Africa: Year in Review 2015
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.
Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan
Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University
Ambassador Nureldin Satti
Retired UN Senior Official; Former Ambassador of Sudan to the United States, France, Portugal, Switzerland and the Vatican
Ms. Florizelle Liser
Ambassador David Shinn
Arsène Brice Bado
Associate researcher, CERAP
Vivian Lowery Derryck
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych
Ambassador Donald Gips
Major General Darryl A. Williams
Ann L. Phillips
Former Professor of International Security Studies Director, Program in Security, Stability, Transition and Reconstruction, George C. Marshall Center, Germany
Dr. Jacqueline Wilson
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our Africa Up Close blog, 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 U.S.-Africa relations. Read more