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African Futures

Twenty-four states, one billion people (half of whom will be under the age of 25 by 2050), and multiple identities. Nineteen “fragile” states. The highest number of armed conflicts in the world. Post colonialism and the challenges to build-up effective States. The environmental crisis, megacities, destruction of arable land and migration. Civil war in Ethiopia in 2020. The impact of COVID-19: 40 million more people in poverty. The presence of China and Russia. The role of civil society in consolidating democracy, particularly women and youth. The African Union and peacekeeping.


Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, Author and Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs,Central University NY.
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Angela Ajodo-Adebanjoko, Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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Memory Kachambwa, Executive Director, The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)/
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Jessica Horn, Feminist activist, strategist and consultant.
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Series Moderator:

Mariano Aguirre, Researcher and Political Analyst on International Politics
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Series Host:

Ana Maria Enriquez, Executive Director, HRFN
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