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.
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.
In August 2014, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, and Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, discuss why the summit is important, what issues will be addressed, and the anticipated outcomes for broader U.S.-Africa engagement.
On April 10, H.E. Pekka Haavisto visited the Wilson Center to engage in conversation about inclusive development in post-conflict contexts, particularly focusing upon the Horn of Africa.
The Woodrow Wilson Center announced today that Dr. Monde Muyangwa will be the new director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program.
While much of the world has virtually eliminated or is managing the impacts of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the Africa continent continues to struggle with the spread of these often deadly diseases. But efforts continue to turn the tide and progress is being made. For an update on this major public health challenge, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-hosted an event with Friends Africa. This episode of REWIND summarizes what was learned and what lies ahead.
"Mandela’s great legacy to South Africa, indeed the entire world, was to preach and practice reconciliation between former sworn enemies," writes David Ottaway.
'The accessibility, casual intimacy and humanity that I was privileged to experience in meeting him has in fact, made an entire nation and world feel they were members of his family and can call him Madiba,' writes Steve McDonald on the sad occasion of Nelson Mandela's death.
On November 27, This is Africa and the Financial Times, in partnership with the Brazil Institute and Africa Program will host a forum on the growing partnership.
In this Context interview, President Blaise Compaoré spoke about his role in conflict mediation in Mali and also about his thoughts on economic development in Burkina Faso.