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The following opinion piece written by Marius Kothor,  a Ph.D. student in history and a graduate afilliate with the Council on African Studies, appeared in the October 2...
Yale Africa Initiative’s African Leaders Forum welcomed the president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, for a panel discussion hosted by the Council on African Studies. On...
President Peter Salovey welcomed His Excellency Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal, to Yale on Sept. 25th. During the visit, Sall delivered a lecture on the “...
Kwame Dawes is a critic, editor, and poet born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica. The author of twenty books of poetry and numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, Dawes is...
Ethan Timmins-Schiffman with some residents of Gbangbadou, one of the larger towns on the road between Kankan and Kissidougou. Moustapha Camara, resident of Gbangbadou and Ethan's guide/translator there, suggested interviewing this particular family because the oldest generation could speak to how life in the town changed as a result of the road's construction in the 70s and 80s.
Thanks to the generous support of the MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Research Grant and the Council on African Studies’ Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa I have...
As I wrap up my summer internship in Lilongwe, I cannot thank the MacMillan Center enough for giving me the resources to broaden my horizons, grow as an individual and...
In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed...