Africa Publications

South Africa and the United States: A Post-Election Prognosis

Jul 07, 2011
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson discussed the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to South Africa and spoke of the administration’s desire to build upon existing areas of cooperation. Carson described South Africa as the economic locomotive crucial to Africa’s long-term growth and stability. He praised the country’s commitment to democracy and rule of law, noting that South Africa’s record of success serves as a powerful example to other African governments. Carson emphasized the importance of economic partnership as being at the heart of US-South African relations. more

Angola's Financial Sector: The Growth Opportunity

Jul 07, 2011
As part of the Angola Day event on May 9, 2007, Emidio Pinheiro presented a powerpoint presentation discussing the macroeconomic outlook of Angola, the domestic financial sector, and the challenges of the future. more

Transcript of "Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation"

Jul 07, 2011
Verbatim transcripts of a half-day conference held at the Wilson Center on June 7, 2006, which focused on ways to strengthen the collaboration between military and civilian actors in conflict and post conflict environments. more

Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria

Jul 07, 2011
This keynote address was presented by distinguished feminist scholar, Ayesha Imam, coordinator of the Nigerian women's rights organization BAOBOB, at a forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Middle East Project on Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa, on September 17th, 2003. more

Conflict-Sensitive Development Assistance: The Case of Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
English; Published by the World Bank as Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Working Paper No. 27, June 2005. more

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Jul 07, 2011
Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

It Always Rains in the Same Place First: Geographic Favoritism in Rural Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
-Field report based on the Wilson Center's Community-Based Leadership Program in Burundi more

Africa: The Development Challenges of the 21st Century

Jul 07, 2011
The fourth installment in the Africa Program's Occasional Paper Series assesses past struggles and future prospects for economic, political and social development on the continent. more

Presentation by General Lamine Cissé on Economic and Security Integration in West Africa

Jul 07, 2011
On October 27, 2004, General Lamine Cisse, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current Representative of the U.N. Secretary General in the Central African Republic delivered a presentation on the relationship between economic and security integration in West Africa, and commented on some of the greatest challenges facing the region. more

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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.