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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Messay Asgedom Gobena who discusses his project Countering Transnational Organized Crime as a Strategy for Peacebuilding in East Africa. Gobena examines causes and government and civil society based solutions to combating increased cross-border crime throughout the region.

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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 blog Africa Up Close, 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