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


 

Conflict Transformation Programs

 

The Latest from the Africa Program

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Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

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March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
From Asia’s mushrooming urban centers to the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a new agenda for peace is emerging. By helping local communities build resilience to shared global challenges, we can forge bonds of trust that can help prevent conflict and pave the road to peace. Join us on Monday, March 2 to mark the launch of the Resilience for Peace Project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. more
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

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March 10, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press. more
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Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

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February 27, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Please join us for a discussion organized by the Great Lakes Policy Forum, hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, to take stock of the current pre-electoral context, and priorities over the coming months. The panel discussion will feature perspectives from the Burundian and US governments, as well as Burundian and international civil society groups. What are the priorities for the Burundian government? What gaps remain unfilled? Where do civil society groups see priorities lying in order to ensure an inclusive, peaceful and successful electoral process? more

Plunder and The Perils of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

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Feb 19, 2015
"Zimbabwe is expiring, again. More banks are failing, beer sales – a key indicator – have slumped dramatically since 2013, tourist arrivals are down, and the business confidence index is at lowest ebb since the wildly inflationary days of 2008. Most tellingly, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe in January told civil servants to be patient - he “hoped” that they would soon be paid their monthly wages on a regular basis (something which had not happened often in 2014)" writes Dr. Robert Rotberg, about the plight of Zimbabwe under Mugabe's presidency. more

Nigeria in Focus: A Preview of the 2015 Elections

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February 11, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an off-the-record panel discussion examining the up-to-the-minute issues in Nigeria’s presidential contest. more

Upcoming Events

Webcast

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Webcast

Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

March 10, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm

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