in this issue:
Foreword: The Africa I Know
– Ambassador Mark A. Green
Drawing on his family ties to South Africa and his professional interactions with the continent including as US Ambassador to Tanzania, USAID administrator, and other global leadership roles, Green reflects on the Africa he knows.
Introduction: Africa Matters, Period
– Oge Onubogu
The Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program on this critical moment.
Bolstering Africa's Trading Power
– H.E. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Oge Onubogu
In this timely interview we hear directly from the head of the World Trade Organization about Africa’s growing trade across the continent, and around the world.
Investing in Accessible Infrastructure in Africa
– Enoh T. Ebong
American technology and African ingenuity combine to create creative pathways for economic growth.
Interactive: Africa Matters
– Cheri Ayers and Juliet Lancey
Test your knowledge about the continent with our interactive quiz.
Africa Is Ready For Its Next Narrative
– Akunna Cook
Smart policies and investments can help reimagine a more prosperous and inclusive creative network in Africa—and beyond.
Africa Should Not be Underestimated
– Dr. Mo Ibrahim, PhD and Oge Onubogu
With global governing and financial institutions established more than two decades ago, it’s time for the global system to modernize—and for Africa’s voice to be heard.
Creating Change Across Africa
– Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, PhD
Unleashing the power of citizen-led, values-based governance.
Building the Foundations of Democracy in Sudan
– Hatoon Elfaki
One member of the Sudanese Resistance Committees tells her story of defiance, risk, and triumph.
Talking Tech With Google
– Ambassador Mark A. Green and Pren-Tsilya Boa-Guehe
We hear from Google's head of Pan-African institutions, government affairs, and public policy about Africa’s burgeoning technology landscape, and why she is so optimistic about the continent’s future.
The World is Dancing to Africa's Tune
– Chiamaka Okike
Opportunities abound with the global growth of Afrobeats.
Hostile Governance Trends in Africa Once Again
– E. Gyimah-Boadi
While recent coups are cause for concern, autocratic governance is not inevitable—nor is it irreversible.
Supporting Somalia's Revival
– Ambassador Larry E. André Jr. (Ret.)
Given their shared interests, US military, development, humanitarian, and diplomatic support of Somalia serves both country's goals—and helps to stabilize the Horn of Africa.
Africa's Climate Crisis
– Clément Gibon
Unveiling challenges, seizing opportunities, and embracing technology to provide climate leadership for the continent—and the world.
Africa’s New Narrative, Told Through Its Ancient Grains and Spices
– V. Sheree Williams
African entrepreneurship is driving creativity and innovation, in and out of the kitchen.
Finding My Power Among the Diaspora
– Dr. Sherri L. McFarland, PhD
Considered the continent’s sixth region, the diaspora has significant influence on US foreign policy—and sustainable development in Africa.