About the Africa Program

Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue on Africa policy and African issues between the scholarly and policy making communities, the Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts.  The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration.more


 

The Latest from the Africa Program

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Africa's Stalled Fertility Transition: Causes, Cures, and Consequences?

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October 15, 2014 // 1:00pm3:00pm
When high birth rates decline and youthful age structures become more mature, many developing countries have a window of opportunity for accelerated development that can result in improvements in education, health, and rapid economic growth. However, while fertility rates around the world have fallen drastically over the last century, they remain high in many African countries, with very slow declines in some and completely stalled levels in others. What has caused this trend, and what will be its impact on the health, environment, economic growth, and political stability of the continent? more

Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Visits the Wilson Center

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October 10, 2014 // 9:00am10:30pm
On October 10, 2014, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, director of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center welcomed H. E. Erastus J.O. Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union to the Woodrow Wilson Center. more

Teleconference--Ebola: What's Next?

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October 07, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Ebola is now a global crisis and last week it entered the United States. How are healthcare systems and humanitarian groups responding to the crisis and is the virus really under control? Join this teleconference as three experts discuss the virus and the world’s response. more

Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention?

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Sep 18, 2014
"As the world focuses on the atrocities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a far more brutal scenario has been unfolding some 2,500 miles directly south of Damascus," writes Steve McDonald. more

Mugabe is Bailed out by Beijing. But too Little too Late for Zimbabwe?

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Sep 16, 2014
The southern African strong man was greeted by President Xi Jinping in a full state visit to China. But did Mugabe put up all his minerals and ore for a badly needed loan? more

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