After a bloody civil war, Liberians avidly embraced the prospect of elections. There were, however, real and serious questions about Liberian attitudes toward democracy and their sense of national community. To gauge those sentiments, Liberia's first political poll was commissioned. The positive and hopeful expressions of the polls Liberian participants are presented in this program.
The Africa Program periodically convenes closed door and invitation-only Sudan Working Group meetings where timely issues confronting the country are roundly addressed and analyzed by experts, academics, representives from the government, NGO community, and private industry. These meetings operate under Chatham House Rules and commentary from participants go unattibuted.
African Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations: Assessing Their Contribution to Economic Integration and Conflict Management
As one examines the Africa of today, its potential and its problems, its progress and its past, there are a number of recent developments that augur well for the future. This evolution gives Africa’s leaders the tools and framework to fashion its way forward and to secure Africa’s rightful role in the global order. The end of the Cold War, the liberation of minority ruled southern Africa, the emergence of the World Trade Organization and the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act, the focus on HIV/AIDS and related public health issues by the international community as well as the growth of civil society and pressures for democratic change throughout the continent, among many other things, all have resulted in an Africa that is markedly changed and full of potential.
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