Online Conference - Meddling or Helping? Foreign Actors in the Sahel


Giuseppe Mistretta

Principal Director for the Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Giuseppe Mistretta has been Ambassador of Italy in Angola (2009 – 2014) and in Ethiopia (2014 – 2017), and has spent more than twenty years of his professional life in Africa.
For the last 5 years, he has been Director for Sub-Saharian Africa at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
He is the author of several books, such as “Un ponte lungo quattro secoli” (Gangemi 2013), “Angola. Un Paese moderno al centro dell’Africa (Polaris 2014)”; “I noti Ospiti” (Greco&Greco 2018); “Le vie dell’Africa (Infinito 2020) and “Africa’s pathways” (Luiss University Press 2021).
He also collaborated with La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera newspapers and to monthly magazine Capital.
He is frequently invited as guest speaker on African issues by the main Italian universities and think tanks.

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