Africa News

Katanga: Muyambo-Katumbi, hand in hand!

May 05, 2009
The winds of revival and development of the Katanga province are already blowing. Proof of that: the determination and will of Katangese leaders to walk hand in hand from now on.

Africa Program Distinguished Fellow Nureldin Satti Speaks at Library of Congress

Apr 02, 2009
OSI Distinguished African Fellow, Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative to Africa and former Deputy Assistant Special Representative to the Secretary General in Burundi, gave a speech at the Library of Congress on "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace".To watch the speech, please click here.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

Africa: Rebuilding War-Torn Societies

Oct 01, 2008
At a recent awards dinner in South Africa, the Wilson Center honored South Africa's finance minister and a noted businessman for their noble efforts. Proceeds from this event are helping to fund the Africa Program's leadership training initiatives in Burundi, the DRC, and Liberia.

Distinguished African Scholar Betty Bigombe in the Washington Post

Jul 29, 2008
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.

Africa Program to Welcome Two Distinguished Fellows and Two Public Policy Scholars in 2008

Dec 20, 2007
The Wilson Center is pleased to announce that His Excellency Festus Mogae, current President of Botswana and Betty Oyella Bigombe, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will be joining the Africa Program as Distinguished Fellows.