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  • Hearing Focuses on Violence in South Sudan
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    Violence in South Sudan

    Current and former U.S. special envoys testified at a hearing on the violence and humanitarian situation in the South Sudanese civil war. The witnesses suggested actions the United States…

  • Discussion on Women in Africa
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    Female Leadership in Africa

    Panelists talked about the role of women’s leadership in Africa in peace-building and development efforts. They also discussed the progress made and the risks remaining to achieve the goals of the African…

  • Discussion on US Diplomacy in Conflict Areas
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    Special Envoys and Diplomacy

    Former ambassadors talked about the use of special envoys in international areas of conflict. They discussed their effectiveness, the autonomy and latitude they have in conducting foreign…

  • Senate Foreign Relations Cmte Hearing on South Sudan
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    Civil Unrest in South Sudan

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the civil unrest and growing ethnic violence in South Sudan.

  • Situation in Sudan and South Sudan
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    Situation in Sudan and South Sudan

    Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan, including how the two countries can share oil…

  • Situation in Sudan
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    Situation in Sudan

    Princeton N. Lyman, U.S. special envoy for Sudan, gave an overview of U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan following South Sudan’s independence from Sudan. Among the topics he…

  • Southern Sudan and Independence
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    Southern Sudan and Independence

    Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman spoke to reporters about Sudan. In his remarks he was optimistic that Southern Sudan is on track to become an independent state on July 9th, 2011. He noted the…

  • Violence in Sudan
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    Violence in Sudan

    U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman spoked to reporters about Sudan. He warned of further fighting in the disputed province of Abyei, which borders North and South Sudan. Troops…

  • State Department Special Briefing on Sudan
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    State Department Special Briefing on Sudan

    The U.S. special envoy to Sudan and the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development briefed reporters on the recent trip to Sudan as the southern part of the nation was…

  • Future of Sudan
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    Future of Sudan

    Witnesses testified about the future of Sudan following a referendum to decide if the south would cede from the north, forming two separate countries. Early results showed overwhelming…

  • South Sudan Independence Referendum
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    South Sudan Independence Referendum

    Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and Ambassador Princeton Lyman briefed reporters on the Southern Sudan independence referendum. They said the voting in South Sudan…

  • Global Health
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    Global Health

    Participants debated U.S. foreign policy and global health issues. Ambassador Princeton Lyman proposed that the United States' commitment to helping treat HIV patients limited U.S. leverage over…

  • South African Politics
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    South African Politics

    Jacob Zuma, president of the African National Congress (ANC), talked about the state of South African politics, political battles within the ANC, South Africa’s role in addressing regional…

  • United Nations Reform
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    United Nations Reform

    A roundtable discussed the politics of reform at the United Nations with Jan Eliasson, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Among the topics addressed were the need for…

  • USAfrica Relations
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    U.S.-Africa Relations

    The panelists talked about the Council on Foreign Relations sponsored report “More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa.” The topics included continuing disease…

  • HIVAIDS Prevention
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    HIV/AIDS Prevention

    Medical experts spoke about international AIDS prevention and treatment programs. Among the topics they addressed were the rate of AIDS transmission, allocation of foreign aid for AIDS programs,…

  • US Policy Toward Africa
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    U.S. Policy Toward Africa

    Participants talked about foreign policy in Africa and an upcoming presidential visit to the continent. Among the topics they addressed were levels of aid to the continent, developing the…

  • United Nations Issues
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    United Nations Issues

    At a breakfast briefing series, Assistant Secretary Lyman spoke about the U.S. relationship with and participation in the United Nations. He briefed reporters on various issues, including…

  • United Nations General Assembly
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    United Nations General Assembly

    Assistant Secretary briefed reporters on the principal U.S. interests in the 51st United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. He outlined these major topics, including arms…

  • South African Election Special 1
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    South African Election Special, 1

    This special program includes a variety ofpeople involved in the elections in South Africa. Mr. Mandela spoke at a rally in Umlazi concerning many issues icluding the violence between the…

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