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LSE Africa Summit Interviews

The LSE Africa Summit is an annual 2-day conference that engages policymakers, business leaders, researchers and more in debates and discussions relevant to the African continent. The event will take place on the 22nd and 23rd April, 2016.

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In Conversation with Topyster Muga

LSE Africa Summit Correspondent Justin Villamil sits down with Topyster Muga to discuss telecommunications and digital innovation in Africa.Topyster is the Head of Airtel Money. She has over 8 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. She served as a Principal Product Development Manager of M-pesa, the mobile payment system. She holds an MBA from INSEAD business school, where she was awarded the Nelson Mandela scholarship.


23 Jun 2016

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Jennifer Makumbi Interview

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu and Let's Tell this Story Properly sits down with Justin Villamil and Yossie Olaleye to discuss her work and her take on the state of African literature.


29 Apr 2016

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In Conversation with Jude Howell

Professor Jude Howell, a professor in International Development at the LSE and a specialist in China, joins us to speak about China-Africa relations. In this interview, Yossie Olaleye and Justin Villamil sit down with Professor Howell to discuss trade, security, and relations in a China-Africa context.


15 Apr 2016

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In conversation with Catherine Boone

LSE Africa Summit Correspondent Justin Villamil sits down with Professor Catherine Boone to discuss land reform and land rights in Africa. Professor Catherine Boone is a professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy at the London School of Economics, and is the author of Property and Political Order in Africa.


28 Mar 2016

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Pius Adesanmi Interview

Professor Pius Adesanmi, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton joins us in the inaugural episode of the LSE Africa Summit Podcast.In this interview, Justin Villamil and Yossie Olaleye sit down with Professor Adesanmi to discuss Pan Africanism, identity, and contemporary Nigerian politics.


11 Feb 2016

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