For decades, much of the news about Africa was dire. From disease and famine to horrific violence, the continent has endured its share of problems. But while challenges remain, positive trends are developing across the continent. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson spoke about trends and developments and about U.S. involvement with the nations of Africa.
Summary of BLTP activities and projects, including the "Key Leaders Retreat" which attracted a remarkable number of "key players" including Burundi's four living former presidents; top leaders from all major political parties - the CNDD-FDD, FRODEBU, CNDD, UPRONA, and PARENA- the Chief of Staff of the Burundian National Defense Forces; the Director-General of the National Police; the President of the Commission for Demobilization, Reintegration and Reinsertion; and several key civil society leaders. French only. Published in October, 2007
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.
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?”
Measured by almost any criteria, in recent decades the Horn of Africa has been one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990.This paper suggests that viewing the Horn through a conflict resolution and peacebuilding lens is essential for developing new, comprehensive and integrated policy approaches in the region.