Southern Africa News

Mugabe is Bailed out by Beijing. But too Little too Late for Zimbabwe?

Sep 16, 2014
The southern African strong man was greeted by President Xi Jinping in a full state visit to China. But did Mugabe put up all his minerals and ore for a badly needed loan?

What Next for US-Africa Engagement?

Aug 22, 2014
From August 4-6, 2014, the first ever US-Africa Summit took place in Washington, DC. The Africa Program and its colleagues provided daily coverage of the event and a variety of perspectives on what this means for US-Africa relations going forward.

New publications by NPIHP Scholars

Apr 03, 2014
Jo-Ansie van Wyk publishes a new article titled "Atoms, Apartheid, and the Agency: South Africa’s relations with the IAEA, 1957-1995” in Cold War History and Ori Rabinowitz released her new book Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Appointed to Head Wilson Center’s Africa Program

Mar 21, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Center announced today that Dr. Monde Muyangwa will be the new director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program.

When Nelson Mandela First Emerged to Freedom

Dec 06, 2013
"Mandela’s great legacy to South Africa, indeed the entire world, was to preach and practice reconciliation between former sworn enemies," writes David Ottaway.

Madiba: A Belief in Humanity

Dec 05, 2013
'The accessibility, casual intimacy and humanity that I was privileged to experience in meeting him has in fact, made an entire nation and world feel they were members of his family and can call him Madiba,' writes Steve McDonald on the sad occasion of Nelson Mandela's death.

Why Russia Needs the BRICS

Sep 05, 2013
Russia highly values its BRICS membership and wants to deepen its cooperation even as the economic dynamism behind the original concept has begun to run out of steam, writes William Pomeranz on CNN.com.

Research Updates on Brazil's Nuclear Relations with South Africa, Argentina

Jul 15, 2013
NPIHP has just published two new Research Updates in cooperation with the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today's releases document Brazil's earliest efforts to cooperate with Argentina on nuclear issues, as well as South Africa's attempt in the late 1970s to work with Brazil on nuclear technology development.

NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

Apr 01, 2013
The new collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.

Africa Rising

Jan 17, 2013
For decades, much of the news about Africa was dire. From disease and famine to horrific violence, the continent has endured its share of problems. But while challenges remain, positive trends are developing across the continent. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson spoke about trends and developments and about U.S. involvement with the nations of Africa.

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