Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
Phone: (202) 691-4016

May 4, 2007

Five Years of Peace: Progress and Prospects
A Conference on Development and Reconstruction in Angola

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.

The "Angola Day" conference will include individual presentations as well as panel discussions, and it will conclude with a reception and cultural entertainment, featuring Angolan musicians Yuri da Cunha and the group Kituxi. Throughout the conference and reception, paintings by Angolan artists will be on display.

What: "Angola Day"—celebration and conference

Who: Aguinaldo Jaime—Angolan Deputy Prime Minister; Jendayi Frazer—U.S.
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Donald Payne—Chair of the
House Sub-committee on Africa; Yuri da Cunha and Kituxi—Angolan musicians

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004-3027

Due to limited space, reservations are required for this event. Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter, 202-691-4016 or

If you have questions or would like additional information about this conference, please contact Roseline Fodouop Tekeu at or visit

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue.