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Women as Agents of Change: Traditional Practices and Community-Based Social Change in Ethiopia

June 20, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Dr. Bogaletch Gebre is the recipient of this year's King Badouin African Development Prize. She is a passionate women’s rights activist from Ethiopia and has been recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of women through innovation and altering traditional conceptions of a woman’s role in shaping her political, economic, and social destiny.
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A Briefing by The Honorable Raila A. Odinga: African Achievements and Challenges: Learning from the Past but Looking Forward

June 18, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
The former Prime Minister of the Republic Kenya, The Honorable Raila A. Odinga, discussed the past 50 years of achievements and challenges on the continent as well as his vision for Africa over the next 50 years, with a particular focus on Africa's future engagements with China and the United States.
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Business of Civil War: New Forms of Life in the Debris of the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 22, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
This event has been organized in order to discuss a new book authored by Patience Kabamba, Assistant Professor of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. In this work, Kabamba discusses the enterprises of the Nande trust networks and consequently aims to challenge the assumption that a “weak state” is synonymous with a “failed” society.

Private Discussion on Current Prospects for Madagascar with Béatrice Atallah

May 21, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Malagasy democracy has been in what one participant termed a “state of turbulence” since a military coup d’état in March 2009. A roadmap to peace was signed in September 2011, and the CENI-T was formed in February 2012 as a formal body to manage the electoral process. The discussion focused on CENI-T’s activities to ensure a credible election, as well as the challenges associated with this process.

POSTPONED: The Imperatives of Inter-Religious Dialogue in Nigeria

April 30, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
This event has been postponed until further notice.

A Briefing on the Niger Delta: Where Things Stand

April 26, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Contrary to the deadly and deeply troubling situation in northern Nigeria and parts of the Middle Belt, ongoing insecurity, abductions, and politically-motivated violence in the oil-producing Niger Delta, a hotbed of unrest and instability just a few years ago, seems to be abating.

AGOA Policy Breakfast

April 25, 2013 // 8:00am10:00am
On Thursday, April 25, House and Senate Members gathered in the Member’s Room of the Library of Congress for the first in a series of policy breakfasts on Africa-focused issues.
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A Crisis of Governance in South Sudan

April 24, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
This event has been organized in order to discuss a new book authored by H.E. Dr. Lual A. Deng, Oil Minister for the Republic of Sudan where he discusses how Dr. John Garang’s ideas and concepts regarding freedom, liberty and human dignity could help facilitate the good governance practice in the South.

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