Africa News

Brazil-Africa Leadership Forum 2013

Nov 14, 2013
On November 27, This is Africa and the Financial Times, in partnership with the Brazil Institute and Africa Program will host a forum on the growing partnership.

Burkina Faso: A Conversation With President Compaoré

Oct 24, 2013
In this Context interview, President Blaise Compaoré spoke about his role in conflict mediation in Mali and also about his thoughts on economic development in Burkina Faso.

Why Russia Needs the BRICS

Sep 05, 2013
Russia highly values its BRICS membership and wants to deepen its cooperation even as the economic dynamism behind the original concept has begun to run out of steam, writes William Pomeranz on

Fragile Island of Peace

Jul 31, 2013
A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.

China Shifting Balance of Power in Nile River Basin

Jul 12, 2013
China pivots towards northern Africa in its unprecedented wave of hydro-infrastructure development.

The Woodrow Wilson Center Announces 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Class

May 30, 2013
Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Wilson Center, is pleased to announce the members of the 2013-2014 fellowship class. The 21 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2013, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Africa Transformed: How Women and Youth are Leading the Way Through Technology and Innovation

May 08, 2013
Development on the African continent has gone “high tech.” Using the Internet, mobile devices, and other tools unavailable to previous generations, young people, particularly women, are leading the way in finding innovative ways to unleash technology to solve problems large and small. During a recent conference conducted by the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, we spoke with three front line leaders of a movement that has transformational potential.

The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

Apr 17, 2013
Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.

CWIHP Book Series "A Distant Front in the Cold War" Reviewed on H-Net

Apr 16, 2013
"A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956–1964" by CWIHP Fellow Sergey Mazov and published by the Wilson Center Press was reviewed on H-Net by Anne-Kristin Hartmetz.