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Africa Program - The Latest

Ethiopia: Can the Future Prevail?

Jul 30, 2019
In this paper, Dr. Marina Ottaway analyzes the successful economic policies of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the rapid growth that spurred following the civil war. She outlines the political history of Ethiopia’s government and examines the role that ethnic federalism plays in the political and economic dynamics of the country, as well as its implications for the future.

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Policy Workshop: Peace and Security in the Sahel

Jul 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 17:00
The Wilson Center Africa Program and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR) are co-hosting a two-day policy workshop from July 22-23, 2019 on "Peace and Security in the Sahel," in Dakar, Senegal.

2019 SVNP Annual Conference: Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

Jun 28, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 17:00
The Wilson Center Africa Program in partnership with the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) and Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) co-hosted the 2019 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) Conference from July 15 to 18, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Discusses the Importance of Strategic Leadership in Governance for African Security

Jun 27, 2019
On June 10, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa presented at “Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar,” discussing the importance of strategic leadership for sustainable security in Africa and identifying the core characteristics of strategic leadership.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Presents at the African Unity for Renaissance Conference in Pretoria

Jun 27, 2019
On May 22, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, presented at the 9th African Unity for Renaissance Conference on “Alternative Perspectives for Peace-making and Peacebuilding in Africa,” hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA).

Key Outcomes from the High-Level Meeting on Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future

Jun 21, 2019
From May 9-10, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program and the Government of Botswana co-hosted the high-level meeting on “Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future,” under the banner of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. "Key Outcomes from the High-Level Meeting on Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future"—released for the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum high-level meeting on, “Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future,”—highlights the key findings and recommendations from the two-day high-level meeting.

Unpacking the Conflict in Libya

Jun 19, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
10:30 to 12:00
The Wilson Center’s Africa Program and Middle East Program invite you to a briefing with Anas El Gomati, Director of Libya’s first think tank, the Sadeq Insitute, on Tuesday, June 25 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm in the 6th Floor Boardroom at the Wilson Center.

25 Years of Democracy in South Africa

Jun 11, 2019
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Zintle Koza, a visiting fellow with the Wilson Center’s Africa program. She describes South Africa’s current political and economic landscape twenty-five years after democracy was established.

This Ain’t Your Grand-Daddy’s Africa: Looking Beyond the Challenges to Lock in the Opportunities

May 31, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 -
14:00 to 15:45
Africa is a continent undergoing tremendous transformation across its economic, political, and security landscapes. While challenges remain, Africa’s political and socio-economic trajectories reveal many opportunities as well. Per the IMF, nearly half of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa creating conditions and opportunities for regional integration, domestic economic diversification and growth, and foreign investment. This event unpacked and explored the nature and drivers of Africa’s ongoing transformation, identified some of the key challenges and opportunities related to this transformation, and highlighted strategic points for positive engagement for African leaders, the U.S., and other international partners.

African Women’s Mobilization in Times of Unrest

May 28, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -
10:30 to 15:00
On June 5, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program partnered with the Women and Peacebuilding in Africa Consortium for a symposium on “African Women’s Mobilization in Times of Unrest.” The symposium consisted of two panel discussions on Women’s Mobilization in the Current Uprisings in Sudan and Algeria and Women Activists’ Informal Peacebuilding Strategies.

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