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One year ago, President Obama convened the “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” which featured discussions among senior officials from U.S. and African governments along with the executives from top companies. The inaugural event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum series, a new initiative of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, looked at progress made one year later. That discussion provides the focus for this edition of REWIND.

Monde Muyangwa, Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center
Jay Ireland, CEO, GE-Africa, and member, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
Solomon Asamoah, VP for Infrastructure, Private Sector, and Regional Integration, African Development Bank
Witney Schneidman, Senior International Advisor for Africa, Covington and Burling LLP
Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Secretary General, East African Community
Donald Gips, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group, and former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa


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Monde Muyangwa

Africa Program Director
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The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more