2015 was an eventful year for Africa. The continent faced persistent and newly-emerging challenges, like the continuing crisis in South Sudan and stalled progress on land reform in South Africa, but also experienced breakthroughs and steady progress, like the Nigerian elections, the reauthorization of AGOA, and Tunisia’s democratic consolidation. As we look ahead to 2016, it’s clear the future holds both promise and risk for the continent.

The Wilson Center Africa Program asked African and international experts, policymakers, and practitioners to share their perspectives on the most important developments across the continent in 2015, and what they meant for the future of U.S.-Africa relations. They responded with brief and insightful essays on topics across the realms of governance, security, trade, and international partnerships.

Please see below for a link to the Wilson Center Africa Program’s first annual year in review publication, Africa Year in Review 2015.