PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Internationally known Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe (chih-NOO'-ah ah-CHEH'-beh) will lead an annual two-day conference on Africa in Providence.
The assembly, sponsored by Brown University, is scheduled to begin Friday at the Providence Marriott Hotel.
This year's conference will focus attention on three African nations -- Rwanda, Congo, and Nigeria. Among the schedule topic include democracy, genocide and corruption.
Margot Elisabeth Wallstrom, former vice chairwoman of the European Union and U.N. special representative of the secretary general on sexual violence in conflict, is slated to be the conference's key note speaker.
This will be Brown's second annual "Achebe Colloquium on Africa." Last year's event focused on the problems and prospects of the 2010 Nigerian election.