The Centre for African and International Studies (CAIS) started as the Department of African Studies in 2003 and was given accreditation to run B. A. degree programme in African Studies. It has consistently produced graduates, some of whom have progressed to complete postgraduate degrees in areas such as African Studies. Many of the current issues and news making international headlines seem to have some bearing upon people in Africa whether directly or indirectly. These include; international migration crisis in Europe, the threat of global terrorism, global poverty and environmental issues and emerging economies with potential for economic development. The coming into being of the Centre was a corollary to the need to contextualise African Studies within the globalised world, bearing in mind that the relations between African and other regions of the world will continue to be crucial in the future; while at the same time, ensuring that particularly critical aspects of Ghana/Africa’s indigenous cultural traditions and history, are continually being researched and preserved. This calls for the introduction of comprehensive and innovative MA and MPhil/PhD programmes in African and International Studies.