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The ANC and Post-Apartheid South Africa Quo Vadis: One Hundred Years Going on Twenty

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, South Africa is three years away from celebrating twenty years of freedom. The likelihood is that the African National Congress (ANC) will be celebrating twenty years in power.  What have those twenty years meant to South Africa?
Has freedom delivered a better life for all 
South Africans?

Trade & Economic Development

Over the past thirty years many developing countries have taken advantage of an increasingly open world trade and investment system to grow and develop.  Unfortunately, a number of African countries have not been part of the global trade system and, as a result, their growth has not been as rapid as it could have been. Addressing the barriers to greater African participation in the global commercial system can be an important spur to future economic development in Africa. 

Woodrow Wilson International Fellowships

Fellowships @ The Wilson Center 2012-2013

Scholarship awards and residencies

Africa-Related Fellowships and Internships at the Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a number of residential fellowships for the study of Africa, and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Unless otherwise noted, all awards are open to citizens of any country. Brief information about each of these fellowship programs appears below, along with links to application materials and further details, where available.

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; 

School of Advamced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; 

Foundation for World Wide Cooperation

"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity. Also, at issue will be the role of actors such as the United Nations, African Union, European Union, and the United States and China governments. 

Issue 23: To Live With the Sea: Reproductive Health Care and Marine Conservation in Madagascar

On the remote southwestern coast of Madagascar, home to the semi-nomadic seafaring Vezo ethnic group, most girls have their first child before the age of 18, and families with 10 children or more are commonplace. But since the marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures launched a family planning program in 2007, couples and women like Christine are able to make their own reproductive health choices.