected excerpts of their talk in this week's episode, and you can find a link to watch the full panel in this week's show notes. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about the arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma and the subsequent protests. Plus, more about COVID vaccines on the African continent. … More Ep. 123: A conversation with Liliane Umubyeyi and Amah Edoh on reparations
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    Ep. 122: Hear Ufahamu Africa on Migrations: A World on the Move

    1:02:27

    Hear more of our conversation with Nanjala Nyabola, continued from Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola. In this podcast mash-up with Cornell University's Migrations: A World on the Move podcast. Their episode shares previously unaired parts of our conversation with Nanjala and Migrations postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter. Nyabola's work and writing spans themes of migration, politics, and personal experience in her new book "Travelling While Black." Listen to the episode to hear her read excerpts from select essays. … More Ep. 122: Hear Ufahamu Africa on Migrations: A World on the Move
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    Ep. 121: A conversation with Amal Fadlalla

    1:09:15

    In her book, "Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship," Amal Fadlalla writes about the Save Darfur movement and how it gained an international following. We bring her onto the show this week for a conversation about her work and her expertise in Sudan. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about global climate change, more updates from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the protests in Eswatini, and more. … More Ep. 121: A conversation with Amal Fadlalla
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    Hear Ufahamu Africa on Foreign Policy Playlist

    1:44

    Hear us on Foreign Policy Playlist this week when Rachel and Kim talk about Ufahamu Africa's vision and mission and the show features Kim's conversation about the genocide in Ethiopia's Tigray region with Dr. Goitom Gebreluel from episode 117. … More Hear Ufahamu Africa on Foreign Policy Playlist
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    Ep. 120: A conversation with Zachariah Mampilly on researching African politics

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    Joining us this week is friend of the show, Zachariah Mampilly! He speaks with Kim about researching and teaching African politics, as well as his Program on African Social Research (PASR) which supports junior African scholars as they work to publish in academic journals. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about the Islamic State in Mozambique, news from Nigeria, and political updates in Côte d'Ivoire. … More Ep. 120: A conversation with Zachariah Mampilly on researching African politics

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