2016 was an eventful year for Africa and for the world, with
important implications for U.S.-Africa relations. From continuing
democratic consolidation and deepening trade ties in many countries to
the shocking electoral defeat and standoff in the Gambia, to South
Sudan’s escalating crisis, to the debates over the future of the ICC in
Africa, the year was marked by progress, setbacks, and change.
The Wilson Center Africa Program asked experts, scholars, and
policymakers to weigh in on the most important and impactful events on
the continent in 2016. They responded with this collection of brief and
insightful essays touching on issues of governance and democracy,
conflict and security, trade, and the role of international partnerships
across the African continent.
Isis-WICCE is a member of the Wilson Center Africa Program’s Southern
Voices Network and the Executive Director, Helen Kezie-Nwoha
contributed a piece on addressing the global challenge of migration and
the specific case of Uganda taking in refugees.