News & Events


Virtual Lecture Series on Contemporary Africa

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Challenged the World’s Perception of Modern Africa with guest speaker Jean Engohang-Ndong, PhD. (4/13/23)

African Liberty Webinar

Tune in to learn about the Future of Africa’s Trade Relations with China and the US with Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu. (3/31/23)

Dr. Arai’s Talk on Africa at the Center for African Studies

African Communalism, Priority of Duties, and Substantive Human Rights with guest speaker Polycarp A. Ikuenobe, PhD.

Gender and Development in Africa and the African Diaspora

Gender and Development in Africa and the African Diaspora with guest speakers Charmaine Crawford, Phd., Ikram Toumi, Phd., and Obianuju Genevieve Aguolu, MBBS, MPH, PhD. (10/28/21)

Exploring Africa's Current Events through the Past

Exploring Africa's Current Events through the Past with guest speakers Dr. Babacar M'Baye, Dr. Timothy Scarnecchi, and Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu. (4/1/21)

Center News

VP Kamala Harris’ Africa Visit: Rethinking US-Africa Relations

Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent visit to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia is a welcome step in the right direction in the US’s reengagement with Africa. (4/13/23)

Military Coups and Democratic Decay in West Africa: Why the Popular Support for these Coups?

The recent coups in West Africa are without question creating uncertainties about the democratic future of the sub-region. (4/10/23)

Africa’s Search for Permanent Seats on the UN Security Council: A Matter of Justice and Democratic Rights

The re-emergence of the debate to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a permanent seat or seats for Africa is a reminder of the prolonged struggle for justice and democratic rights for the continent.  (1/23/23)

For Browns tight end David Njoku, chief is now more than a nickname

David Njoku concedes he didn't really know how to react at first when the women of his family's Nigerian village bowed their heads to show him respect. (8/4/22)

George Floyd's family says his iconic selfie 'symbolizes ...who he was’- and helped shape the racial-justice narrative

The picture was a positive image in a world filled with too many negative portrayals of Black men. (5/21/22)