Lent Term 2013

All events listed below are free and open to all with no ticket required unless otherwise stated. Entry is on a first come first served basis.

Our Beloved Sudan: film screening and Q&A

 LSE Department of Media and Communications

 Date: Wednesday 19 March 2014
Time: 6-8.15pm
Venue: CLM 6.02, Clement House
Speaker: Taghreed Elsanhouri
Chair: Dr Wendy Willems

Our Beloved Sudan tells the story of the Sudanese nation counting down to a self-determination referendum on whether the country remains united or breaks apart. The film takes the historical trajectory of the nation from birth in 1956 to its partition in 2011, interlacing a public and a private story. It invites key political figures to reflexively engage with Sudan’s history while observing an ordinary, mixed-race family caught across the divides of a big historical moment as they try to make sense of the partition and live through it.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film director.

Taghreed Elsanhouri is an independent filmmaker and a consultant and writer for the development sector. She is currently finalising a practice-based PhD which adopts ethnographic film as a mode of visual inquiry. ‘Our Beloved Sudan’ is Elsanhouri’s third independent documentary feature. The film world-premiered at the Dubai Film Festival in December 2011, won the Silver Jury Award at the First Luxor African Film Festival in 2012, and featured at the ‘Lines of Control’ exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum in Ithaca, New York.

Elsanhouri’s directorial debut, ‘All About Darfur’, won the Award of Commendation from the American Anthropological Association in 2006, the Chairperson’s Prize at the 2005 Zanzibar International Film Festival, and was selected at numerous film festivals, including the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. Her television projects include ‘Orphans of Mygoma’, a short documentary commissioned by Al Jazeera International as part of their ‘Witness’ documentary strand. ‘Mother Unknown’, an independent feature following the stories of unmarried mothers, won the UNICEF Child Rights Award in 2009.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email| or call 020 7852 3738.

LSE Africa Talks Public Lecture

‘Resource Curse and Resource Blessing. Niger Delta Minorities and the State in Nigeria’

Date: 19 March
Time: 6.00 pm – 7.45pm
Place: Graham Wallas Room, Floor 5, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Eghosa Osaghae, Igbinedion University, Nigeria

Conventional wisdom on resource curse regards it as a state-level problem. Does the thesis still hold when the problem is approached from the perspective of sub national units where the resources are located and the people have taken action to limit if not remedy the curse and its effects? The Niger Delta case in Nigeria provides an interesting case for ‘testing’ this hypothesis.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited

For further queries, please contact Professor Katrin Flikschuh (

Eghosa Osaghae

Dr. Eghosa E. Osaghae, is currently holder of the Emeka Anyaoku Visting Chair at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He is Professor of Comparative Politics and Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria. Before taking up appointment at Okada, he was Leader of the Ford Foundation-funded Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies as well as Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ibadan. Osaghae has published extensively on ethnicity, federalism, governance and state politics in books and journals. Amongst his books are Federal Character and Federalism in Nigeria (1989), Between State and Civil Society in Africa (1994), Crippled Giant: Nigeria Since Independence (1998), Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences (2005). His current research focuses on issues of state fragility in Africa.


Fire in the Blood

LSE Law and Africa Talks public film screening

Date: Thursday 20 March 2014
Time: 6-8.15pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Dr Yusuf Hamied, Dr Ken Shadlen
Chair: Dr Siva Thambisetty

This event will begin with a screening of the film Fire in the Blood and be followed by a Q & A session with the panel.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfireblood

For further information please visit Fire in the Blood: public film screening.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email or call 020 7955 7687.

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Africa Summit

Date: Thursday 3 April – Saturday 5 April 2014
Venue: LSE campus

The summit aims to provide an international forum to address the salient issues facing the African continent, using an entrepreneurship lens within a community of leaders, businessmen, academic and civil leaders. The topics of the days will be agribusiness, law, manufacturing, technology, women, finance and innovation.

More information about the summit can be found at the Africa Summit website.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEAS

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is essential. To register please go to the Africa Summit website. You can email with any queries.


3 Responses to Events

  1. Elise Nalbandian LLB (LSE, 2005) LLM (SOAS, 2006) says:

    It is wonderful to see that LSE is now engaging with Africa and I was happy to see there is an Africa at LSE set of events, activities and website. When I was a student there was no website for African events and as an African student this was why SOAS turned out to be a more Attractive post graduate institution to do my Masters.

    I would like to offer my assistance to the LSE in any way possible as an alumnus who now lives and works in Ethiopia…please let me know how we can engage in the process to make the initiative a success.

  2. MCheto says:

    Just to echo what Elise said above, it is really nice to see LSE engaging in African issues. You will be pleased to know that there are lots of LSE alumni (myself included) who are engaged either in business, policy, politics, etc in Africa and we would all like to offer our support in any way we can. Might I suggest that you create a mailing list where people can sign up to receive information on forthcoming seminars?

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