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.
New to this year’s publication, we have included an exciting new section that gets to the heart of African issues and the future of Africa: essays that feature our cross-cutting focus on women, youth, and technology, as well as some other social issues on the continent.
Africa: Year in Review continues to be our most-read publication, with this year being the largest edition yet. As 2024 commences, we invite you to join us in our continued discussion on challenges and opportunities facing the African continent that will inform the future of Africa and the world as we look to the year ahead.
To commemorate the publication's release, the Wilson Center will host "Africa Year in Review: A Look at US-Africa Relations in 2024" on February 8, 2024 at 10:00 am ET. Please visit the event page below to RSVP and for more information.
EVENT | Africa Year in Review: A Look at US-Africa Relations in 2024
Join us for an event that 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.Learn More
Ambassador J. Peter Pham
Thomas P. Sheehy
James J. Fisher
Robert E. Gribbin
Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Hyginus Banko Okibe
Lecturer, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Department of Political Science
K. Riva Levinson
Ambassador Donald E. Booth
Fmr. US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
Nebiyu Daniel Meshesha
Senior Program Associate at Freedom House
Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu
Ramatoulie Isatou Jallow
Senior Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania
Michele Fabiola Lawson
John A Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Jamie Van Leeuwen
CEO & Founder of the Global Livingston Institute and Director of Youth & Community Engagement at the Emerson Collective
Rumbi Anne Gumbi
Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Rongo University, Kenya
Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at the UN Foundation
Daniel Maweu Lee
Junior Policy Analyst, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED).
Margaret Wamuyu Muthee
Ambassador Bisa Williams
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