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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, 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 US-Africa relations.  

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum 2023


AGOA: Road to Reauthorization

Since its launch, the Wilson Center has followed AGOA’s progress through published numerous articles and held events that examine AGOA’s role in US-Africa relations and Africa’s economy. Many of these sources are provided on this webpage.

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Africa Up Close

Africa Up Close is the blog of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. Reaching an international audience, the blog draws on contributions from experts, policymakers, and practitioners to present current, relevant, and digestible analyses of developments on the continent.

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