Africa News

Remembering Rwanda: Ten Years after the Genocide

May 17, 2004
Between April and July 1994, the Rwandan genocide saw the slaughter of close to one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus while the world stood by, unwilling to intervene. This spring, ten years later, the Wilson Center, along with several other organizations, held a series of events to not only remember, but to assess the lessons learned from that tragedy. Shown here is Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaking about the steps his nation has taken to rebuild and reconcile.

Remembering Rwanda

Mar 26, 2004
Throughout the months of March, April, and May, a series of commemorative events will be held in the Washington, DC area to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Peace-Building Update

Feb 12, 2004
On Thursday, February 12, Ambassador William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the head of the UN Observer Mission to the DRC will give a briefing on the peace process. This event will be webcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET).

Sudan: The Peace Process and Beyond

Jan 05, 2004
On Monday, January 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET) tune in to a webcast where leading experts on Sudan will discuss the ongoing peace process. Panelists include Gerard M Gallucci, US Chargé d'Affaires, Khartoum; John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President, International Crisis Group; and Kate Almquist, Advisor on Policy to USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios.

Shaping Burundi's Future

Dec 01, 2003
Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe describes the political opening that led to the creation of the Burundi Leadership Training Program and some of the challenges that remain for Burundian leaders.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

Sep 11, 2003
In this address, to be webcast live on September 11 at 10:00 a.m. (ET), former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Johnnie Carson, will discuss the political transition in Kenya and its meaning for American policy.

The Current State of the Burundi Peace Process

Jun 20, 2003
The former president of Burundi, His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, spoke at the Wilson Center about the current political dynamics in Burundi and ongoing efforts to secure an effective ceasefire and to consolidate the Burundian transition.

Tribute to Walter Sisulu

May 20, 2003
Africa Project Director Howard Wolpe remembers Walter Sisulu, the 'quiet giant' of the anti-apartheid movement, for his humility and his humanity. On May 5 Sisulu passed away at his home in Soweto, at the age of 90.

Angola's First Year of Peace

Apr 11, 2003
In this recent meeting co-convened by the Center's Africa Project and the International Crisis Group, a panel of leading U.S., UN and NGO experts agreed that one year after the cease-fire Angola has made important strides in terms of political stability and economic reform, but continues to face a number of daunting challenges.

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