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Fellow Takes a Fresh Look at the Niger Delta "Story"

Oct 01, 2008
The oil-rich Niger Delta is in crisis and violence has intensified there in recent months. Wilson Center Fellow Deirdre LaPin, who lived in Nigeria for 13 years, is writing a book about this troubled area—a story of oil companies, governments, and society colliding—in the hopes that a balanced account will help lead to a solution.

Africa: Breaking Down Barriers

Oct 01, 2008
Africa Program Managing Director Steve McDonald has been engaged in conflict transformation work in Africa for decades. His current efforts include building personal relationships among previously warring factions, and it's been some of his most fulfilling work to date.

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.