Webinar addresses ‘Political Competition as a Trigger for Instability in Africa’

A webinar at Yale explored how political competitions devolve to destabilizing conflicts in Africa and the peculiar elements that make these trends rampant. It interrogated various conflicts in the region and the nature of interventions that were deployed to address them. It further explored the relevant steps and reforms needed to prevent these conflicts. It also relied on firsthand account of mediators and political leaders in the panel to analyze the place of leadership and altruism in ensuring national stability and healthy democratic competition.


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HE Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Federal Republic of Nigeria and AU Special Envoy to Ethiopia   HE Mme Aminata Touré
Former Prime Minister of Republic of Senegal and member of the Yale African Women’s Leadership Network   Udo Ilo Open Society Initiative for West Africa, and 2021 Yale World Fellow   Moderator: Elinda Labropoulou Senior Journalist and Sustainability Entrepreneur, and 2021 World Fellow   The webinar took place via Zoom on Monday, November 29, 2021 beginning at 10:00am EST. ~~~ Visit the Yale World Fellows website to learn more and register for the event.