Ambassador Howard Wolpe discussed the work of the Africa Program in an interview with The African World TV on February 25, 2007. Wolpe gave a brief overview of the Wilson Center's work in increasing the visibility of Africa through a public policy forum. He spoke of the idea for the leadership training program he began in Burundi stemming from his past diplomatic experiences. These revealed the shortcomings in many peace processes that lack elements to truly change the mentality of key actors. He gave more detailed descriptions of the case in Burundi, where leadership training for key leaders began four years ago. This was followed by a second segment on the cases of other countries emerging from conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia. Ambassador Wolpe also responded to questions on the role of the U.S. and African policy in general within an international context.

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