Africa News

Helping a Troubled Continent

Jul 05, 2005
The G-8 summit is focusing on Africa. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton outlines where the international community can make a difference.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty Reduction

May 01, 2005
This spring, the Africa Program joined The Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy to sponsor a day-long conference on the impact of free trade on improving living conditions in the developing world.

New USAID Report on Community Based Leadership Program Activities in Burundi

Mar 28, 2005
Recent reports from USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) describe the impact that the Community-Based Leadership Program (CBLP) is having on local communities in Burundi. The CBLP is a component of the Africa Program's initiative to implement leadership training in Burundi.

World as Witness: Crisis in Darfur

Mar 21, 2005
John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group discusses the situation in Darfur

Africa Program Releases Paper on Resolving Conflict in Sudan and Uganda

Mar 01, 2005
The Africa Program is pleased to announce a new installment in its Occasional Paper Series. "Resolving the Three Headed War from Hell in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda and Darfur" by John Prendergast examines the prospects for war and peace in the troubled region. Download this paper.

Wilson Center Press Publishes New Book on Truth Commissions

Feb 15, 2005
Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions, by Trudy Huskamp Peterson draws on research in Burundi, Chad, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, and elsewhere to examine the preservation of truth commissions' archives worldwide. The full text of this new book is available for free download.

This Week on Dialogue TV: "Zimbabwe Walks a Tightrope"

Feb 15, 2005
An interview with Lovemore Madhuku Zimbabwean political activist and president of the National Constitutional Assembly

Elections and Reform in Zimbabwe

Feb 06, 2005
Zimbabwean lawyer and activist Lovemore Madhuku reflects on the state of democracy in Zimbabwe in advance of upcoming parliamentary elections.

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