Report on this Africa Program conference by Voice of America's Serena Parker. Filed on April 30, 2005. Tune in via the Voice of America website or by following the link below.
While much of the world has virtually eliminated or is managing the impacts of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the Africa continent continues to struggle with the spread of these often deadly diseases. But efforts continue to turn the tide and progress is being made. For an update on this major public health challenge, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-hosted an event with Friends Africa. This episode of REWIND summarizes what was learned and what lies ahead.
In 2002, the Africa Program launched a major initiative in the war-torn Central African nation of Burundi to support the country's peace process through an innovative leadership-training program. Now, as the country prepares to select its first democratically chosen president in 12 years, it has the opportunity to bring a close to a brutal era of war and intercommunal violence that has left more than 300,000 dead.
This research was conducted by International Alert, along with partner organizations in the Congo. The preliminary findings were presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars on March 12, 2004 by Ms. Bisimwa and Ms. Chakupewa, leaders of two women's organizations in the Congo.
Report on a Workshop on Negotiation Skills and the Resolution of Conflict with Joint Liaison Teams of the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)
English; September, 2004
Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Read his testimony about the United States' role in encouraging the transition to democracy, peace and stability.