Annual Reports

For our Annual Reports, please visit the links below.


For links to photos of recent events hosted in 2016 - 2017, please visit the links below.


For links to videos of previous Africa Initiative events, please visit the links below.

Dr. Dorothy Dow from the Duke Global Health Institute outlines the increased stigma Tanzanian prenatally infected populations experience as they age into adolescence.

Bill Bamberger discusses his photographic exhibit 'One Rwanda: Portraits of Contemporary Life,' which focused on the daily lives of Rwandan people. The exhibit was hosted at the John Hope Franklin Center.

Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Blitz the Ambassador spoke with Dr. Yaba Blay, Visiting Professor at North Carolina Central University, about his career and hip-hop culture. The two covered Afropolitanism, urban hip-hop, and Blitz’s unique trajectory born in Ghana, raised in Brooklyn.

Re-urbanism in Africa and elsewhere involves the construction of master- planned, holistically designed, and privately managed enclaves that appear like “alien spaceships” that drop in from somewhere else. In this discussion, Martin Murray places the processes of urban planning in contemporary Africa in historical context and explores their social, political, and economic consequences.    Murray's presentation was part of the series "The Future of the African City", co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Duke Africa Initiative and organized by Professors John Bartlett, Charlie Piot, and Karin Shapiro. The African City Working Group is supported by the FHI Mellon Humanities Futures initiative.

Dean Richard J. Powell and Professor Victoria L. Rovine discuss the use of video and still photography in Richard Mosse's "The Enclave" exhibit, which took place at the Nasher Museum of Art.

Past Events

For a list of past events, please click here.