Africa Blog Roundup: Uganda’s Protests, Nigeria’s Elections, South Sudan’s Constitution, Academic Blogging, and More

Michael Wilkerson compares Uganda’s “Walk to Work” protests with the demonstrations in North Africa, and Aaron Bady rounds up coverage of events in Uganda.

Dana Hughes writes that “Kenyans have caught [British] royal wedding fever as much as the rest of the world – if not more.”

Maggie Fick looks back at Nigeria’s recently concluded elections, and John Campbell offers some thoughts on the role technology has played in the process. More here. Meanwhile, Africa Unchained flags provocative remarks on leadership from Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, head of Nigeria’s Central Bank.

Roving Bandit and Internally Displaced comment on South Sudan’s interim constitution.

Chris Blattman writes on junior faculty and academic blogging. Kim Yi Dionne offers her thoughts. Speaking as a student blogger, I would say blogging has brought me more opportunities already than any other publishing format. Having a bad blog could hurt a young aspiring academic, but it seems to me that having a decent blog can only help. I would not be surprised if blogging becomes encouraged, if not expected, over the next decade in academia.

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