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."
On March 9, 2005, Patricia De Lille, leader of the Independent Democrats, a South African opposition party, reflected on the changes and challenges facing the new South Africa. She praised the progress that has been made in the decade since apartheid, but also addressed new challenges such as AIDS, the crisis in Zimbabwe and growing economic inequality.
Unedited transcript of "Remembering Rwanda: The Responsibility to Protect" conference, held in 2004.
On October 27, 2004, General Lamine Cisse, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current Representative of the U.N. Secretary General in the Central African Republic delivered a presentation on the relationship between economic and security integration in West Africa, and commented on some of the greatest challenges facing the region.