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Centers & Programs

Africa Program

Africa’s enduring challenges and vast opportunities continues to focus the minds of governments, civil society, and private corporations alike. Drawing on the continent’s complicated history, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program examines this growing strategic and economic importance. It seeks to provide policymakers, the business community, and the general public with a deeper and more nuanced understanding of African political and socio-economic developments.
1 in 4 people on the planet will be African by 2050

Program Experts

Reuben E. Brigety II

Adjunct Senior Fellow for African Peace and Security Issues

John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Jendayi E. Frazer

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

Michelle Gavin

Senior Fellow for Africa Studies