Into Africa

By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Fearless Afro-beats activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.

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No Peace to Keep
<p>What happens when peacekeepers deploy to an active conflict zone?  <a href=";id=fc146f0f2e&amp;e=bf0ce95a1e">Judd Devermont</a> (CSIS), <a href=";id=08c4da68d5&amp;e=bf0ce95a1e">Dr. Paul Williams</a> (George Washington University), <a href=";id=c9807fda84&amp;e=bf0ce95a1e">Alice Friend</a> (CSIS) and SRSG Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (MINUSCA) examine the challenge of peacekeeping where there is no peace to keep. Guests also consider Ethiopia’s future under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and whether the alleged death of leader, Amadou Koufa, will impair—or energize— the extremist group JNIM.</p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2018
Whose Election Is It Anyway?
<p>With elections heating up across the continent, Michelle Gavin (Council on Foreign Relations), John Tomaszewski (International Republican Institute), and Idayat Hassan (Centre for Democracy and Development) join Judd to talk election monitoring and the roles of international and domestic observers. Guests also weigh in on Congo’s fragmented political opposition and the growing threat of Tanzanian authoritarianism. Hosted by Judd Devermont and produced by Yumi Araki and Catherine Chiang at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. </p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2018
Music is the Weapon of the People
<p>Judd sits down with renowned Afro-beats star and fearless activist, Bobi Wine, to discuss how his music is inspiring Ugandan youths to challenge state repression. Damola Durosomo (OkayAfrica) and Lauren Ploch Blanchard (Congressional Research Service) join in on the conversation. Also in store, an update on Nigeria’s 2019 elections and Melania Trump’s not-so-memorable trip to four African countries.</p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2018