Africa Program - The Latest

Sudans Working Group: Facing a Watershed Year in the Sudans—Khartoum Grapples with Unrest; Juba Braces for Transitional Government

Mar 21, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019 -
10:00 to 12:00
The Wilson Center Africa Program’s Sudans Working Group met on Friday, March 15, 2019, for a private roundtable discussion led by co-chairs Ambassador Nureldin Satti and Ambassador Alan Goulty. Mr. Mike Morrow, a Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Wilson Center, offered welcome remarks.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Provides an Assessment of Africa's Security and Economic Priorities at St. Edward's University

Mar 19, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Dr. Muyangwa, Africa Program Director, held a presentation at St. Edward's University on “Security and Economic Priorities for Africa: Assessments and Recommendations for Developing United States-Africa Policy.”

Africa Program Hosts a Model United Nations Delegation from Chemnitz University, Germany

Mar 19, 2019
On Monday, March 18, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a group of 15 students from Chemnitz University in Chemnitz, Germany. The students were participating in a Model United Nations competition in New York where they represented the Republic of Senegal and requested a meeting to hear about the Wilson Center and the Africa Program's work.

Navigating China and the U.S.: A Conversation with Prime Minister José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva of Cabo Verde

Mar 11, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00
The Wilson Center and the CSIS Africa Program invite you to join us for a conversation with Prime Minister José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva on Monday, March 25, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Judd Devermont (CSIS Africa Program) will join the prime minister to discuss Cabo Verde’s bilateral relations, particularly with China, and how the U.S. can support the country’s interests.

Memorial Service for Steve McDonald, former Director of the Wilson Center Africa Program

Feb 25, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
10:00 to 11:00
On March 13, 2019, more than 130 family, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Wilson Center, in Washington, D.C., and at the Liliesleaf Foundation in South Africa for a memorial service to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Steve McDonald, the former Director of the Wilson Center Africa Program.

Africa Program Director Meets with the African Development Bank’s African Development Institute

Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Monde Muyangwa met with a delegation from the African Development Bank’s African Development Institute.

What to Watch in 2019: Wilson Center Experts Weigh In

Feb 06, 2019
In nearly every region and on the world’s most pressing challenges, Wilson Center experts weigh in on what to watch in the year ahead.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future (Gaborone, Botswana)

Feb 01, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, May 10, 2019 - 17:30
The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum, in partnership with the Government of Botswana, will host a two-day, high-level meeting in Gaborone, Botswana on Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa and their role in securing Africa's future through sustainable development.

Books at Wilson: "Fighting for Peace in Somalia"

Jan 30, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
10:30 to 11:30
Join the Wilson Center on Wednesday, February 13 from 10:30-11:30 am in the 6th Floor Board Room for the launch of Fighting for Peace in Somalia. Ms. Alice Hunt Friend, Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will join Dr. Williams to discuss this book.

Nigeria Policy Initiative

Jan 28, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
13:00 to 14:30
The Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an initial planning meeting of the proposed Nigeria Policy Initiative (NPI) on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Dr. Adesoji Adelaja, Global Fellow with the Wilson Center Africa Program and the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, and Dr. Olufemi Vaughn, Alfred Sargent Lee & Mary Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College and former Wilson Center Fellow and Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center Africa Program led the meeting. Ms. Hannah Akuiyibo welcomed the attendees—an array of experts from think tanks, USG-funded institutions, and the private sector.