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Africa

Africa’s Developmental Agenda
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Africa’s Developmental Agenda

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Carlos Veiga, three former heads of state, spoke Wednesday about Africa’s developmental agenda.

Africa’s Developmental Agenda
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Former African Leaders Discuss Development at Harvard Kennedy School

The former leaders of Nigeria, Tanzania, and Cape Verde spoke about effective leadership and development in Africa at a forum hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Professor Calestous Juma Dies at 64

Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said one of Juma’s outstanding characteristics was his tireless energy and “infectious enthusiasm.”

Student Life

Military Takeover Stokes Uncertainty For Zimbabwean Students

“My mom had to tell me to go to sleep,” Muradzikwa said. “I was awake until around 4 a.m. trying to keep up to date with the rally that was going on. And my mom was like, ‘no, you need to sleep.’”

Get Wole
On Campus

Get Wole

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Wole Soyinka lectures at the Barker Center Tuesday evening. Soyinka is speaking on African art in a three-part lecture series this week.

Harvard in the World

Harvard’s Office in Johannesburg Thriving in First Year

Harvard's office in Johannesburg, South Africa is up and running, hosting fellowships, roundtables, and research partnerships for Harvard affiliates in the region.

African Development Conference at Harvard
Harvard Law School

African Development Conference at Harvard

Conference attendees engage in a panel at the seventh annual African Development Conference. Organized by graduate school students, the conference spurred discussion about the idea of the “African Renaissance” and about how to best advance the country’s development and growth.

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Law School Hosts African Development Conference

​Harvard affiliates and locals interested in Africa gathered to discuss the continent’s future at the 7th annual African Development Conference, hosted at Harvard Law School this weekend.

Aliko Dangote
On Campus

Aliko Dangote

Nigerian entrepreneur Aliko Dangote Dangote, named Africa’s wealthiest business man by Forbes, speaks during an event hosted by the Center for African Studies. Caroline Elkins, the CAS faculty director who opened the event, highlighted Dangote’s impact on growing Nigeria’s economy, likening Dangote to names like Rockefeller and Jobs for his “impact as a business leader and the ways in which he has been a change engine for not only his country, but his continent.”

On the Field
Football

Photos of the Day (10/30/2015)

A Vibrant Attendance
Linguistics

A Vibrant Attendance

Members of the greater community participate in the 6th Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference. The conference, which took place all day in the Barker Center, included talks on such topics as “Miscommunication during the Ebola Epidemic in Guinea and the Role of Local Languages in the Fight against the Disease.”

Reigniting Candles
College

Photos of the Day (04/23/15)

Candle-Light Vigil for African Lives Lost
Student Life

Candle-Light Vigil for African Lives Lost

“In the face of so much hate let’s show how deeply we love,” said the Harvard Law Women’s Law Association President Kenyon D. Colli at a vigil for Africans Wednesday evening. Here, students light each other’s candles before singing “Amazing Grace.” The Harvard African Law Association hosted the event in response to recent killings across the continent.

Candle-Light Vigil for African Lives Lost
College

Photos of the Day (04/22/2015)

Books

‘The Fishermen’ Will Reel You In

Using the story of four young brothers as a magnifying lens, in "The Fishermen" Chigozie Obioma delves into the ways in which belief can build the deepest of bonds, only to eviscerate them in an instant.

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