Africa Publications

Speech by His Excellency Festus Mogae on U.S. - Botswana Economic Relations

Jul 07, 2011
On June 26, 2003, His Excellency Festus Mogae, President of Botswana, spoke to a dinner gathering on the evolving economic relationship between the United States and Botswana, at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The dinner was sponsored by the Africa Program and the Corporate Council on Africa.

Report on the Causes and Consequences of Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in South Kivu, DRC

Jul 07, 2011
This research was conducted by International Alert, along with partner organizations in the Congo. The preliminary findings were presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars on March 12, 2004 by Ms. Bisimwa and Ms. Chakupewa, leaders of two women's organizations in the Congo.

Africa: In Search of Good Governance

Jul 07, 2011
A thematic collection from Igwe on Africa's needs and current events.

Papers and Articles

Jul 07, 2011

A Briefing on Somalia

Jul 07, 2011
On October 18, 2007, the Africa Program hosted a briefing on the current situation in Somalia with Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia.

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Jul 07, 2011
Beyond Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change. In this book, Eric Bjornlund provides an overview of what election monitoring is, where it comes from, and how it is currently conducted, and he educes general lessons for democracy promotion. Björnlund reports on actual practice, including case studies of particular election monitoring efforts and the author's own experience in the field, and on a few previous efforts to synthesize guidelines and lessons learned.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.

Evolution du Processus Electorale au Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
French; Une analyse des développements récents au processus électorale, par Eugène Nindorera, ancien ministre des droits de la personne humaine du Burundi, et consultant au BLTP.

Hitting the Target, Missing the Point: Youth Policies and Programmes in Kenya

Jul 07, 2011
Kenya has adopted major governance reforms aimed at improving its socioeconomic and political environment. The reforms include a new constitution (2010), Vision 2030 and other sectoral policies focusing on specific issues and categories of the population such as youth, children, women and persons with disabilities, among others. Youth have increasingly received attention due to their large numbers, gravity of the challenges confronting them and their role in political and electoral violence as well as crime.

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