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Event: Improving U.S. Strategy for Africa’s Two Biggest Wars

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Event: Improving U.S. Strategy for Africa’s Two Biggest Wars

Posted by Enough Team on July 19, 2010

The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will host a panel tomorrow, July 20 on U.S. policy toward Sudan and Congo. Enough’s John Prendergast will participate. The event will take place in the Falk Auditorium at Brookings from 4-5:30.

Here are the invitation and the details:

Over the last two decades, no wars anywhere in the world have been more deadly than those in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan. As the DRC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, its seemingly endless war continues, fueled in part by corrupt governance. Sudan also faces the ongoing conflict in Darfur and, potentially, a bigger war across the south in the run-up to southern Sudan’s independence referendum six months from now. It is a critical time for U.S. policy.

On July 20, the Brookings Institution will host John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project and co-author of the forthcoming book The Enough Moment (Random House, 2010) for a discussion of the ongoing conflicts in the DRC and Sudan. Anthony Gambino, former USAID mission director for the DRC, and Senior Fellow Mwangi Kimenyi of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, will also join the discussion. Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the DRC, will moderate the panel.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.