Africa

Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa Facilitates the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja, Nigeria

On April 16-19 2018, Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa facilitated the 2018 African Land Forces Summit (ALFS), the theme being “Unity is Strength: Combatting Africa’s Security Challenges.” ALFS was co-hosted by U.S Army Africa and the Nigerian Army, and  convened African land force chiefs, U.S. Army Africa personnel, and security experts for candid dialogue regarding best practices in combatting regional security threats through cooperation and capacity building.

Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa Participates in the 7th Annual Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

On April 21-22 2018, Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa attended the 7th annual Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa centered around the topic: “Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union.” The forum assembled key African heads of state, thought leaders, and practitioners in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, for the timely discussion.

Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa Presents to the Wilson Center Global Advisory Council

News about Africa is often dominated by negativity, especially in terms of conflict, corruption, famine, terrorism, and poor governance. This undue focus on Africa’s challenges often obscures the positive transformation taking place on the continent. On March 29th,  2018, Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa presented on “Emerging Africa: An Overview of Key Trend Lines,” to the Wilson Center’s Global Advisory Council. The presentation offered an analysis on some of the positive trends and trajectories in Africa’s governance, economic, and security realms.

From “America First” to “Brexit”: The Changing Global Trade Architecture and Implications for Africa

Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion on “From ‘America First’ to ‘Brexit’: The Changing Global Trade Architecture and Implications for Africa” on Thursday, May 31 from 2:00 to 3:30pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium. 

Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a panel discussion about the April 2018 Regional Economic Outlook/Report for Sub-Saharan Africa: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 2:00-3:30pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium.

'Hate Speech' in Nigeria’s Elections

What impact does “hate speech” have on peacebuilding activities during and after elections in Nigeria and other African nations? How is this type of rhetoric dealt with in the US and elsewhere and what are the lessons to be learned from those experiences?  Southern Voices Network Scholar Olusola Isola explores these questions and more in the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW.

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Reducing Violence in South Africa

Despite having achieved massive reductions in homicide levels since 1994, South Africa is one of the ten most violent countries in the world. Has the South African government’s emphasis on policing and the criminal justice system to address crime and violence been the right policy choice? Southern Voices Network Scholar Chandré Gould argues that to see the long-term trend towards lower violence levels sustained, a radical shift has to occur in how the state spends resources to combat crime. She explains in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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