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In post-conflict situations, one of the greatest political challenges is to help the leaders of warring factions to work collaboratively, among themselves and with the people they lead–to avoid war, build sustainable democratic institutions and support postwar reconstruction.

U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.

Springtime in Sudan

The anniversary of the 1964 "October Revolution," normally a cause for national celebration in Sudan, received no official attention last month as President Omar Hassan al-Bashir banned all attempts to celebrate the occasion -- and for good reason, says Senior Scholar David Ottaway.

Private Country Consultations and Working Group Meetings

The Africa Program periodically hosts closed door and invitation-only meetings where specific countries and the timely issues confronting those countries are roundly addressed and analyzed by experts, academics, representives from the government, NGO community, and private industry.  These meetings operate under Chatham House Rules and commentary from participants go unattibuted.  The Africa Program regularly assembles country working groups on Sudan, Sierra Leone, the Niger Delta, and Burundi.

Sudan: From the CPA to Separation

Tim McKulka, Photographer, United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Nureldin Satti, Former United Nations and Sudanese Diplomat, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

Jok Madut Jok, Under Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of the Republic of South Sudan

Alan Goulty, Former British Ambassador to Sudan, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

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