Jul 29, 2008
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.
Dec 20, 2007
The Wilson Center is pleased to announce that His Excellency Festus Mogae, current President of Botswana and Betty Oyella Bigombe, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will be joining the Africa Program as Distinguished Fellows.
Nov 13, 2007
Figures and trends.UNHCR, 2007
Nov 05, 2007
Nov 05, 2007
On Wednesday, November 7, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, along with the Center's Africa Program, will host a Director's Forum featuring His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan.
Africa Program Partners with the Burundi Leadership Training Program to Gather Key Burundian Leaders, Help End Political Stalemate
Oct 15, 2007
On September 9-12, the Africa Program, with its Burundi partner, the Burundi Leadership Training Program, mounted a "Key Leaders" retreat aimed at stemming a crisis of governance in Burundi. The ruling party had lost its parliamentary majority and tensions between it and the opposition parties had paralysed the government. The retreat, which brought together all party leaders, the four living former presidents, and other key government and society leaders, was used to rebuild trust, communications and negotiations skills among these former protagonists, and create the collaboration and cohesion that policymakers need to move the democratic process forward.