How do you stop ethnic interests influencing politics?

With guests
Bakary Sambe, Evan Lieberman, Mutemi Wa Kiama

Episode notes

Is the idea of ethnic groups at odds with the idea of a modern state?


The ‘family’ and ‘tribe’ are a traditional way of organising African societies. But they can also be a source of conflict. Unscrupulous leaders can stoke tensions or focus resources on certain groups.

In this week’s episode, Claude asks three guests from south, east and west Africa about how we can stop ethnic interests from influencing politics in Africa. Is th...

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