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


 

The Latest from the Africa Program

Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria

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Apr 23, 2014
A fresh perspective on the inter-relatedness of historical, social, political, and religious issues in Nigeria and how they underpin the development and implementation of policies in the northern region of Nigeria concerning gender and Islam. more

Twin Challenges to Peace and Stability in Africa and to U.S. Policy: Boko Haram in Nigeria and Civil Conflict in South Sudan

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May 02, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Join us for a discussion on the policy implications of the violent actions of Nigeria's Boko Haram and civil unrest in South Sudan. more

Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the Horn of Africa: A Conversation with the Finnish Minister of International Development

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Apr 16, 2014
On April 10, H.E. Pekka Haavisto visited the Wilson Center to engage in conversation about inclusive development in post-conflict contexts, particularly focusing upon the Horn of Africa. more

Internships available NOW with the Africa Program at The Wilson Center!

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Apr 08, 2014
The Wilson Center's Africa Program is looking for summer interns to start immediately! If you have a passion for African development, politics, and U.S./Africa relations,we encourage you to apply today. more

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Appointed to Head Wilson Center’s Africa Program

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Mar 21, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Center announced today that Dr. Monde Muyangwa will be the new director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program. more

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