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Dr. Monde Muyangwa Appointed to Head Wilson Center’s Africa Program

The Woodrow Wilson Center announced today that Dr. Monde Muyangwa will be the new director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program.

Distinguished African Scholar Betty Bigombe in the Washington Post

In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.

Beyond AGOA: An Updated Case for a Trans - Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Between Africa & The United States

In this paper, McDonald, Lande & Matanda argue that, premised on conditions here in the U.S., in Africa and elsewhere, the ‘perfect storm’could be brewing for an effective renewal or enhancement of AGOA before the program expires in 2015.

Africa Transformed: How Women and Youth are Leading the Way Through Technology and Innovation

Development on the African continent has gone “high tech.” Using the Internet, mobile devices, and other tools unavailable to previous generations, young people, particularly women, are leading the way in finding innovative ways to unleash technology to solve problems large and small. During a recent conference conducted by the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, we spoke with three front line leaders of a movement that has transformational potential.

President Clinton: Recognizing the Problems and Promise of Africa

In this Director's Forum, President Clinton described his recent two week trip to Africa during which he visited the following five nations: Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

On October 19, 2007, the Africa Program hosted an event entitled "The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa" with Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the ECOWAS Commission.

AGOA Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Presentations made at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on September 14, 2005.

Violence-plagued Horn of Africa in Need of Strategic Policy Vision

The site of hundreds of armed conflicts in the past quarter century, the Horn of Africa has suffered from a single-minded policy focus that emphasizes short-term tactical objectives at the expense of an overarching strategic vision, Wilson Center expert Paul Williams argues. Author of the new report, "Horn of Africa: Webs of Conflict and Pathways to Peace," Williams believes the time is now for policymakers to reconsider long-term strategies of peace-building and conflict-resolution—measures, which, he says, can go further to root out the causes of violence.

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