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Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.

The Leadership Project Completes Its Final Workshop on Building Collaborative Capacity Amongst Liberian Leaders

Feb 09, 2011
From January 20-22, 2011, The Wilson Center held its final workshop at Thinkers Village in Paynesville, Liberia.The focus of this workshop was to review the tools and skill-sets provided to the participants... and explore ways in which that network can continue to reinforce itself and expand its impact.

Zimbabwe: From Crisis to Renewal

Dec 02, 2010
Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Read his testimony about the United States' role in encouraging the transition to democracy, peace and stability.

New From the CWIHP Book Series: A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964

Nov 30, 2010
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.

Burundi: A Fragile State on the Precipice

Nov 10, 2010
Dave Peterson, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Adrien Sindayigaya, Search for Common Ground, Burundi, Lena Slachmuijlder, Search for Common Ground, DRC, Narcisse Kalisa, Search for Common Ground, Rwanda,Howard Wolpe, Former Special Advisor on the Great Lakes Region to the Obama Administration, Moderator

Former Botswana President Champions Health, Governance Issues

Nov 04, 2010
Former Botswana President Festus Mogae is working actively with world leaders on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts across Africa. "We can't ask the international community for help unless we first help ourselves," said Mogae, who recently spent several months as a Wilson Center scholar to further his work.

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Kenya

Sep 15, 2010
Kenya's youth unemployment rate stands at 65%, among the highest in the world. OSI New African Voices Scholar Margaret Wamuyu Muthee explains why Kenya must either find a solution before its 2012 elections fast-approaching or risk renewed violence.

Accelerating Action Against Child Labor

Jun 08, 2010
In 2006, the International Labor Organization laid out a Global Action Plan designed to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016. Four years later, the report shows mixed results. On May 25, the Africa Program hosted a roundtable event to discuss the latest report and to outline the work that lies ahead.

Leadership Project joins Spectrum Media for Jointly Proposed Documentary Film on Peacebuilding in Burundi

May 25, 2010
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Spectrum Media, Boston, have jointly proposed to produce a documentary film on the peacebuilding process in Burundi.

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