Africa Publications

African Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations: Assessing Their Contribution to Economic Integration and Conflict Management

Jul 07, 2011
As one examines the Africa of today, its potential and its problems, its progress and its past, there are a number of recent developments that augur well for the future. This evolution gives Africa’s leaders the tools and framework to fashion its way forward and to secure Africa’s rightful role in the global order. The end of the Cold War, the liberation of minority ruled southern Africa, the emergence of the World Trade Organization and the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act, the focus on HIV/AIDS and related public health issues by the international community as well as the growth of civil society and pressures for democratic change throughout the continent, among many other things, all have resulted in an Africa that is markedly changed and full of potential. more

Building Peace in Darfur: The Vital Role of Women Leaders

Jul 07, 2011
On December 6, 2006 at the Wilson Center the Initiative for Inclusive Security presented a list of objectives for including women in the security process in Darfur. more

A Briefing on Somalia

Jul 07, 2011
On October 18, 2007, the Africa Program hosted a briefing on the current situation in Somalia with Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia. more

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Jul 07, 2011

Evolution du Processus Electorale au Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
French; Une analyse des développements récents au processus électorale, par Eugène Nindorera, ancien ministre des droits de la personne humaine du Burundi, et consultant au BLTP. more

The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

Jul 07, 2011
Special presentation by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission at the Wilson Center. more

Changes in U.S. Policy on Africa in the New Administration: What will it mean for AFRICOM?

Jul 07, 2011
U.S. policy is dictated by global political and economic realities as well as domestic U.S. policy priorities. Not only is President Obama faced with the stark reality of an America perceived by many to have lost its moral compass in an increasingly multi-polar world where American power and resource capacities are dwindling and its leadership role being challenged, but the priorities of policy and resource allocation must remain for the short and near-terms on the domestic economic crisis, the two unpopular wars he has inherited and traditional national interest priorities. In the realm of foreign affairs, this means that Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Japan and China will continue to be the highest priorities and, as the developing world intersects with those policy priorities, it will be mostly in the form of India, Brazil, and, perhaps, South Africa. more

The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

Jul 07, 2011
On October 19, 2007, the Africa Program hosted an event entitled "The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa" with Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the ECOWAS Commission. more

Verbatim transcript of Election Observation Missions conference

Jul 07, 2011
Unedited transcript of "Election Observation Missions: Making Them Count" conference, held on April 29, 2005. more

Papers and Articles

Jul 07, 2011

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.