Sudan faces multiple crises. The CPA, which ended the southern conflict, has not been fully implemented. International support has been patchy. Demarcation of the North/South border has again been postponed. Preparations for the southern and Abyei referenda, due to be held in January, are well behind schedule, as are the popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where state elections have been put off until November. Inter-tribal conflict troubles the South.
Speech by His Excellency Joaquim Chissano entitled "Political Stability, Conflict Resolution, and Development in Southern Africa"Jul 07, 2011
On February 27, 2002, H.E. Joaquim Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique discussed the future of southern Africa, and how best to promote peace, stability and development in the region, placing special emphasis on the role that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must play in acheiving these aims. He drew upon Mozambique's transformation to illustrate the possibility of regional reconstruction.
These policy recommendations were drafted by a delegation of 16 Sudanese women peacebuilders during seven days of meetings in New York and Washington, DC, sponsored by Women Waging Peace. The Wilson Center joined Women Waging Peace in sponsoring events in Washington. Full coverage of this conference is available from the Women Waging Peace site.
Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
English; Published by the World Bank as Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Working Paper No. 27, June 2005.
Professor René Lemarchand gives an in depth analysis of and update on the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reflecting on a three-week trip through three areas in the east: Uvira, Bukavu and Goma.
This 1996 offering from the Wilson Center Press, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge Press, remains a seminal text on the tragic events that have shaped present-day Burundi.More about this title can be found on the Cambridge 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 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.
English and French; November, 2003