• Promoting Study of African Languages

    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.

  • African women

    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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President Salovey during his previous trip to Africa in 2018 when he visited university partners in Ghana and Kenya.
Yale University President Peter Salovey arrived in Nigeria Jan. 15 to continue his leadership of the Yale Africa Initiative, a long-term, university-wide commitment to...
On December 12, the Common Room on the second floor of Luce Hall was filled with the sound of laughter, ping pong balls ringing, and sprinkles pouring as the MacMillan Center...
Students host second-annual Yale Africa Film Fest
Complete with question and answer sessions, a networking cocktail event and more, the second annual Yale Africa Film Festival will showcase films of Africa and its diaspora...

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...