About the Africa Program

Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue on Africa policy and African issues between the scholarly and policy making communities, the Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts.  The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration.more


 

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The Latest from the Africa Program

The Sahel, Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

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May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health. more

Countering the Lord’s Resistance Army: A Civilian View from the Field

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June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On June 20, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, in collaboration with the Africa Program, convened a meeting of practitioners and experts from both the public and private sectors to engage in dialogue surrounding the recent activities undertaken by the international community to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The discussion focused on the complexity of the issue and the need for a multi-sectoral and integrated solution that draws on different approaches and collaboration from local leaders and the international community. more

Launch of “On Governance” by Robert Rotberg

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April 28, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, the latest book by Wilson Center Fellow Robert Rotberg, answers these questions. On Tuesday, April 28, we examined these questions of governance on the African continent and globally. more
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A Conversation with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete

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Apr 13, 2015
After two terms, Jakaya Kikwete will conclude his time as President of Tanzania later this year. He Visited the Wilson Center for a conversation that included reflection on his time in office, thoughts on Tanzania's progress and challenges, and that also provided a preview of his post-presidency plans. That's the focus of this edition of REWIND. more

Nigeria's Moment of Triumph

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Apr 13, 2015
"Hundreds of thousands living in violence-prone regions defied extremists and voted. The professionalism, transparency and independence demonstrated by Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission (INEC) provided credibility, in a country where it is usually lacking, and galvanized a fractured country," writes Monde Muyangwa and Raymond Gilpin. more

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