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On the Horizon | What to Expect in 2020 Wilson Center Experts Weigh In

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Ambassador Alex Rondos on Challenges in the Horn of Africa

Baroness Catherine Ashton and Ambassador Alex Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, discuss the challenges facing Europe in the Horn of Africa. 

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The Right Honourable Catherine Ashton

Conflict, Governance, and Agriculture in the Central African Republic

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Paterne Mombe. Mombe discusses the impact the five-year conflict in the Central African Republic has had on subsistence farmer’s food production, exacerbating rampant poverty among rural populations. He also describes how revitalizing the agricultural sector is a possible key to sustaining peace building efforts in the Central African Republic as well as throughout Africa.


China in Africa Case Study: Zambia

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Emmanuel Matambo. Matambo discusses his project which focuses on China's relations and investment in Zambia and how this has shaped politics and recent elections in that nation. The project also compares China’s influence in Zambia with other African nations as China has increased its economic investment and political influence on the continent.


U.S.-Africa Economic Relations at the State Level

On November 6th, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program held the fifth annual Signature Event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum, “U.S.-Africa Economic Relations at the State Level.” Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director, Wilson Center Africa Program and Mr. Keith A. Lee, President, Brown Capital Management gave opening and welcoming remarks at a pre-event brunch discussion for speakers, state representatives, U.S. federal and Congressional officials, African officials and civil society and private sector stakeholders.  Dr.

The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

CODE BLUE: The Importance of Integrating Care for Maternal Health and Non-Communicable Disease


Africa in Transition: The Role of Women in Peace and Security

A country can achieve sustainable peace and security only if women are included, said Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program at a recent Wilson Center event