Southern Africa

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

Wild Laws: China and Its Role in Illicit Wildlife Trade

Picture your typical farm: Pigs, cows, chickens, goats…and tigers? This may sound far-fetched, but many iconic wild animals – including tigers, bears, and rhinos – are now farmed en masse in China.

Rwanda: 22 Years After Genocide

As Rwanda continues its recovery from the devastating genocide of 1994, H.E. Louise Mushikiwabo, the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, visited the Wilson Center to discuss ongoing progress, challenges, and opportunities with Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa.

Speakers (listed in order of appearance)
Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Africa Program Director, Wilson Center
H.E. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Rwanda

Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War

In the mid-1970s, the Cold War had frozen into a nuclear stalemate in Europe and retreated from the headlines in Asia. As Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter fought for the presidency in late 1976, the superpower struggle overseas seemed to take a backseat to more contentious domestic issues of race relations and rising unemployment. There was one continent, however, where the Cold War was on the point of flaring hot: Africa.

Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Whenever a nation acts in ways that threaten international norms and stability, it’s not long before someone is calling for sanctions in response. But are sanctions effective? Can they change the behavior of nations? And if so, what are the conditions necessary for them to do so? The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation recently hosted a conference that examined the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. sanctions past and present.

Internships with the Africa Program

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We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Process

We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Process

On June 30, 2014, President Zuma announced the re-opening of the land claims process. In the next round, South Africa must build on the successes and learn from the mistakes of the first round of restitution.

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