Sub-Saharan Africa


    • Op-Ed

    Reluctant Missionaries

    NGOs frequently call on oil and mining companies to not only improve their own practices but also those of the countries in which they operate. But private corporations cannot reform developing-country governments; neither can the governments of industrialized countries, the World Bank, or the NGOs. Much of the change can only come from inside, and the process will be slow and convoluted.

    • Event

    USCR Launches the World Refugee Survey 2001

    The Carnegie Endowment hosted a meeting to introduce the United States Commitee for Refugees' World Refugee Survey 2001. Experts discussed refugee trends in 2000.

    • Op-Ed

    End to Africa's Wars

    A large swath of Africa has been engulfed by war for several years. The situation is unlikely to improve because the conflicts arise from the disintegration of postcolonial states—the order that was imposed on Africa by outside states. Wars will continue to flare up until a new order emerges, either imposed by the international community or based on new territorial and political arrangements.

    • Policy Outlook

    Less Is Better: An Agenda for Africa

    In the 1990s, the Clinton administration led the international community in pursuit of a grand vision of reforming African countries into modern free-market democracies. That vision, however, was a poor match for the reality of conflict and stagnation on the ground. U.S. resources fell short of the rhetoric, and the policy yielded few results.

    • Event

    Continuing Crisis in the DRC: The Unheralded Death Toll and Its Implications

    • October 12, 2000
    • Washington, D.C.

    Carnegie's International Migration Policy Program hosted a briefing to discuss a recent survey of mortality in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for the humanitarian and policy-making communities.

    • Event

    U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration and Refugee Services: Trip to Africa

    • September 12, 2000
    • Washington, D.C.

    The Great Lakes Region of Africa has the greatest need of humanitarian aid yet receives the lowest proportion of resources relative to that need. Bishop Phillip Straling, Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Wenski, Father Michael Perry, and Lacy Wright discussed their recent trip to the region in a talk moderated by Kathleen Newland.

    • Op-Ed

    Message to the US Congress: It's the World, Stupid

    Time and again, US officials have stated that they do not want America to become the policeman of the world. Yet the one institution that can help the United States from being placed in that role-the United Nations-has been treated shabbily by the United States. The United States must re-affirm the UN’s mission with concrete action, beginning with the payment of long-overdue UN dues.

    • Op-Ed

    Democratic Reversals

    • Marina Ottaway
    • July 01, 2000
    • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

    Democratic transformations are never simple, linear processes. If it wants to promote democracy, the international community will have to accept the messy, compromise–driven policymaking process with which the citizens of democratic countries are familiar.

    • Event

    Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s

    During the 1990s, more than fifty new episodes of sanctions occurred. The conventional wisdom is that sanctions are ineffective and merely serve to placate public demands for action. David Cortright and George Lopez presented the findings of their book, The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s, which develops a set of criteria for judging the full impact of sanctions.

    • Op-Ed

    Think Again: Africa

    Much of the world sees Africa as one of two extremes. Either it is a continent beset by genocidal warfare, corrupt leaders, and rampant poverty or it is a region that is about to enter a renaissance. But Africa is neither on the verge of widespread anarchy nor at the dawn of democratic and economic renewal.

Carnegie Experts on
Sub-Saharan Africa

  • expert thumbnail - Brechenmacher
    Saskia Brechenmacher
    Associate Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Saskia Brechenmacher is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, conflict, and governance, as well as trends in civic activism and civil society repression.
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    Frances Z. Brown
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, decentralization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
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    Steven Feldstein
    Nonresident Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Steven Feldstein is a nonresident fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy, technology, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, conflict trends, and Africa.
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    Matthew Page
    Nonresident Scholar
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Matthew T. Page is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Ryu
    Rexon Ryu
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Ryu is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
  • expert thumbnail - Stanton
    Charlotte Stanton
    Silicon Valley Office
    Charlotte Stanton is the inaugural director of the Silicon Valley office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as well as a fellow in Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program.

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