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Suspect in Wesleyan Shooting Apprehended






Many of you have heard of the recent tragedy here at Wesleyan. A student was shot and killed yesterday by a man who  — reportedly — harrassed her in the past. Fortunately, the suspect turned himself in this evening. Hopefully, the campus will be able to heal and recover from the tragedy. I have only…

FT.com / Africa – Kenyan women call for sex boycott






Not sure how I missed this story last week–though I’ve been quite busy between the normal end-of-the-semester routines, a Varieties of Democracy conference, celebrating my wife’s passing the CT bar, and preparing for a new baby… Kenyan women call for sex boycott By Parselelo Kantai in Nairobi Published: May 1 2009 02:42 | Last updated:…

From The Monkey Cage: Google’s New Data Search Tool






Google’s New Data Search Tool With every passing month, access to social science data becomes easier. Check out the launch of Google’s new data search tool here. The Monkey Cage: Google’s New Data Search Tool. See Here: clipped from googleblog.blogspot.com We just launched a new search feature that makes it easy to find and compare…

New Ghana Film: Picture Perfect






I’m not usually one for romantic films, but the good reviews make this sound interesting. Hope it makes it to the theaters over here! Thanks to Abena Osseo-Asare, a Berkeley colleague, for sharing this on Facebook! clipped from www.davidajao.com Movie Review: The Perfect Picture Posted on 19. Apr, 2009 by Oluniyi David Ajao in Ghana,…

The Monkey Cage: A New Rating of Colleges: Surf’s Up!






The Monkey Cage, a favorite blog of mine, has posted an important ranking of colleges from Surfline (via Inside HigerEd) based on their appeal to surfers. I’m happy to see my undergrad institution, UC San Diego, is at the top. I never was a surfer (unless a couple tries counts), but I can attest to…

A first post






This is my first post on what is to be a new blog on African Politics and International Relations.  The point is to use this as a forum to engage scholars, students and policy-makers with similar interests. I look forward to any feedback others may have.