On November 27, the Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted a discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Dr Besigye provided a profile of Uganda's political history, the status of opposition parties and the government's neo-patrimonial culture and its intolerance towards other political views.
Perspectives on Political Science writes that "Any scholar interested in comparative studies and international relations will find a wealth of substantive detail and theoretical discussion by expert observers of state effectiveness and breakdown" in this 2002 offering from Wilson Center Press and the Johns Hopkins University Press.More about this title can be found on the Johns Hopkins University Press website, along with ordering information.
English, French and Kirundi. This document includes reports on follow up workshops with Burundi's integrated police force, as well as the newly-elected Burundian government. Large file
On May 2nd, 2005, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of Nigeria spoke on progress building democracy in Nigeria. He discussed recent developments in the fight against corruption, the introduction of electoral democracy, improving democratic and human rights practices, and the future of U.S-Nigeria Relations.
Opportunities and Constraints for the Disarmament and Repatriation of Foreign Armed Groups in the DRCJul 07, 2011
On September 13, Hans Romkema of Conflict and Transition Consultancies (CTC) presented at the Wilson Center, his report on opportunities and constraints for the disarmament and repatriation (D&R) of foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
English and French; November, 2003
African Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations: Assessing Their Contribution to Economic Integration and Conflict ManagementJul 07, 2011
As one examines the Africa of today, its potential and its problems, its progress and its past, there are a number of recent developments that augur well for the future. This evolution gives Africa’s leaders the tools and framework to fashion its way forward and to secure Africa’s rightful role in the global order. The end of the Cold War, the liberation of minority ruled southern Africa, the emergence of the World Trade Organization and the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act, the focus on HIV/AIDS and related public health issues by the international community as well as the growth of civil society and pressures for democratic change throughout the continent, among many other things, all have resulted in an Africa that is markedly changed and full of potential.
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.
A powerpoint presentation about the Darfur conflict, goals, problems, and challenges faced by the international community given at the Woodrow Wilson Center Director's Forum on April 5, 2006.
Presentations made at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on September 14, 2005.