Africa After 50 Roundtable Series

Director: Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies
March 11, 2011 - Present

Africa After 50 is a roundtable series that examines new trends and regional dynamics that are shaping Africa's future and will impact U.S. policy opportunities on the continent. The emergence of new strategic players, especially China, India, and Middle Eastern countries, have created a more complex diplomatic landscape for the United States and African countries to navigate. Sustained economic growth over the past decade attracts interest in the region as a frontier and emerging market for global capital. Africa's entrepreneurs, rising urban middle classes and youth, and the introduction of new media are setting the stage for the next fifty years. Political stability and security remain fragile and depend on the increasing effectiveness of national and regional institutions. The African Union and sub-regional organizations in particular, have become more assertive in conflict resolution efforts across the continent, but long-term security will also require good governance innovation at the local and national levels. This series examines Africa's outlook after fifty years of independence from this new baseline by fostering discussion about the changing demographics, political and societal institutions, and the financial and physical infrastructure that will enable positive change. Hence the series focuses on new thinking and new strategies for Africa's transformation.

Meetings

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East Africa's Economic Rise

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Capital Markets and Nigeria's Economic Future

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Africa's Economic Progress and Challeneges Ahead

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The Sudans: Economic Challenges and Opportunities

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Screening and Discussion: Africa Straight Up

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Nigeria's Economic Prospects

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Africa as a Frontier Market

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Security Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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A Conversation with Amara Konneh

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A Conversation with Mohamed Ibrahim

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A Conversation with Kgalema Motlanthe

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A Conversation with Salim Ahmed Salim

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