Africa News

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.

This Week on Dialogue TV: Creating Climate for Change

Jan 19, 2005
An interview with Klaus Toepfer head of the United Nations Environmental Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya

This Week on Dialogue Radio: Saving Africa

Dec 27, 2004
A discussion with Richard Sezibera, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States, Kenneth Behring, businessman and private philanthropist and Christine Warnke, government affairs advisor for the law firm Hogan & Hartson.

Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) workshop featured by the Burundi Press Agency

Dec 16, 2004
A recent meeting of political party leaders, sponsored by the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) drew the attention of the official Burundi Press Agency (ABP)

This Week on Dialogue TV: Liberia: What The People Think

Dec 08, 2004
After a bloody civil war, Liberians avidly embraced the prospect of elections. There were, however, real and serious questions about Liberian attitudes toward democracy and their sense of national community. To gauge those sentiments, Liberia's first political poll was commissioned. The positive and hopeful expressions of the polls Liberian participants are presented in this program.

This Week on Dialogue TV: Faces of the Future

Nov 24, 2004
Ugandan, Nigerian and Senegalese scholars will talk about the next generation of developing world leaders on the Wilson Center's award-winning television series this week, as part of a panel of five recent recipients of Ford Foundation fellowships.

Wilson Center's Dialogue Television series to feature discussion on "Women of the Sudan"

Nov 15, 2004
Beginning November 17th, Dialogue Television viewers can tune in to a discussion with two prominent female peacebuilders, Durria Mansour El Hussein, current deputy chair of the Sudanese women's empowerment for peace network and Sandra Opoka, a board member of the Sudanese women's empowerment for peace network. Viewers outside the Washington, DC area can tune in via webcast.

From Belligerents in War to Partners in Peace: The Burundi Leadership Training Program

Sep 15, 2004
Since its independence in 1962, the small central Africa nation of Burundi has been home to one of the world's most intractable and deadly conflicts, with over 300,000 killed and one-and-a-half million displaced. In this paper, Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe reports on a novel capacity-building initiative designed to restore the ability of Burundian leaders to collaborate effectively in advancing the country's reconstruction and securing a sustainable peace.

Building Networks in Burundi

Jun 03, 2004
"The key to breaking the cycle of violence and hate is finding what makes us all human," writes Africa Program Associate Nicole Rumeau. "The Burundi Leadership Training Program has helped Burundians do just that."

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