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When a government’s policies don’t address a population’s problems, citizens can feel disillusioned about their future, breeding conflict within a society. Can effectively communicating evidence obtained through research to policymakers play a critical role in improving policymaking and peacebuilding in Africa? Southern Voices Network Scholar Diana Warira explains in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Africa Program

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