Stemming from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard in international policy forums, the Leadership Project has launched a major initiative that brings African-based research and policy institutions together in order to identify issues they feel are critical to North/South dialogue.
With H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new regulations requiring oil, gas, and mineral companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to report payments to foreign governments. The aim of the effort is to reduce the kind of corruption and insecurity seen in places like Angola, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – sometimes called the “resource curse.” But, argues Wilson Center scholar Jeff Colgan, it may also help reduce international conflict between more developed countries as well.
English; March 2007.
Michel Noureddine Kassa is interviewed by the newspaper Le Potentiel (Kinshasa). Mr. Kassa is the Country Coordinator of the ILCCE, one of the Wilson Center's partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This powerpoint presentation was delivered at an Africa Program conference on November 10, 2004. The research is the product of the first nation-wide survey and 12 focus groups on the topic of how to address war crimes, conducted in August and September, 2004. The survey was conducted by the Transitional Justice Working Group, a consortium of Liberian NGOs, with the support of U.S. and Liberian organizations.
A half-day conference examining the legacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and assessing ways to ensure that AGOA's potential is fully realized. View videos of the proceedings via the conference website.