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Former Botswana President Champions Health, Governance Issues

Former Botswana President Festus Mogae is working actively with world leaders on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts across Africa. "We can't ask the international community for help unless we first help ourselves," said Mogae, who recently spent several months as a Wilson Center scholar to further his work.

"It Always Rains in the Same Place First:" Geographic Favoritism in Rural Burundi

English; Africa Program Issue Briefing No. 1, July 2005.

IPS Article on Africa Program Conference on International Drug Trafficking

Africa, and, most notably, West Africa, has become a major centre of the international drug trade in recent years, leaving U.S. and international organisations scrambling to deal with the problem, said a panel of experts on the subject at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.

Securing Development and Peace in the Niger Delta: A Social and Conflict Analysis for Change

Few regions in the world have been as unfortunate as Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. The delta’s abundant natural wealth stands in stark contrast to its palpable underdevelopment. The oil sector accounts for approximately 95 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings and over 80 percent of federal government revenue, but for nearly two decades the delta has been mired in conflict and violence that threatens human security and the national economy.

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