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

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

Land-Grabbing and Villagization in Ethiopia's Lowlands and Beyond

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March 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the issues of land grabbing and villgization in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. more

Africa's Governance Challenge: Why Clientelism Remains the Greatest Impediment

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March 25, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the challenge and impediment of clientelism in African politics and peacebuilding. more

Peacebuilding from Below: The Role of Decentralized South-South Cooperation in Africa

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Mar 17, 2014
"The problem of violent conflict and the instability it creates remains a major global preoccupation, owing to the recognition that development can hardly take root in such settings and that conflict-affected states could be breeding grounds for all kinds of international insecurity." more

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