Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
In this blog entry, Nicholas Githuku analyzes the ethnic nature of the Kenyan elections.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This entry provides an overview of panel discussions hosted by the Institute on presidential elections in Africa.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Gregory Mann and Bruce Whitehouse discuss three ways the United States government can help set up a stable political system in Mali. This article originally appeared in African Arguments.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In this reflective entry, Keguro Macharia reflects on the portrayal of piece during the Kenyan presidential elections.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The author discusses the dynamics between the late UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in dealing with the secession movement in Katanga.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Abdullahi Boro analyzes the different factors that could destabilize Kenya in the days leading up to the presidential elections.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Wendell Marshall, a PhD candidate at Columbia University, talks about his work with students on Baraza, a forum for critical reflection on the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Gregory Mann discusses the ramifications of the ousting of Mali's interim prime minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra. This article originally appeared in the Guardian
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In this article for African Arguments, Gregory Mann explains why a military intervention was necessary in Mali.
Friday, June 22, 2012

Barnard College professor, Séverine Autesserre, discusses the situation in the Congo in a New York Times Op-Ed piece.