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    A podcast featuring conversations and stories by students of African Studies, centering Africa and embracing the pluralism of perspectives, approaches, and projects within African Studies.

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    The application for the M.A. Program for Fall 2022 is now open.

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    The Program in African Languages offers regular courses in a few major African languages including Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu, taught at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

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    Commitment to interdisciplinary research and study of Africa

    The Council fosters an academic environment where students and faculty seek novel approaches to issues in African studies through joint endeavors across institutions at Yale, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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African Ecomedia: In African Ecomedia, Cajetan Iheka examines the ecological footprint of media in Africa alongside the representation of environmental issues in visual...
On November 12-13, Yale will host an international conference on decolonization (website). The conference celebrates a historic occasion—the 60 th anniversary of UN...
The following interview is part of the Council on African Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series featuring graduates from both the Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in African...
On October 27, the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted award-winning visual artist Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele for a presentation and discussion on her...
A group of men that Nigerian police identified as Boko Haram extremist fighters. A new study suggests messages from trusted religious leaders can persuade people to welcome former members of the terrorist group back into their communities. (Photo AP/Jossy Ola)
Messages from trusted religious authorities can persuade people to reintegrate former Boko Haram fighters into the Nigerian communities terrorized by the violent extremist...
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah is the 2021 Nobel laureate for literature. The Swedish Academy shared the news on October 7th. They praised “his uncompromising and...