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CAS Faculty Chair Elkins responds to Mau Mau compensation annoucement by British government

Britain has said sorry to the Mau Mau. The rest of the empire is still waiting British colonial violence was brutal, and systematic. If there is any justice, the Mau Mau’s stunning legal victory should be the first of many by Caroline Elkins Published: June 6, 2013 in The Guardian Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion are to receive compensation payments from the British government.… Read more »
Posted On: Friday, June 7th, 2013   |   No comments   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, News

Why the U.S. Military Should Care About African Opposition Parties

by Catherine Lena Kelly & Jason Warner Published: March 27, 2013 in Africa in Transition blog, Council on Foreign Relations This is a guest post by Catherine Kelly, a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University; and Jason Warner, a Ph.D.… Read more »
Posted On: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   No comments   |   Posted in Graduate, Publications, Student Tags:

Africa Needs Development Armies

by Calestous Juma Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Published: September 13, 2007 in Business Daily, (Africa) The United Nations Security Council has extended the peace-keeping mandate of the African Union in Somalia.… Read more »
Posted On: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   No comments   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School, Publications

The complexity of participation: learning from slum dweller mobilisation in Dar es Salaam

by Professor Michael Hooper Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Published: December 11,2012 in The Global Urbanist Putting the practice of resident participation in displacement planning under the microscope, Michael Hooper provides six practical lessons for implementing a participation programme that recognises the differences between residents and makes all their voices count, based on research in Dar es Salaam.… Read more »
Posted On: Thursday, March 21st, 2013   |   No comments   |   Posted in Faculty, Graduate School of Design, Publications Tags: , , ,

Johannesburg in Transit, in Harvard Crimson

A four-hour journey through one of Africa’s biggest and most complex cities by Meredith Baker Published: September 18, 2012 in The Harvard Crimson For many Harvard students, Johannesburg is a place to change planes en route to other destinations in southern Africa.… Read more »
Posted On: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, Publications, Student, Undergraduate

Harvard PhD candidate looks at democracy in Senegal

Catherine Lena Kelly is a PhD Candidate with Harvard University’s Department of Government as well as a FLAS Fellow in Wolof for the past two years.  She has just completed a year of field research in Senegal, where she witnessed the presidential and legislative elections, in addition to studying party proliferation in West Africa.… Read more »
Posted On: Thursday, July 26th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News, Publications

Africa’s journey to space begins on the ground

By Meredith Baker Published: July 10, 2012 in BBC News Nigerian engineers worked on satellites, helped by foreign expertise As the US space programme loses momentum with the retirement of the space shuttle, those of Ghana and Nigeria are just taking off.… Read more »
Posted On: Friday, July 20th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Publications, Student, Undergraduate

Senegal: What Will Turnover Bring?

by Catherine Lena Kelly Published: July 2012 in Journal of Democracy Despite Senegal’s democratic reputation after the Senegalese Democratic Party unseated the Socialists in 2000, the regime actually remained competitive authoritarian under President Abdoulaye Wade (2000—12).… Read more »
Posted On: Friday, July 20th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Graduate, Publications, Student

CAS Summer Grantee Keeping the World Informed on African Issues Via BBC

Rising Harvard senior, Meredith Baker, received a CAS summer grant to intern with BBC Africa in South Africa, as well as perform thesis research in Mozambique.  Meredith primary concentration is in Social Studies, and she envisions this work will assist her goal to be an international news commentator in for Sub-Saharan African issues.… Read more »
Posted On: Monday, July 16th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, Publications, Student, Undergraduate

Did the June 23 Movement Change Senegal?

by Catherine Lena Kelly Published: July 12, 2012 in African Futures During the Arab Spring, the key to toppling oppressive regimes was mass mobilization against leaders like Ben Ali and Mubarak, whose families controlled state resources and institutions.… Read more »
Posted On: Thursday, July 12th, 2012   |   No comments   |   Posted in Graduate, Publications, Student