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Beyond AGOA: An Update Case for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Between Africa and the United States

The Africa Program of the Wilson Center is concerned that, with the expiration of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in 2015 and rapid developments on the African continent in terms of private capital inflows, Chinese presence, economic growth (second fastest growing region in the world), and unlimited economic possibilities for this emergent continent, the United States does not have a comprehensive and coordinated economic policy towards Africa. Certainly the recent Presidential Policy Determination, issued in June, was positive in this regard, but specifics are lacking.

“The African Union 2012 and Beyond”: The Vision of Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

An Eye Toward the Future

The future of Africa is promising. Even though, the continent has made commendable efforts in development; more needs to be done. Hence, African states need to invest and actively work to make Africa the power it ought to be in the world.

A Conversation with Rudwan Dawod on his Incarceration in The Sudan

Rudwan Dawod has been the facilitator for reconciliation and humanitarian projects with Sudan Sunrise since 2009, and is the project director for a reconciliation project in which Muslims from Sudan, South Sudan and the United States are rebuilding a Catholic Cathedral in Torit, South Sudan. In late May, he left his home in Oregon to travel to South Sudan to direct this interfaith reconciliation project. During his trip, Mr. Dawod visited family in Sudan, and renewed his passport.

The 3rd Conference: Africa: 54 Countries, One Union


Organized by:

Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center;  School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University;  Foundation for World Wide Cooperation

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall:The Sudans After the Split

The paper gives a valuable update on current events, including the ongoing conflicts in Abyei, South Kordofan, and the Nuba Mountains, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), North and South conflicts on oil revenue, and internal political rivalry and governance issues, they also examine the mindsets, beliefs, and biases of the leadership of both sides that have led to the current situation.

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management


H.E. Djibrill Bassolé, Foreign Minister of the Burkinabe Government

William M. Bellamy, Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya and Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Wilson Center