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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.



Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
The Council of African Studies (CAS) at the MacMillan Center invited Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and...
The Council on African Studies, in partnership with Yale African Graduate & Professional Students, presents its inaugural film festival on October 26 to 27. The...
Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University
On September 28, the MacMillan Center and the Department of Anthropology hosted a ground-breaking conference on “Waithood: Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage.”...

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...
Map of Africa with deforestation graphic
The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale...