I have to confess I don’t really know who Kah Walla is. However, the name sounds very familiar, so I suspect for Cameroon watchers, her talk tomorrow afternoon at Georgetown on ‘Leadership: Africa in the World and Women in Africa‘, is a rather big deal. Her brief bio is quite impressive – presidential candidate, recognized by the World Bank, and celebrated by Forbes magazine.
I don’t usually plug events of this nature, but I had such a good time at the Africa Society of Georgetown’s pan-African conference last weekend, I wanted to highlight more Georgetown Africa activity (especially since I rarely get to their events). Cameroon is also one of those countries (similar to Uganda and Burkina Faso, but definitely a notch below) where the lack of explicit US commitment to the professed policy of supporting democracy and governance really concerns me.
As always, I welcome a guest post from any of you who attend. Also, I had promised a post a few weeks ago on a Cameroonian-American in DC with an awesome story, that will be coming soon.
Thanks for posting about this! I’m a current SAIS student and I would be happy to do a guest post if you’re still looking for someone. I’m at the event now!
This was a great event – I would be happy to write a guest post on Kah Walla.
Awesome! You can send me what you’ve got to africaindc at gmail.com. I’m heading to the ASA tomorrow, but will try to get to it as soon as I can. Let me know if you’ve got a title for the post and how I should identify you. Glad that it was an awesome event.