The Africa Policy Journal (APJ) at the Harvard Kennedy School is a student-run publication dedicated to promoting dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the realms of governance, law, education, business, health, design and culture. As the only scholarly journal in the United States dedicated to African policy, we seek to publish thought-provoking content that provides fresh insights into the most significant opportunities and challenges facing African nations and peoples today.



March 12, 2015

Mo Ibrahim Recipients, Governance, and the IIAG

May 20, 2014

Kenya’s vision for an equitable, rights-based health system fails to address specific health needs and barriers to accessing health care of vulnerable populations.

April 25, 2014

Increased economic productivity after suppressing malaria transmission in 14 African countries

March 25, 2014

Looking like an Industry: Supporting Commercial Agriculture in Africa

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March 27, 2015

Nigeria: beyond the postponed elections

March 21, 2015

Nigeria: Always on the Brink

December 22, 2014

2015 is the Year of the African Entrepreneur

April 29, 2014

Where Does the Apple Fall from the Tree? On Familial Political Legacy in Africa

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March 12, 2015

Interview with Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United States

November 28, 2014

President John D. Mahama on Ghana’s Economic Outlook

April 15, 2014

Interview with Clare Akamanzi, Chief Operating Officer of the Rwanda Development Board

February 21, 2014

Interview with Ms. Lise Grande, Former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in South Sudan

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