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Workshop in Katanga, Session Report

A report from the first workshop held in Lubumbashi in the Katango Province with a range of leaders from different sectors of government.

Issue 22: Coffee and Community: Combining Agribusiness and Health in Rwanda

Author Irene Kitzantides describes the SPREAD Project's integration of agribusiness development with community health care and education, including family planning, in Rwanda.

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

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).

Opportunities and Constraints for the Disarmament and Repatriation of Foreign Armed Groups in the DRC

On September 13, Hans Romkema of Conflict and Transition Consultancies (CTC) presented at the Wilson Center, his report on opportunities and constraints for the disarmament and repatriation (D&R) of foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2013 Elections Guide

This 2013 Elections Guide features all of the presidential and legislative elections this year, covering election cycles in twelve countries for a total of fifteen. Notably, there are entries for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s electoral conquest after a year of instability in Mali, President Robert Mugabe’s successful re-election bid in Zimbabwe, as well as future presidential contests in Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar.

Beyond AGOA: An Update Case for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Between Africa and the United States

In this paper, McDonald, Lande & Matanda argue that, premised on conditions here in the U.S., in Africa and elsewhere, the ‘perfect storm’could be brewing for an effective renewal or enhancement of AGOA before the program expires in 2015. With ingredients such as the Obama Administration’s ‘whole-of-government’ approach, Africa’s rapid ascent as a trade and investment destination and the risk of an inappropriate response to China and other third countries’ Africa engagement, the paper’s recommendations pivot towards ensuring that the U.S. and Africa form a more equitable commercial partnership.

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