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.
Nov 05, 2007
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.
Oct 15, 2007
Ambassador Wolpe, Director of the Africa Program, interviewed on The African World TV.
Oct 02, 2007
Le Centre d'Alerte et de Prevention des Conflits (CENAP) in Bujumbura,Burundi and The North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada arepleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers on securitysector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi.
Jul 24, 2007
After a devastating five-year civil war, voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have just voted in the nation's first democratic elections in more than four decades. Here you will find a summary of recent discussions of the transition and other Congo-related resources.
Jun 26, 2007
There are about fifty of them. They come from integrated, non-integrated, and mixed army units, all from the 8th military region. The objective of their meeting, the first of its kind, is to discuss and to find solutions to the problems and tensions that divide the FARDC troops (Congolese army) in North Kivu, reports RadioOkapi.net.
May 14, 2007
WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.
May 04, 2007
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.
May 03, 2007
L'Initiative pour un Leadership collaboratif et pour la cohésion de l'Etat en R-dCongo, ILCCE en sigle, vient de réussir un coup de maître: délocaliser, pendant une semaine, la vénérable Conférence des Présidents de l'Assemblée Nat. (bureau de l'Assemblée Nat. au grand complet hormis le président Vital Kamerhe en mission à l'étranger, présidents des Groupes parlementaires et présidents des commissions parlementaires), soit - comme les promoteurs l'ont bien indiqué dans le carton d'invitation - les «personnalités clés» de la Chambre basse de la R-dC pour... les remettre en cause et à niveau sur des thèmes portant sur le leadership et la cohésion de l'État.