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What is “Evidence Informed” Policymaking?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:54:37 +0000

When a government’s policies don’t address a population’s problems, citizens can feel disillusioned about their future, breeding conflict within a society. Can effectively communicating evidence obtained through research to policymakers play a critical role in improving policymaking and peacebuilding in Africa? Southern Voices Network Scholar Diana Warira explains in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Hate Speech and the Challenges of Post-Election Peacebuilding in Nigeria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:13:17 +0000

Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion on “Hate Speech and the Challenges of Post-Election Peacebuilding in Nigeria on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 1:00-2:30pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium. This event will explore elections-related hate speech and the challenges that it poses to peace- and nation-building, assess Nigerian efforts for preventing and addressing the problem, and offer recommendations for the way forward.




In Africa, It’s Not Just China Eating America’s Lunch

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:48:17 +0000

For years, the United States has warily eyed China’s forays into Africa. Most recently, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made headlines for criticizing China’s aggressive commercial strategy during his visit to the continent last month. But it is not only China that is outpacing the United States in capitalizing on Africa’s growing economic importance—and absent greater investor interest and U.S. Government support, American businesses will take a backseat in Africa’s increasingly important markets.




Making the Dividend Count: Bridging the Gap between Demographic Dividend Evidence and Africa’s Policy Process

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:49:46 +0000

On April 12, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an event entitled, “Making the Dividend Count: Bridging the Gap between Demographic Dividend Evidence and Africa’s Policy Process.”  Introductory remarks were given by Ms. Shahrazad Hired, Program Assistant at the Wilson Center Africa Program. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, moderated the event. This event featured Ms.




Glimmers of Light: Opportunities for Preventing Violence in South Africa

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:13:31 +0000

On April 10, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an event entitled, “Glimmers of Light: Opportunities for Preventing Violence in South Africa.”  Introductory remarks were given by Ms. Deborah Carey, Program Assistant at the Wilson Center Africa Program. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, moderated the event. This event featured Dr.




Beyond the Big Three: Africa’s Economic Relations with Brazil, India, the Gulf States, Turkey, and Japan

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:10:19 +0000

On April 4, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program held the first event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum in 2018. The topic of discussion was “Beyond the Big Three: Africa’s Economic Relations with Brazil, India, the Gulf States, Turkey, and Japan.” Dr. Robert Litwak, Vice President and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center, offered welcome remarks. Mr.




National War College Nigeria Briefing

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:09:35 +0000




Book Launch: “Go Tell the Crocodiles: Chasing Prosperity in Mozambique”

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:00:06 +0000

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Call for Submissions for Africa Year in Review 2018 Now Open!

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:48:49 +0000

Every year, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program compiles an Africa Year in Review (AYIR), a compilation of the most compelling and impactful developments and stories in Africa in 2018, and their implications for Africa, U.S.-Africa relations, and Africa’s relations with the rest of the world. (2017 AYIR can be found here).