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    Reading List: Ten blog posts to revisit on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Africa at LSE blog

Reading List: Ten blog posts to revisit on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Africa at LSE blog

June 6 2016 marks five years since the Africa at LSE blog was launched. To commemorate the occasion, we have produced of a reading list of 10 blog posts you may like to read again. It is an eclectic mix of articles that have been very popular with our readers.

Africa’s urban transition: challenges, misconceptions and opportunities – Sean Fox, […]

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    Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Youth empowerment and promoting African intellectualism will be the subjects under discussion at the inaugural LSE PfAL Forum which takes place in Kampala, Uganda on 14 and 15 January 2016.

The PfAL Forum 2016 – which will be opened by Professor Tim Allen, Director of the new LSE Africa Centre – is a two-day event bringing together the members of the LSE […]

January 8th, 2016|LSE|2 Comments|
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    Streamlining Kenya’s Education System to Global Development

Streamlining Kenya’s Education System to Global Development

LSE’s Sarah Osembo relates her motivations for co-founding a school in Kenya’s Rift Valley. The role of education in development, especially for third world countries, cannot be overemphasized. Beyond basic numeracy and literacy, education provides a means through which people can connect and compete with the world; a chance to be at par. Kenya’s education system, known as 8-4-4, consists […]

Attend the LSE Cape Town Conference

The second LSE Cape Town Conference will take place on Tuesday 1 July 2014.  Speakers will include the LSE Director, Professor Craig Calhoun and the LSE Chair in African Development, Professor Thandika Mkandawire. The theme of the conference is Africa in the World, the World in Africa: Making regional integration and South-South relations work for growth and equality. The speakers […]

June 23rd, 2014|LSE|0 Comments|

LSE launches first Masters Programme on Africa

LSE will introduce its first degree programme focussing solely on Africa in September 2014. Applications are currently being accepted for the new MSc in African Development, which will be delivered within LSE’s Department of International Development. Students on the course will be taught by internationally-renowned academics such as Professors Thandika Mkandawire and Catherine Boone. Professor Catherine Boone, who will also […]

June 1st, 2014|Development, LSE|8 Comments|

A Tribute to My Friend, Ravi Ramrattan

LSE alumnus Ravindra Ramrattan lost his life in the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi. In this post, his friend Josh Weinstein, who blogs at Develop Economies,  celebrates his life. This weekend has been difficult. I found out yesterday that a friend was killed in the senseless, horrible attack in Nairobi. He was a great person and meant a […]

September 24th, 2013|Conflict, LSE|74 Comments|

VIDEO: Thandika Mkandawire delivers the 2013 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg memorial lectures

LSE African Chair, Thandika Mkandawire delivered the 2013 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg lectures at the University of Ghana at Legon from 17th-19th April. The theme of this year’s lectures was Beyond Recovery. The distinguished three-lecture series is held annually to celebrate the memory of three men, James Kwagyir Aggrey, Alexander G. Fraser, Gordon Guggisberg, Governor of the Gold Coast who made major contributions […]

August 21st, 2013|Development|1 Comment|

LSE Cape Town Conference 2013 – Africa Euphoria: Who’s responsible for Africa’s new boom?

Africa Euphoria: Who’s responsible for Africa’s new boom? And who can make it equitable and sustainable?

Thursday 11 July 2013, 18.00 – 20.40, followed by a reception.

An evening conference considering a range of historical, political, economic and business perspectives on Africa’s current successes, the reasons behind them, and the steps which must be taken to ensure they reach across Africa’s […]

June 19th, 2013|LSE|0 Comments|

African Research Fellows come to LSE

The African academic community at LSE recently welcomed the first two African Research Fellows to the School. They are Dr Sergio Chichava and Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins who are based within LSE IDEAS and LSE Health respectively for a period of six months. Sergio Chichava joins us from the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Economicos (IESE) in Mozambique where he […]

February 26th, 2013|LSE|0 Comments|

A reflection on the life of #Ghana President John Atta Mills

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, who was suffering from throat cancer, died in Accra on 24 July 2012. He was an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science having completed an LLM at the School in 1968. In 2009, Professor Mills paid a visit to the Law Department meeting with staff and students, where he accepted a gift […]

July 25th, 2012|LSE|3 Comments|

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