On November 8-9, 2007, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity partnered with the Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-based African Diplomatic corps to host their second two-day orientation for African diplomats at the Wilson Center.
On Wednesday, November 7, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, along with the Center's Africa Program, will host a Director's Forum featuring His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan.
Africa Program Partners with the Burundi Leadership Training Program to Gather Key Burundian Leaders, Help End Political StalemateOct 15, 2007
On September 9-12, the Africa Program, with its Burundi partner, the Burundi Leadership Training Program, mounted a "Key Leaders" retreat aimed at stemming a crisis of governance in Burundi. The ruling party had lost its parliamentary majority and tensions between it and the opposition parties had paralysed the government. The retreat, which brought together all party leaders, the four living former presidents, and other key government and society leaders, was used to rebuild trust, communications and negotiations skills among these former protagonists, and create the collaboration and cohesion that policymakers need to move the democratic process forward.
Ambassador Wolpe, Director of the Africa Program, interviewed on The African World TV.
Le Centre d'Alerte et de Prevention des Conflits (CENAP) in Bujumbura,Burundi and The North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada arepleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers on securitysector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi.
SEPTEMBER 2007 - Podcast discusses how reauthorizing PEPFAR at increased levels of funding, expanding AIDS prevention programs, and coordinating global efforts to combat HIV/AIDS under U.S. leadership could amplify the effectiveness and sustainability of the global AIDS response.
After a devastating five-year civil war, voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have just voted in the nation's first democratic elections in more than four decades. Here you will find a summary of recent discussions of the transition and other Congo-related resources.
There are about fifty of them. They come from integrated, non-integrated, and mixed army units, all from the 8th military region. The objective of their meeting, the first of its kind, is to discuss and to find solutions to the problems and tensions that divide the FARDC troops (Congolese army) in North Kivu, reports RadioOkapi.net.
WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.