Speech by His Excellency Joaquim Chissano entitled "Political Stability, Conflict Resolution, and Development in Southern Africa"
On February 27, 2002, H.E. Joaquim Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique discussed the future of southern Africa, and how best to promote peace, stability and development in the region, placing special emphasis on the role that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must play in acheiving these aims. He drew upon Mozambique's transformation to illustrate the possibility of regional reconstruction.
This paper is specifically about providing suggestions for positions the AU can take vis-a-vis the European Union’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Central is an urgent call for member states to give the AU latitude to ensure that the conclusion of EPAs with the EU is postponed until, at least, the next decade. Simply: If the EU successfully foists EPAs on a critical number of member states through unilateral threats to prematurely withdraw or limit preferential treatment, the negative consequences will be devastating not only to Africa but to many trading partners.
New From the CWIHP Book Series: A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964
A new book published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press reveals West Africa as a significant site of Cold War conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
English; Published by the World Bank as Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Working Paper No. 27, June 2005.