Ufahamu Africa

By 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.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 120: A conversation with Zachariah Mampilly on researching African politics
    1:05:06
  2. 2.
    Ep. 119: A conversation with Shamiran Mako and Valentine Moghadam on “After the Arab Uprisings”
    42:31
  3. 3.
    Ep. 118: A rerun of our conversation with Ashley Currier about LGBT organizing in Africa
    40:54
  4. 4.
    Ep. 117: A conversation with Goitom Gebreleul about the genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia
    26:58
  5. 5.
    Ep. 116: A conversation with Christina Cottiero and Expédit Ologou about Benin
    53:42
  6. 6.
    Ep. 115: A conversation with Robtel Neajai Pailey on citizenship and Liberia
    46:07
  7. 7.
    Ep. 114: A conversation with Dan Eizenga on Idriss Déby and Chad
    51:43
  8. 8.
    Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola
    45:47
  1. 9.
    Ep. 112: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about COVID-19 vaccines
    44:50
  2. 10.
    Ep. 111: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about the protests in Senegal
    47:30
  3. 11.
    Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa
    43:24
  4. 12.
    Ep. 109: A conversation with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu
    1:08:37
  5. 13.
    Ep. 108: A conversation with Adom Getachew on postcolonialism, worldmaking, and more
    49:45
  6. 14.
    Ep. 107: A conversation with Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué on gender, identity, and nationalism in Cameroon
    51:20
  7. 15.
    Ep. 106: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 2
    28:28
  8. 16.
    Ep. 105: Repatriation of Museum Objects, Part 1
    50:06
  9. 17.
    Ep. 104: Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021
    40:33
  10. 18.
    Ep. 103: A conversation with Cyril Obi of the African Peacebuilding Network
    1:06:00
  11. 19.
    Ep. 102: A conversation with Noah Nathan about the Ghanaian election
    53:26
  12. 20.
    Ep. 101: A conversation with Anne Meng about authoritarianism and leadership succession
    49:03
  13. 21.
    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations (French)
    52:32
  14. 22.
    Ep. 100: A conversation with Siba Grovogui about race and racism in international relations
    53:57
  15. 23.
    Ep. 99: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Chris Abani
    1:00:55
  16. 24.
    Ep. 98: A conversation between Patrick Mbullo Owuor and Denielle Elliott
    36:38
  17. 25.
    Ep. 97: A conversation with Lina Benabdallah on the link between China and Africa
    40:43
  18. 26.
    Ep. 96: A conversation with Yonatan Morse about the 3 crises in Cameroon
    22:07
  19. 27.
    Ep. 95: A conversation with Oumar Ba about international justice
    41:06
  20. 28.
    Ep. 94: A conversation with our co-hosts, Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kim Yi Dionne
    27:28
  21. 29.
    Bonus: Hear a review of two new books on what Africa’s urbanization means for politics
    6:39
  22. 30.
    Bonus: Emmanuel Balogun’s review of “The Political Life of an Epidemic”
    6:32
  23. 31.
    Bonus: Laura Seay’s review of “From Pews to Politics”
    6:57
  24. 32.
    Ep. 93: A conversation with Kim Yi Dionne and Ken Opalo about the politics and policy of the COVID-19 pandemic and more
    1:22:06
  25. 33.
    Ep92. A conversation with entrepreneurs on the continent about innovation, COVID, and more.
    55:28
  26. 34.
    Ep91. A conversation with Peace Medie about gender and conflict in Africa, writing research and fiction, and more
    41:51
  27. 35.
    Ep90. A conversation with George Ogola about African media, unchecked political power, and more
    40:41
  28. 36.
    Ep89. Ufahamu Africa hosts discuss African government responses to COVID-19
    17:48
  29. 37.
    Ep88. A talk with Nic Cheeseman about his latest book, Uganda, and much more
    51:32
  30. 38.
    Ep87. A conversation with Marja Hinfelaar on Zambian politics, environment and energy, and more
    37:35
  31. 39.
    Ep86f. A conversation with Moïses Williams Pokam Kamdem about Africa’s energy sector, Cameroon’s political history, and more [FRENCH VERSION]
    54:07
  32. 40.
    Ep86. A conversation with Moïses Williams Pokam Kamdem about Africa’s energy sector, Cameroon’s political history, and more
    54:07
  33. 41.
    Ep85. A conversation Jennifer Hart on transportation, digital humanities, and more
    41:09
  34. 42.
    Ep84. A Lunar New Year conversation with Jamie Monson on China-Africa relations, seeing technology from the user perspective, and more
    29:00
  35. 43.
    Ep83. A conversation with Yvonne Owuor on development, politics, storytelling, and more
    1:03:40
  36. 44.
    Ep82f. A conversation with Kako Nubukpo on the franc CFA, development, elections, and more [FRENCH VERSION]
    1:03:45
  37. 45.
    Ep82. A conversation with Kako Nubukpo on the franc CFA, development, elections, and more
    45:21
  38. 46.
    Ep81. Another Africa Podcast Mashup: Kim Yi Dionne on AIDS interventions in Africa, podcasting, and more
    35:10
  39. 47.
    Ep80. A conversation with Emmanuel Katongole on a political theology for Africa
    1:06:19
  40. 48.
    Ep79. A conversation with Ken Opalo about political institutions, public goods, and more
    50:19
  41. 49.
    Ep78. A conversation with Kathleen Klaus on land and politics in East Africa and beyond
    32:46
  42. 50.
    Ep77. A conversation on agriculture and innovation in Africa with YALI Mandela Fellows
    1:02:24

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