Because of the significance of Nigeria to the entire African continent, and because of growing concern that the United States had paid insufficient attention to the signs of growing tensions and instability within Nigeria on the lead-up to the 2007 national elections, a consortium of primarily Washingtonbased institutions (the Wilson Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Africa Program at John Hopkins’ School for Advanced and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations) organized a series of programs designed to engage both Nigerian and American policymakers in an examination of “The Pending Nigerian Elections: A Step Toward Democratic Consolidation or Descent into Chaos?”
President Pierre Nkurunziza spoke of the fight to create the political and economic environment necessary in Burundi for investment, trade, and support from the international community.
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.
Summary of BLTP activities and projects, including follow on police trainings, more information on the Mbuye project, and a new leadership structure within the BLTP, French only. Published in June, 2005.
An interview with Klaus Toepfer head of the United Nations Environmental Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya