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Patrick Whang

Henry FaganPatrick Whang is a PhD student in the Historical Studies department at the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on the post-colonial political history of Lesotho. His thematic interests include the intersection of African nationalism, economics, democracy, and regionalism in influencing political conflict and society. He also holds an MA in Economic History from the University of Cape Town. His research focus then was on the collapse of the East African Railways as a regional institution within the previous East African Community. 

Patrick was born and raised in the United States but has also lived and worked in Uganda and Rwanda.

Whang, P.Y. “Regional derailment: the saga of the East African Railways.” Journal of Eastern African Studies 12, no.4 (2018): 716-734. DOI: