You wanted South Sudanese voices? We have South Sudanese voi - we have A South Sudanese voice on hand to share her fascinating insights on South Sudan's peace process, China/South Sudan relations, and the future of the young country. Hosts Winslow Robertson and Dr. Nkemjika Kalu had a live discussion with Ms. Natalina Malwal, a representative of the South Sudanese community in the U.S.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
While Dr. Daniel Large gave an excellent overview of Chinese/South Sudanese history, there was not as much of a discussion on South Sudan's relations with neighboring countries (China is not a neighbor, after all). Hosts Winslow Robertson and Dr. Nkemjika Kalu asked Ms. Lesley Anne Warner, an Africa security specialist, to talk a little more about the particulars of South Sudanese politics and how they relate to its foreign policy, to which she graciously agreed. Despite their best efforts, there were still technical difficulties in the recording, however: a slight scratching sound every time Winslow speaks. But you do not listen to this podcast for what Winslow has to say, correct?
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PS There are a few technical glitches with the recording, for which we apologize! Also, our Chinese and South Sudanese guests could not participate in this podcast :(
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- 50 Things You Didn't Know About Africa by The World Bank
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Monday, January 6, 2014
Hosts Winslow Robertson and Dr. Nkemjika Kalu start of 2014 by spending a month discussing Chinese relations with South Sudan and some of the current problems facing the world's youngest country. Joining them is Mr. Thomas Wheeler, an expert on Chinese security issues in Africa, especially related to involvement in South Sudan. His articles have been published in Global Review, The Diplomat, and more. The thoroughness with which he answers Winslow's questions is worth a listen alone.
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- Sign the petition ..... South Sudan leaders: Give Peace a Chance by Thomas Muortat
- Thomas Wheeler
SourcesChina and South Sudan by Laura Barber, Steven Kuo, Thomas Wheeler, and Dr. Xiao Yuhua
Sunday, January 5, 2014
In the last show, Cowries and Rice did not manage to have any African perspective on being Black in China versus being African in China. Hosts Winslow Robertson and Dr. Nkemjika Kalu thankfully got in touch with Mr. Kumbukilani Phiri, a Zambian who speaks fluent Mandarin after studying, working, and living in China and who is currently employed at the Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group. He generously offered his thoughts on the matter. Sadly, there were a few technical glitches so they only managed to have a WeChat conversation, which was recorded after the fact. It is still a great episode!