Africa News

Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

May 14, 2007
WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.

Angolan Progress and Prospects: A Conference on Development and Reconstruction

May 04, 2007
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.

La Conférence des présidents prend ses quartiers Univ' à Nganda

May 03, 2007
L'Initiative pour un Leadership collaboratif et pour la cohésion de l'Etat en R-dCongo, ILCCE en sigle, vient de réussir un coup de maître: délocaliser, pendant une semaine, la vénérable Conférence des Présidents de l'Assemblée Nat. (bureau de l'Assemblée Nat. au grand complet hormis le président Vital Kamerhe en mission à l'étranger, présidents des Groupes parlementaires et présidents des commissions parlementaires), soit - comme les promoteurs l'ont bien indiqué dans le carton d'invitation - les «personnalités clés» de la Chambre basse de la R-dC pour... les remettre en cause et à niveau sur des thèmes portant sur le leadership et la cohésion de l'État.

La plénière Kahemba et Bundu Dia Kongo dans une dizaine de jours

Apr 27, 2007
Vital Kamerhe, le président de l'Assemblée Nationale de R-dC est, depuis jeudi 26 avril, en déplacement à l'étranger, en Indonésie et en Afrique du Sud, a appris «Le Soft International». Du coup, la Chambre basse du Parlement pourrait être contrainte d'observer un service minimum comme encore tout récemment lorsque Vital Kamerhe se trouvant en Afrique du Sud, des députés de l'opposition avaient décidé de suspendre leur participation aux plénières, invoquant des questions liées à leur sécurité, empêchant du coup les plénières de se tenir.

Wilson Center Partner Discusses Training in Congo

Jan 18, 2007
Michel Noureddine Kassa is interviewed by the newspaper Le Potentiel (Kinshasa). Mr. Kassa is the Country Coordinator of the ILCCE, one of the Wilson Center's partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Post Conflict Reconstruction: A Training Program

Jan 04, 2007
Howard Wolpe , Director of the Africa Program and Leadership Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, speaks with Bridget Conley-Zilkic about the a post conflict training program he has instituted in Burundi, and plans to continue with in Congo and Liberia. By working with both political leaders and civil society, Howard believes this program will create lasting peace and stability in areas of past and current conflict.

From the WQ: "Hotel Africa" Article and Discussion

Nov 28, 2006
Part of the series "Us & Them: Immigrants in America," from the Summer 2006 issue of the Wilson QuarterlyMuch has changed since the nation's last great immigration debate more than 40 years ago. The immigrants' education and skills, their countries of origin, and even their destinations within the United States are all very different from what they were in the past. As arguments rage once again, all eyes are on America's borders. But what happens after the newcomers arrive?

North and South Kivu Leaders Call for Peace

Nov 13, 2006
On Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2006, a few days before provincial elections and the second round of the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Initiative pour un Leadership Collaboratif et la Cohésion de l'Etat (ILCCE) convened a workshop in Goma which brought together the key players in the North and South Kivu provinces.

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