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

Roundtable Meeting

Capital Markets and Nigeria's Economic Future

Speaker:

Arunma Oteh, Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Africa's Economic Progress and Challeneges Ahead

Speaker:

Antoinette M. Sayeh, Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 3, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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The Sudans: Economic Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker:

Princeton N. Lyman, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 18, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Screening and Discussion: Africa Straight Up

Speaker:

Teresa Clarke, Founder and CEO, Africa.com

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2013

This meeting is on the record.

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Nigeria's Economic Prospects

Speaker:

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Africa as a Frontier Market

Speaker:

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President, World Bank Africa Region

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2012

This meeting is on the record.

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Security Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Speakers:

Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Secretary for African Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 5, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Amara Konneh

Speaker:

Amara Konneh, Republic of Liberia

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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A Conversation with Mohamed Ibrahim

Speaker:

Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Council on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2011

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A Conversation with Kgalema Motlanthe

Speaker:

Kgalema Motlanthe, Government of South Africa

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Council on Foreign Relations
March 30, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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A Conversation with Salim Ahmed Salim

Speaker:

Salim Ahmed Salim, Former Prime Minister of Tanzania

Presider:

Jendayi Frazer, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.