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    Promoting Study of African Languages

    The Yale African Studies Program offers regular courses in three major African languages: 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.



Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford
“African art has become cool,” Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford declared to a packed audience in Henry R. Luce Auditorium on March 4. “But as ever, the main beneficiaries are...
Stephanie Newell
The following podcast was posted on How To Read on March 1: We tend to have a visceral response to someone we think is dirty. But Stephanie Newell,  Professor of English at...
The following article written by Jose Davila IV appeared in the Feb. 20 Yale Daily News: On Tuesday night, the smells of ful mudammas, znoud el sett, mantu and sambosa wafted...

Faculty Research

Yale’s Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu (left) with Dr. Ssentamu, acting chair of Medicine at JFK Medical Center in Liberia (middle), and Dr. Joseph Njoh, senior faculty in Department of Medicine (right).
In 2014, the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever known. By the time the epidemic was contained in 2016...
Veronica Waweru
Veronica Waweru, a lecturer in Yale’s MacMillan Center, gave a talk at Luce Hall on Thursday on the lack of understanding among locals in Kenya about research taking place in...
Christine Ngaruiya, M.D., MSc, DTM&H (center), with other Yale recipients of Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty.
In her home country of Kenya, Dr. Christine Ngaruiya has lost family members and loved ones to diseases and afflictions that, in many cases, were preventable — like...

New Voices, Renewed Sector