2014 Plenary 6:
 Africa Breaking Out

The overarching theme put forward by panelists and participants in this plenary was the multiple diverse narratives simultaneously proceeding on the continent. Panelists asserted that, while it is true that Africa is on the rise, the trajectory remains uneven and may be leaving behind large segments of the populous. The strain that the recent Ebola outbreaks put on domestic and international resources was a central topic among the speakers. Panelists and participants also discussed the influence of non-state actors such as Boko Haram and their influence in areas of the continent.