Throughout the months of March, April, and May, a series of commemorative events will be held in the Washington, DC area to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
On Thursday, February 12, Ambassador William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the head of the UN Observer Mission to the DRC will give a briefing on the peace process. This event will be webcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET).
On Monday, January 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET) tune in to a webcast where leading experts on Sudan will discuss the ongoing peace process. Panelists include Gerard M Gallucci, US Chargé d'Affaires, Khartoum; John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President, International Crisis Group; and Kate Almquist, Advisor on Policy to USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios.
Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe describes the political opening that led to the creation of the Burundi Leadership Training Program and some of the challenges that remain for Burundian leaders.
An exhibition at the Wilson Center from October 23 - November 21, 2003 of 22 color photographs by photojournalist Mary Cross, selected from her book, Morocco: Sahara to the Sea, Abbeyville Press, 1995.
In this address, to be webcast live on September 11 at 10:00 a.m. (ET), former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Johnnie Carson, will discuss the political transition in Kenya and its meaning for American policy.
The former president of Burundi, His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, spoke at the Wilson Center about the current political dynamics in Burundi and ongoing efforts to secure an effective ceasefire and to consolidate the Burundian transition.
Africa Project Director Howard Wolpe remembers Walter Sisulu, the 'quiet giant' of the anti-apartheid movement, for his humility and his humanity. On May 5 Sisulu passed away at his home in Soweto, at the age of 90.
In this recent meeting co-convened by the Center's Africa Project and the International Crisis Group, a panel of leading U.S., UN and NGO experts agreed that one year after the cease-fire Angola has made important strides in terms of political stability and economic reform, but continues to face a number of daunting challenges.