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.
Transcript of "Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation"Jul 07, 2011
Verbatim transcripts of a half-day conference held at the Wilson Center on June 7, 2006, which focused on ways to strengthen the collaboration between military and civilian actors in conflict and post conflict environments.
Verbatim transcript of a discussion with Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior, Southern Sudanese Minister for Roads and Transportation and widow of the late Sudanese People's Liberation Movement leader John Garang, on the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and development challenges facing Southern Sudan.
On November 4th, 2005, H.E. Salva Kiir, First Vice President of Sudan, President of Southern Sudan and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM, delivered a wide-ranging presentation, and released the attached statement. A video and summary of the event can be found here.
Between September 26 and October 1, 2005, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Burundi Leadership Training Program held a retreat for the Vice-Presidents, cabinet and senior advisers of the newly-elected Burundi government. President Nkurunziza observed the retreat, and delivered the closing address. Translated into English by Diane Yameogo
Unedited transcript of "Election Observation Missions: Making Them Count" conference, held on April 29, 2005.
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.
On March 24, 2005, Angolan journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques delivered a presentation condemning human rights abuses connected to Angola's diamond industry, and recommended that the international community work to improve living conditions for those in the legal diamond trade, as well as those affected by the market for illegal "blood diamonds."