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Our World
Our World: Africa

Contemporary Africa


It has been some 40 years since most of Africa achieved its independence. While hopes were high at independence time, many African states have experienced economic decline and political instability. The presenter, who has lived, taught, done research and traveled in much of Africa since the early 1970s, explores the reasons for these problems, what the African states are doing to improve their prospects and what the United States can do to help.

The Speakers Bureau is is made possible by these generous sponsors:

  • The Johnny Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
  • The Adah & Leon Millard Foundation

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and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.