Author Archives: SJ Cooper-Knock

2016: Reflecting back, looking forward

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Nic Cheeseman, Henry Mang and JB Falisse join SJ Cooper-Knock to talk through some of the big developments in African politics over 2016, and the questions that remain for the coming year.

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Reflections from the DRC

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20th December 2016 16:00 With growing contestation surrounding President Kabila term, Pat Stys from the University of Edinburgh spoke to citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo to get their reflections and hopes for the future.  

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Jamii Forums and the Arrest of Maxence Melo

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Tuesday 20th December, 14:30 Chambi Chachage, from Udadisi: Rethinking in Action, joined us to speak about the arrest of Maxence Melo, co-founder of Jamii Forums. Chambi is a PhD Candidate at Harvard University.

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Update from the Gambia: From the ballot box to the court room?

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12 December 2016, 13:00 Maggie Dwyer, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, joins us to talk through developments in the Gambia, the prospect of the courts and the role of the military.   

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Update from the Gambia: From the ballot box to the court room?

12 December 2016, 13:00. Maggie Dwyer, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, joins us to talk through developments in the Gambia, the prospect of the courts and the role of the military. 

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Ghana decides: Opposition victory and thoughts for the future

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10 December 2017: 12:00pm In our final interview for the elections in Ghana, Nic Cheeseman looks at the emerging result and reflects on the challenges that lie ahead for the NPP.

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Ghana decides: Rumours of rigging and opposition optimism

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Wednesday 7th December, 15:30pm. In our second interview with Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman on the elections in Ghana, we talk about the opposition’s growing confidence in their lead and the room for vote rigging within the system.  

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Ghana decides: Update on the election

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Co-editor Nic Cheeseman talks to us from Ghana, arguing that the opposition can be cautiously optimistic 7th December 23:30pm (GMT):

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Moving Beyond Movements: Everyday citizenship in South Africa

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In this post, Co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock talks about her recent work that pushes the boundaries of research on social movements in South Africa by paying greater attention to the everyday citizenship of their members. 

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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’

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Mel Bunce tells us about ‘Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the “Heart of Darkness” to “Africa Rising”‘. This new edited collection from Routledge is co-edited with Suzanne Franks and Chris Paterson. Mel is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City, University of London.

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