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


 

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The Latest from the Africa Program

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A Conversation with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete

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Apr 13, 2015
After two terms, Jakaya Kikwete will conclude his time as President of Tanzania later this year. He Visited the Wilson Center for a conversation that included reflection on his time in office, thoughts on Tanzania's progress and challenges, and that also provided a preview of his post-presidency plans. That's the focus of this edition of REWIND. more

Nigeria's Moment of Triumph

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Apr 13, 2015
"Hundreds of thousands living in violence-prone regions defied extremists and voted. The professionalism, transparency and independence demonstrated by Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission (INEC) provided credibility, in a country where it is usually lacking, and galvanized a fractured country," writes Monde Muyangwa and Raymond Gilpin. more
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Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

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April 16, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development featuring the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka. Join us as Dr. Kaberuka shares his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent. more
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The African Union & the United States: Forging Trade and Investment Partnerships for Agenda 2063

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April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson. more
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Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections

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April 07, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program on Tuesday, April 7 from 2:00-3:30pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium for a panel discussion of the Nigerian election, featuring remarks from on-the-ground electoral observers, as well as analysis of the implications of the electoral result domestically, regionally, and internationally. more

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