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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.

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On December 3, The MacMillan Center hosted a symposium on Jonny Steinberg’s The Number: One Man’s Search for Identity in the Cape Underworld and Prison Gangs, a 2004 book...
In a brightly lit classroom on the lower level of Dow Hall, a lone undergraduate sits at a table —textbook spread open in front of him — and speaks in halting Ukrainian. His...
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...

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...