AFRICA PROGRAM

CIP’s Africa Program tracks and analyzes U.S. foreign policy toward the nations of Africa. By informing policymakers, the media, scholars, NGOs and the public – both in the United States and Africa – about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, CIP seeks to promote greater positive U.S. engagement with the nations of Africa and with Africa’s regional and continental organizations.

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Crackdown on civil society in Africa contributing to migrant crisis facing the world. Here’s why

Nov-09-2019

Capsized boats in the Mediterranean that were filled with distressed African families, corpses scattered along the hills of South America’s Darien Gap, and thousands of African refugees now stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border, are all consequences of the crackdown on civil society that is silently sweeping across much of Africa.

by Temi Ibirogba

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Straight Talk Africa

Oct-30-2019

In this episode of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores the significance of the First Russia-Africa Summit that took place in Sochi on October 23rd and 24th. His guests are Temi Ibirogba, Program and Research Associate of the Africa Program at the Center of International Policy, Richmond Danso, Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Associate at the Department of Political Science of Howard University and James Jonah, Former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs.Take a look and let us know what you think.

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

Africa Program

CGTN America: Temi Ibirogba on the African migrant crisis to Europe and the Americas

Oct-19-2019

CGTN's Frances Kuo sits down with Temi Ibirogba, a program and research associate for the Africa Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss the African migrant crisis.

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

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Pentagon Fears Losing ‘Freedom of Manoeuvre’ in Africa Amid Growing Russian, Chinese Clout - Report

Oct-16-2019

Earlier, US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Moscow and Beijing of “deliberately and aggressively” attempting to extend their “predatory” influence over the African continent, and said that all US efforts were aimed at “further[ing] US priorities in the region.”

Temi Ibirogba mentioned

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct-11-2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work lifting the country’s state of emergency, granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners and increasing the role of women in political life. But his most significant accomplishment was making peace with neighboring Eritrea. Amna Nawaz talks to the Center for International Policy's Salih Booker for more.

Salih Booker interviewed

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About the Africa Program

CIP’s Africa Program tracks and analyzes U.S. foreign policy toward the nations of Africa. By informing policymakers, the media, scholars, NGOs and the public – both in the United States and Africa – about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, CIP seeks to promote greater positive U.S. engagement with the nations of Africa and with Africa’s regional and continental organizations. CIP works to increase the level of transparency in U.S. relations with Africa and to promote greater Congressional oversight with regard to policies concerning human rights and democracy, security cooperation, economic development, trade policies and other U.S. policies on global issues that impact the continent such as climate change and migration.

The Africa Program will produce occasional reports, articles and commentary; and also organize roundtable discussions and briefings to promote an informed debate about key U.S. policies toward Africa. CIP’s objective is to promote the demilitarization of U.S. Africa policy and to increase peaceful engagement through diplomacy and development cooperation to address regional and global challenges.

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