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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 conference on Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa and their role in promoting development in Gaborone, Botswana.

SAVE THE DATE: Memorial Service for Steve McDonald, former Director of the Wilson Center Africa Program

Feb 01, 2019
The Wilson Center will host a memorial to honor and celebrate the life of Steve McDonald, a friend and long-time director of the Africa Program on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. We hope that you will be able to join Steve’s family, friends, and colleagues as we gather to pay special tribute to Steve’s life, legacy, and many accomplishments.

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.

Book Launch: "The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics"

Jan 16, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
14:00 to 15:00
Join the Wilson Center on Wednesday, February 6 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the 6th floor board room for the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics. To discuss this book, Dr. LeVan and Dr. Ukata will be joined by Ambassador John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Africa: Year in Review 2018

Jan 15, 2019
"Africa: Year in Review 2018" is a collection of essays on the top developments and stories in 2018 that unfolded in Africa, and their implications for U.S.-Africa relations, as well as Africa’s role in the global arena.

Books at Wilson: "Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship"

Jan 08, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 -
13:00 to 14:00
The Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted the launch of "Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship." To discuss this book, author and former Wilson Center Fellow Amal Hassan Fadlalla was joined by Marisa O. Ensor of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Georgetown University.

What Money Means for Terrorism in Africa

Dec 14, 2018
In this co-authored policy brief, Dr. Benjamin P. Nickels and Mr. Samuel E. Cleaves examine the ‘meaning of money’ and the role it plays in terrorism in Africa. They provide policy recommendations on how countering financial terrorism (CFT) specialists can more effectively target terrorist groups by following the ‘meaning of money’ through incorporating CFT into comprehensive counterterrorism approaches, in addition to the creating CFT plans that communicate concern for local economies and communities.