Category Archives: Sound Ideas

Noor Nieftagodien on #FeesMustFall

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Prof Noor Nieftagodien provides fantastic historical context to the #FeesMustFall protests in South Africa. This talk was part of a digital panel on activism and academia for the Decolonizing the Academy Conference at the University of Edinburgh. Noor is Associate Professor at the History Research Group at the University of Witwatersrand.   

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Camalita Naicker on Activism and the Academy

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Camalita Naicker speaks to us about student activism at the University-Currently-Known-As Rhodes University as part of the Centre of African Studies’ conference on Decolonizing the Academy, at the University of Edinburgh. Camalita is a PhD candidate at UHURU.  

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Simukai Chigudu on #RhodesMustFall

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As part of the Centre of African Studies’ conference Decolonizing the Academy at the University of Edinburgh, Simukai Chigudu shared with us his thoughts on the Rhodes Must Fall movement at the University of Oxford. Simukai is a PhD candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

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Uganda 2016: Elections and Authoritarianism

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Our Co-Editor, Nic Cheeseman, discusses the recent Ugandan elections and explores how governments ensure victory in electoral authoritarian states. This interview was first aired on the BBC World Service.

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Partnering for Change

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The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from practitioners in international development and humanitarianism. In this post, Stephen Carter uses his experience in Afghanistan to draw broader lessons on partnering for change across the globe.  

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Rethinking the role of religion?

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The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from practitioners in international development and humanitarianism. In this post, we hear from Duncan Green, telling us about his thoughts on the role of religion in development.

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Women, Empowerment and Employment

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The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from practitioners in international development and humanitarianism. In this post, we hear about Oxfam’s programme tackling Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care. Thalia Kidder, Senior Advisor on Women’s Economic Rights and  Jane Remme, Programme Co-ordinator for Women’s Economic […]

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Debating Democracy in Africa

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Click here to listen to Dr Phil Clark and Prof Stephen Chan from SOAS, as well as Prof Catherine Boone from LSE discuss Dr Nic Cheeseman’s new book, ‘Democracy in Africa‘. For more reflection on the discussion, read Dominic Burbidge’s recent post.

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Presidential Term Limits

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Professor Nic Cheeseman has appeared on the BBC radio programme Newshour Extra, discussing the pros and cons of presidential term-limits, and whether power corrupts.

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Colin Bundy on the state of the nation in South Africa

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In this podcast, eminant South Africa historian Colin Bundy talks to one of our editors, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, on the politics in South Africa. After taking stock on the state of the nation-  now in its 18th year after the transition from apartheid – Colin speaks about the key players on the road to Mangaung, where […]

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