Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe describes the political opening that led to the creation of the Burundi Leadership Training Program and some of the challenges that remain for Burundian leaders.
Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.
On November 27, the Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted a discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Dr Besigye provided a profile of Uganda's political history, the status of opposition parties and the government's neo-patrimonial culture and its intolerance towards other political views.
Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions, by Trudy Huskamp Peterson draws on research in Burundi, Chad, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, and elsewhere to examine the preservation of truth commissions' archives worldwide. The full text of this new book is available for free download.
A series of shorter papers, providing concise and timely event briefs of important issues relevant to contemporary political, social or economic issues in Africa. These papers showcase commentary and research from leading policymakers, academics and prominent business figures.