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Working Papers on security sector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi

Oct 02, 2007
Le Centre d'Alerte et de Prevention des Conflits (CENAP) in Bujumbura,Burundi and The North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada arepleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers on securitysector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi.

PEPFAR Conversation with Dr. Peter Piot

Sep 26, 2007
SEPTEMBER 2007 - Podcast discusses how reauthorizing PEPFAR at increased levels of funding, expanding AIDS prevention programs, and coordinating global efforts to combat HIV/AIDS under U.S. leadership could amplify the effectiveness and sustainability of the global AIDS response.

Building Cohesion among Diverse Actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul 24, 2007
After a devastating five-year civil war, voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have just voted in the nation's first democratic elections in more than four decades. Here you will find a summary of recent discussions of the transition and other Congo-related resources.

Goma (Congo): Officers from different brigades confer

Jun 26, 2007
There are about fifty of them. They come from integrated, non-integrated, and mixed army units, all from the 8th military region. The objective of their meeting, the first of its kind, is to discuss and to find solutions to the problems and tensions that divide the FARDC troops (Congolese army) in North Kivu, reports RadioOkapi.net.

Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

May 14, 2007
WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.

Angolan Progress and Prospects: A Conference on Development and Reconstruction

May 04, 2007
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.

La Conférence des présidents prend ses quartiers Univ' à Nganda

May 03, 2007
L'Initiative pour un Leadership collaboratif et pour la cohésion de l'Etat en R-dCongo, ILCCE en sigle, vient de réussir un coup de maître: délocaliser, pendant une semaine, la vénérable Conférence des Présidents de l'Assemblée Nat. (bureau de l'Assemblée Nat. au grand complet hormis le président Vital Kamerhe en mission à l'étranger, présidents des Groupes parlementaires et présidents des commissions parlementaires), soit - comme les promoteurs l'ont bien indiqué dans le carton d'invitation - les «personnalités clés» de la Chambre basse de la R-dC pour... les remettre en cause et à niveau sur des thèmes portant sur le leadership et la cohésion de l'État.

La plénière Kahemba et Bundu Dia Kongo dans une dizaine de jours

Apr 27, 2007
Vital Kamerhe, le président de l'Assemblée Nationale de R-dC est, depuis jeudi 26 avril, en déplacement à l'étranger, en Indonésie et en Afrique du Sud, a appris «Le Soft International». Du coup, la Chambre basse du Parlement pourrait être contrainte d'observer un service minimum comme encore tout récemment lorsque Vital Kamerhe se trouvant en Afrique du Sud, des députés de l'opposition avaient décidé de suspendre leur participation aux plénières, invoquant des questions liées à leur sécurité, empêchant du coup les plénières de se tenir.

Wilson Center Partner Discusses Training in Congo

Jan 18, 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).

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