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.
"Mandela’s great legacy to South Africa, indeed the entire world, was to preach and practice reconciliation between former sworn enemies," writes David Ottaway.
'The accessibility, casual intimacy and humanity that I was privileged to experience in meeting him has in fact, made an entire nation and world feel they were members of his family and can call him Madiba,' writes Steve McDonald on the sad occasion of Nelson Mandela's death.
On November 27, This is Africa and the Financial Times, in partnership with the Brazil Institute and Africa Program will host a forum on the growing partnership.
During his recent visit to the United States, we had the opportunity to speak with President Blaise Compaoré about his role in conflict mediation in Mali and also about his thoughts on economic development in Burkina Faso.
A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.
Development on the African continent has gone “high tech.” Using the Internet, mobile devices, and other tools unavailable to previous generations, young people, particularly women, are leading the way in finding innovative ways to unleash technology to solve problems large and small. During a recent conference conducted by the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, we spoke with three front line leaders of a movement that has transformational potential.
Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity's 2012 "Year in Review"Feb 08, 2013
A summary of the Africa Program and Leadership Project events, meetings, and publications of 2012 and the upcoming highlights of 2013.
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.