The American government's new special adviser on the Great Lakes region, Howard Wolpe, discusses how the Obama administration could improve its diplomacy and strengthen peace-building in Central Africa.
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day, seven-country trip across Africa, Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald examined the tour's significance on Voice of America's Encounter program.
Secretary Carson writes: "Coming back to Kenya is a bit like coming home. After all, I spent four years here (1999-2003) as U.S. Ambassador, and I grew to love the country. It's hard not to. Kenya's spectacular beauty ranges from lofty mountains to the lush shores of Lake Victoria to the open savanna filled with wildlife to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean." Read full posting.
With the support of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund and United Nations Development Programme, the Leadership Project has recently re-launched its leadership training program in Liberia.
Clinton will emphasize the need to provide lasting food security by improving the continent's agricultural sector with American help.
Africa, and, most notably, West Africa, has become a major centre of the international drug trade in recent years, leaving U.S. and international organisations scrambling to deal with the problem, said a panel of experts on the subject at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.
A report from the first workshop held in Lubumbashi in the Katango Province with a range of leaders from different sectors of government.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened the Global Agricultural Development Project to stimulate a national and international dialogue on the options and opportunities needed to increase the productivity and income of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
The winds of revival and development of the Katanga province are already blowing. Proof of that: the determination and will of Katangese leaders to walk hand in hand from now on.
Howard Wolpe, Director of the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program, gave testimony to a panel of members of the US Senate Subcommittee on Africa.