This 2013 Elections Guide features all of the presidential and legislative elections this year, covering election cycles in twelve countries for a total of fifteen. Notably, there are entries for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s electoral conquest after a year of instability in Mali, President Robert Mugabe’s successful re-election bid in Zimbabwe, as well as future presidential contests in Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar.
On May 2nd, 2005, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of Nigeria spoke on progress building democracy in Nigeria. He discussed recent developments in the fight against corruption, the introduction of electoral democracy, improving democratic and human rights practices, and the future of U.S-Nigeria Relations.
The Wilson Center holds a new capacity-building workshop for the highest tier of the newly elected Burundian Government as part of its ongoing training series.
Beyond AGOA: An Update Case for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Between Africa and 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. With ingredients such as the Obama Administration’s ‘whole-of-government’ approach, Africa’s rapid ascent as a trade and investment destination and the risk of an inappropriate response to China and other third countries’ Africa engagement, the paper’s recommendations pivot towards ensuring that the U.S. and Africa form a more equitable commercial partnership.
English; Published in The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
With Howard Wolpe, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program, and former Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region
Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities
Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities examines both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. Edited by Elizabeth Bryan and Jessica Varat.