Africa Events

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Assessing Prospects for Peace in Sudan: Perspectives from Three Recent Trips to the Region

December 06, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Carla Koppell, Director of The Initiative for Inclusive Security, Dave Peterson, Director of the Africa Program at the National Endowment for Democracy and Sarah Martin, Advocate at Refugees International. Panelists discussed their findings gathered from recent visits to Sudan. Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations moderated this event.
Webcast

How Swaziland's Governance Model and AIDS Crisis Intersect

December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.

An Opposition View of Uganda's Political Evolution

November 27, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Besigye presented his view of Uganda's political evolution, focusing on issues of multi-party electoral democracy, and prospects for the future.Steve McDonald served as moderator.
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The DRC Elections: The Second Round

October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Policy Forum on the second round of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants included the Wilson Center's Howard Wolpe, International Crisis Group's Caty Clement and Rick Neal of Refugees International.
Webcast

Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region

October 16, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with Michael Arietti, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. Arietti provided a U.S. perspective on economic and political developments in Rwanda. He also discussed the role of Rwanda in the broader Great Lakes Region of Africa, as well as its evolving relationship with the U.S.
Webcast

Minerals, Forests, and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act at Six Years: Focus on Worker Rights in Swaziland

September 13, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
A launch and discussion of a recent Solidarity Center report, entitled Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Swaziland. The discussion will focus on the impact of international trade upon working conditions in that Southern African nation.

Sudan's Peace Settlement: Progress and Perils

September 11, 2006 // 8:30am4:00pm
Africa Program
A daylong symposium, in partnership with the National Defense University to assess the progress and challenges in implementing Sudan's landmark Comprehensive Peace Agreement. This event will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair. Free Registration is Required.

The Elections in the DR Congo: Perspectives from International Observers

September 07, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
The 121st Great Lakes Policy forum, which will provide a debriefing on the first round of elections in the DRC. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Democratic Republic of Congo on the Eve of Elections

July 28, 2006 // 10:30am12:30am
Africa Program
With Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Program and Leadership Project, Chris Hennemeyer Director of Africa and Middle East Programs, IFES and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Herbert Weiss. Kinshasa-based NGOs will provide updates on recent developments via teleconference.

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