Africa News

Senior Scholar Discusses Aid for Trade

Jul 31, 2006
Senior Scholar John Sewell has planned several Wilson Center conferences on trade issues, most recently a particularly timely one on Aid for Trade.

From the WQ: Article and Discussion on "Miracle in Mali"

Jul 31, 2006
Why is one of Africa's most successful democracies taking hold in an impoverished Muslim country half-covered in the sand of the Sahara desert? In Mali, the seeds of change are rooted in tradition

Africa Program Welcomes New Scholars

Jun 06, 2006
Distinguished African economists Callisto Madavo and K.Y. Amoako as well as three doctoral candidates begin residence at the Wilson Center.

The Congo: Working to Rebuild a Failed State

Mar 01, 2006
After a devastating five-year civil war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now undergoing a difficult and still fragile political transition to democracy. To aid in the transition, the Wilson Center's Africa Program and a partner organization have been called in to train Congolese leaders in an effort to strengthen the cohesion and capacity of the state.

Environment and Security in the Great Lakes Region

Mar 01, 2006
Wilson Center Africa Policy Scholar Patricia Kameri-Mbote discusses environmental and security hazards in Africa's Great Lakes region and opportunities for environmental peacemaking.

Election Observation Missions: Making them Count

Jan 30, 2006
An examination of strategies to enhance the contribution of international election observation missions to the broader field of democracy promotion, by former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, with Elizabeth Voeller and Marianna Ofosu.[download the report][visit the conference site]

World's Largest Gathering of Africa Scholars to Discuss Politics, Health

Nov 14, 2005
African Studies Association Convenes 2,000 Scholars and Policymakers in Washington, DC to Examine Continent's History and Future

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