Tswalu Dialogue

The African Military in an Age of Democracy

The Tswalu Dialogue aims to gather African and foreign policy-experts, civil and military personnel as well as the media and business people in order to exchange views and expertise on issues of concern to continental development and security.


Day One: Friday 22 February 2013

14h15: Arrival Tswalu. Drinks/Coffee at Motse.

15h15: Session One: Towards a Taxonomy of African Militaries

(Chair: Olusegun Obasanjo); Lead-in Speaker: Greg Mills

16h15: Tea

16h30: Session Two: Case Studies I -- Learning from Democratic Transitions and External Assistance

(Chair: David Richards); Lead-in Speakers: Mosiuoa Lekota, (South Africa), Luisa Dias Diogo (Mozambique), Martin Agwai (Nigeria); Response led by Suraj Alao Abdurrahman and Alex Vines

18h30: Drinks

19h30: Dinner in the Boma

Day Two: Saturday 23 February 2013

07h00: Breakfast at Motse

08h30: Session Three: Case Studies II

(Chair: Richard Myers); Lead-in Speakers: Guy de Vere Hayes and Phelekezela Mphoko (Zimbabwe); Response led by Dave Kilcullen and Knox Chitoyo

10h30: Tea

11h00: Session Four: Case Studies III

(Chair: Luisa Dias Diogo); Lead-in Speakers: Alan Doss and Etienne Tshisekedi (Congo); Response led by Welile Nhlapo and Naison Ngoma

13h30: Lunch

15h00: Game Drive/Walk to the Dune

18h00: Drinks and Dune Performance: Johnny Clegg

19h30: Dinner

Day Three: Sunday 24 February 2013

07h00: Breakfast Motse

08h00: Drive to Lekhaba

10h00: Summary Session

(Chair: Theresa Whelan) Lindiwe Mazibuko, Henry Odillo, Amanda Dory

11h15: Brunch at the Waterhole

13h00: Departure for Johannesburg

15h00: Arrival at the Anglo-American Terminal, OR Tambo

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