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

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Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

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February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm4:15pm
On Wednesday, February 4, the Wilson Center will host a conference to discuss the effects of the falling price of oil around the world. Panelists from the regions themselves will discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed oil prices for regions including Russia, Colombia and Latin America, Canada and North America, Iran and the Gulf States, and Nigeria and other African countries. more
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The Strategic Importance of AGOA's Renewal: A Discussion with African Trade Ministers

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January 22, 2015 // 4:30pm5:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center, in partnership with African Union Mission, hosts the African Union ministerial delegation in a discussion on the strategic importance of AGOA, its timely re-authorization, and its role in the economic transformation and deepening the regional integration of the continent. more
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Launch of “Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent”

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January 21, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
This book launch event discussion on the new volume "Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent” will examine critical lessons of peacemaking, socio-economic justice, women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament from the 13 prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. more

Southern Voices African Research Scholarship Program

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Jan 14, 2015
The overall objective of the Southern Voices Network is to increase the visibility of African perspectives into US policymaking towards Africa. As a critical component of the project, the Scholarship Program creates the opportunity for select individuals from Southern Voices Network member organizations to complete a policy-oriented research project and engage with US policymakers and practitioners, increasing the visibility and influence of their work. more
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Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

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December 17, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
In the last decade, Nigeria has seen only modest improvements in maternal health. Despite innovative efforts such as the Midwives Service Scheme, SURE-P, and Saving One Million Lives, maternal mortality rates stand at 565 per 100,000 live births and modern contraceptive prevalence among married women is still low (10 percent). more

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