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Energy and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Crisis, Local Impacts

Agriculture and energy production play an enormous roles in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper provides detailed analysis on the food and energy crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa through the glasses of African stakeholders.

Africa’s Long Spring

Long before it came to the Arab world, spring swept through sub-Saharan Africa. In 1990, Mozambique drafted its first multiparty, democratic constitution. The next year saw multiparty elections in what had been one-party states in Benin, Gabon, and Zambia, as well as the overthrow of Mali’s dictator and, subsequently, the election of new leaders. Every succeeding year brought new steps forward for democracy—in Ghana, Kenya, and the Republic of the Congo in 1992, and elsewhere on the continent in subsequent years. The world only paid attention when South Africa joined the ranks of democratic nations in 1994.

Fragile Island of Peace

A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.

Engaging Leaders for Statebuilding: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This study describes efforts made since 2006 from a Leadership Project and Africa Program-combined initiative, the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the DRC (ILCCE).

Dispatch From Iraq

In this first dispatch, Anita Sharma, Deputy Director of the Conflict Prevention Project, reports on reconstruction efforts in Iraq. On a leave of absence from the Center, Sharma is currently working with the International Organization for Migration in Basra.

Wilson Center–Designed Training Launches in Timor-Leste

In April 2007, the Wilson Center Leadership Program undertook a scoping mission to Timor-Leste on behalf of the World Bank–funded Leadership and Communication Capacity for Renewal Program (LCCNR) in Dili. The goal was to identify the key leadership and communication challenges facing Timor-Leste and design an initial outline of a capacity building program to address those challenges.

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