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Africa Year in Review: A Look at US-Africa Relations in 2024

Date & Time

Feb. 8, 2024
10:00am – 11:30am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


Join the Wilson Center Africa Program to commemorate the release of its Africa: Year in Review publication on February 8, 2024, from 10:00 am-11:30 am ET.

Every year, the Wilson Center Africa Program partners with policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and African experts to publish a series of short essays on the most impactful developments across the African continent, in US-Africa relations, and on Africa’s role and future in the global arena over the past year. This edition is our largest to date, with over 40 cross-cutting contributions.  

The event will examine the key successes and challenges highlighted in the publication and engage policymakers and experts on the year ahead. Our featured panelists will discuss a wide range of topics in the governance, security, development, and social spheres, including democracy and elections, trade, regional conflicts and coups, and climate change.   

We invite you to join us as we look back at the last year and discuss what is in store for US-Africa relations in 2024.

Africa Year in Review 2023 Cover

Africa: Year in Review 2023

The eighth edition of Africa: Year in Review (AYIR) includes 40+ essays that span everything from democracy and elections, trade, regional conflicts and coups, climate change, gender rights, and many other issues and developments in the governance, security, development, and social spheres on the continent.



Dr. Fonteh Akum Headshot

Fonteh Akum

Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Africa
Chidi Blyden Rowe Headshot

Chidi Blyden Rowe

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Fmr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs
Ambassador Donald Booth Headshot

Ambassador Donald E. Booth

Co-Chair, Wilson Center's Sudans Working Group;
Fmr. US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
Amb. Bisa Williams Headshot

Ambassador Bisa Williams

Fmr. Ambassador to Niger for the US Government; Chair, Board of Directors of Health & Development, International; Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs

Hosted By

Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in US-Africa relations.    Read more

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