Africa News

Rippling Around the Globe: The Effect of the Paris Attacks on U.S.-Africa Relations

Nov 19, 2015
U.S. and international focus on the Paris attacks should lead to greater focus on the potential appeal of ISIS to African countries, where local terror groups may seek to affiliate themselves with ISIS and capitalize on the region’s governance and infrastructure problems to launch new terrorist actions.

Are Ghanaians Fed-Up With Democracy?

Nov 05, 2015
Are Ghanaians fed-up with democracy? According to a recent survey the answer is yes, with findings indicating declining support for the government and lack of trust in institutions.

Foreign Electoral Assistance as a Strategy for Peace Building in Post-Conflict Societies

Nov 03, 2015
Once a peace treaty is signed and elections are scheduled, stability and peace is not guaranteed.

A Little Bit of Sugar Helps the Pill Go Down: Resilience, Peace, and Family Planning

Nov 03, 2015
A recent article by Malcolm Potts, Aafreen Mahmood, and Alisha Graves of the University of California Berkeley’s OASIS Initiative notes that family planning has an important role to play in building peace by increasing women’s empowerment and their agency. “The pill is mightier than the sword,” as they put it.

Burundi: How Should the International Community Respond?

Sep 28, 2015
Testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

The US-Africa Leaders Summit: One Year Later

Sep 25, 2015
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.

Working Groups

Aug 28, 2015

Is STEM Education the Key to Africa’s Future?

Aug 27, 2015
Is STEM education the key to a bright future for Africa? Southern Voices African Research Scholar and African Technology Policy Study Network Research Officer, Ayodotun Bobadoye, provides insights on the possibilities and the challenges facing a host of African nations. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Sudan’s Peace Talks Continue

Aug 27, 2015
Peace talks are underway in South Sudan between rival factions who are under growing pressure from the international community to reach some sort of power sharing agreement or face the threat of new sanctions. Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan, a research scholar with the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, joins WBEZ to discuss.