West Africa News
Sep 16, 2014
Maiduguri, a key state capital in northeast Nigeria of two million people is now vulnerable -- just as Mosul in Iraq was to a swift takeover by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Aug 22, 2014
From August 4-6, 2014, the first ever US-Africa Summit took place in Washington, DC. The Africa Program and its colleagues provided daily coverage of the event and a variety of perspectives on what this means for US-Africa relations going forward.
Mar 21, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Center announced today that Dr. Monde Muyangwa will be the new director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program.
Jan 17, 2013
For decades, much of the news about Africa was dire. From disease and famine to horrific violence, the continent has endured its share of problems. But while challenges remain, positive trends are developing across the continent. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson spoke about trends and developments and about U.S. involvement with the nations of Africa.
Dec 04, 2012
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!
Beyond AGOA: An Update Case for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Between Africa and the United States
Nov 20, 2012
In this paper, McDonald, Lande & Matanda argue that, premised on conditions here in the U.S., in Africa and elsewhere, the ‘perfect storm’could be brewing for an effective renewal or enhancement of AGOA before the program expires in 2015. With ingredients such as the Obama Administration’s ‘whole-of-government’ approach, Africa’s rapid ascent as a trade and investment destination and the risk of an inappropriate response to China and other third countries’ Africa engagement, the paper’s recommendations pivot towards ensuring that the U.S. and Africa form a more equitable commercial partnership.
Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.
Jul 05, 2011
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law
The Leadership Project Completes Its Final Workshop on Building Collaborative Capacity Amongst Liberian Leaders
Feb 09, 2011
From January 20-22, 2011, The Wilson Center held its final workshop at Thinkers Village in Paynesville, Liberia.The focus of this workshop was to review the tools and skill-sets provided to the participants... and explore ways in which that network can continue to reinforce itself and expand its impact.
Aug 04, 2009
With the support of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund and United Nations Development Programme, the Leadership Project has recently re-launched its leadership training program in Liberia.