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.
This powerpoint presentation discusses the current health situation in Angola, including the challenges posed by malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases in the framework of the Angolan health infrastructure. In Portuguese.
For decades, much of the news about Africa was dire. From disease and famine to horrific violence, the continent has endured its share of problems. But while challenges remain, positive trends are developing across the continent. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson spoke about trends and developments and about U.S. involvement with the nations of Africa.
A binding constraint on African development is the continent’s crippling infrastructure deficit. Infrastructure is a crucial stimulant for growth and development. Investment, production and trade cannot occur without adequate water and power sources, road, rail and air transport and communication systems. Well-functioning and effectively maintained infrastructure is essential to Africa’s economic performance.
The American government's new special adviser on the Great Lakes region, Howard Wolpe, discusses how the Obama administration could improve its diplomacy and strengthen peace-building in Central Africa.