Synopsis

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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Jun 1, 2023

A Trying Chapter for Africa’s Black Star

Ghana, Africa’s shining black star, is grappling with a spectrum of challenges, from a faltering cedi to public discontent and security threats (bot…
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May 18, 2023

A Peek Into the African Land Forces Summit

Mvemba is joined by Major General Todd Wasmund, Commanding General of the Southern Europe Taskforce Africa. They discuss the goals and objectives of t…
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May 4, 2023

VP Harris Takes U.S. Promises One Step Further

Mvemba is joined by Maria Burnett (Senior Associate, CSIS Africa Program) and Gyude Moore (Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development). They…
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Apr 20, 2023

Sudan Conflict: How Did We Get Here?

Mvemba is joined by Cameron Hudson, Senior Associate with the CSIS Africa Program. They unpack the long-term drivers of tensions between the Sudan Ar…
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Apr 6, 2023

The Clerics Forging Peace in the Sahel

Catherine Nzuki, Associate Fellow with the CSIS Africa Program, steps in for Mvemba this week. Catherine is joined by two Ghanaian clerics: Bishop Alf…
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Mar 22, 2023

Diving Deeper: U.S.-Africa Engagement on Maritime Security

Africa’s coastline is over 18,900 miles (30,500 km). With 2023 marking the 10-year anniversary of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct and the first ever Af…
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Mar 10, 2023

Takeaways From Nigeria’s Elections

Mvemba is joined by Amaka Anku, Practice Head for Africa at the Eurasia Group. They offer their initial reactions to Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory, di…
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Feb 23, 2023

The Summit for Democracy’s World Tour

What’s better than coordinating a two-day virtual conference on pressing challenges to global democracy? Try adding several different time zones!  …
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Feb 9, 2023

The Trailblazing Founder of TRACE

Mvemba is joined by Claude Grunitzky, founder of TRACE and TRUE Africa. Mvemba and Claude discuss ways African investors can support Africa's creative…
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Jan 26, 2023

Maintaining Momentum After the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

What happened during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December '22? Mvemba is joined by Aloysius Uche Ordu (Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa…
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