The podcast series “African Voices, African Arguments” features African scholars, writers, policy makers and activists on issues of peace, justice and democracy, and is produced by World Peace Foundation and presented in partnership with African Arguments and The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University.
February 4, 2021
Is Democracy Retreating in West Africa?
Guest host, Nick Westcott, Director of the Royal African Society, discusses with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN SRSG for West Africa and the Sahel, the current state of democracy, security and Covid-19 in West Africa and the Sahel, with particular reference to forthcoming elections, popular protests, continued jihadist threats, and external engagement across the region.
December 23, 2020
In Episode 10, host Alex de Waal speaks with Dr. Lawrence Sao Babawo on the challenges faced by Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis and the lessons learned being applied to COVID-19 responses today.
November 25, 2020
Permanent Minorities and the Politics of Survivors: A conversation with Mahmood Mamdani
In Episode 9 of the podcast series, Alex de Waal speaks with Mahmood Mamdani, Ugandan academic, author, and political commentator.
October 7, 2020
Digital Activism and Transformation
World Peace Foundation Executive Director Alex de Waal speaks with Nanjala Nyabola, writer and political analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. .
September 23, 2020
Ethiopia: Transition to what?
In this podcast, Alex de Waal speaks with Mulugeta Gebrehiwot, Ethiopian revolutionary, scholar and expert on peace and security in the Horn of Africa. Transcripts of an additional interview can be found on our blog, Reinventing Peace.
September 9, 2020
Campaigning against corruption: a discussion with Hennie Van Vuuren
Alex de Waal discusses corruption and accountability in the South African context, with Hennie van Vuuren, Director of Open Secrets.
August 25, 2020
Emancipating the Humanitarian System in Africa: A Conversation with Degan Ali
World Peace Foundation Executive Director, Alex de Waal speaks with Degan Ali, Executive director of African Development Solutions (ADESO) .
August 4, 2020
Race and Liberation in South Sudan and the U.S: A Discussion with Jok Madut Jok
World Peace Foundation Executive Director, Alex de Waal speaks with South Sudanese scholar and activist, Jok Madut Jok on race and liberation in South Sudan.
July 13, 2020
Liberating the Academy: A discussion with Alcinda Honwana
Alex de Waal speaks with Professor Alcinda Honwana, Centennial Professor and the Strategic Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
June 29, 2020
Pan African Solidarities: Insights from Africa and America, a Discussion with Abdul Mohammed
In the first episode of the podcast series, World Peace Foundation Executive Director, Alex de Waal interviews Abdul Mohammed, one of Africa’s leading public intellectuals.
Photo: Afewerk Tekle Glass, Africa Hall, Alan Johnston, June 6, 2010 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)