Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.

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Sep 29, 2022

H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

Mvemba is joined by His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The newly elected President came into office f…

Sep 15, 2022

Survey: Why Turkey Is So Popular in the DRC, And More

Mvemba is joined by Joshua Walker, Director of Programs at the Congo Research Group and Francesca Bomboko, Co-Founder and Director of BERCI, a public…

Sep 1, 2022

Building A Political Career in Kenya

Mvemba is joined by Josphat Kamanya, a Kenyan politician and entrepreneur. Josphat reflects on his run for local government, shares insights into the…

Aug 18, 2022

Addressing Forced Migration in the Horn

This week, Mvemba is joined by Mohammed Abdiker, Regional Director for East Africa and the Horn of Africa at the International Organization for Migrat…

Aug 4, 2022

Using Digital Tools To Increase Food Resiliency in East Africa

In this episode, Mvemba is joined by Caitlin Welsh, the Director of the Global Food Security Program at CSIS, and Melodine Jeptoo, Researcher and Coor…

Jul 21, 2022

Gold, Gas, and Good Governance

This week’s episode, Dr. Zainab Usman joins Mvemba to discuss her new book, "Economic Diversification in Nigeria: The Politics of Building a Post-oi…

Jul 7, 2022

Sahel Pressure on Littoral States

In this edition of Into Africa, Mvemba is joined by Karana Olivier, Côte d'Ivoire Chief of Party for Equal Access International, to discuss the spill…

Jun 23, 2022

Africa Outlook: What To Watch in the Second Half of 2022

In this episode, Mvemba is joined by W. Gyude Moore (Center for Global Development) to explore challenges and opportunities for African countries in t…

Jun 9, 2022

Evan Mawarire on #ThisFlag and the Fight for Democracy in Zimbabwe

In this edition of Into Africa, Mvemba is joined by Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor, activist, and the founder of the #ThisFlag protest movement. T…

May 26, 2022

The Digital Future of African Development

What role does Africa's private sector play in the continent's inclusive growth? Cina Lawson, Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation in Togo…

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