Report on public forum with Rebecca Garang from Voice of America's Ruby Ofori. Filed on February 2, 2006. Tune in via the Voice of America website or by following the link below.
Africa Program Partners with the Burundi Leadership Training Program to Gather Key Burundian Leaders, Help End Political Stalemate
On September 9-12, the Africa Program, with its Burundi partner, the Burundi Leadership Training Program, mounted a "Key Leaders" retreat aimed at stemming a crisis of governance in Burundi. The ruling party had lost its parliamentary majority and tensions between it and the opposition parties had paralysed the government. The retreat, which brought together all party leaders, the four living former presidents, and other key government and society leaders, was used to rebuild trust, communications and negotiations skills among these former protagonists, and create the collaboration and cohesion that policymakers need to move the democratic process forward.
What is the meaning of Shari’a law? How can we understand its implementation in different contexts, given the diversity in the practice of Islam in Africa and around the globe? What are the elements of Shari’a that are particularly relevant to the position of women and gender relations in the African nation(s) under consideration?
Memorial Lecture for Senator Ted Kennedy: New Beginnings, Enduring Challenges: American Foreign Policy to Africa from Kennedy to Obama
University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa, October 27, 2009
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!
This keynote address was presented by distinguished feminist scholar, Ayesha Imam, coordinator of the Nigerian women's rights organization BAOBOB, at a forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Middle East Project on Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa, on September 17th, 2003.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sponsored a congressional study trip to Ghana and Liberia from March 20 to March 26, 2011. It was organized by Wilson Center on the Hill and the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. This trip was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.