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New Paper Examines African Development Challenges for the 21st Century

Sep 22, 2005
The fourth installment in the Africa Program's Occasional Paper Series, by former World Bank Vice President Callisto Madavo, assesses past struggles and future prospects for economic, political and social development on the continent.

Point of View: Rebuilding Burundi

Sep 05, 2005
The Africa Program remains committed to its capacity-building initiative, launched three years ago, to imbue Burundi's leaders with conflict-resolution and strategic planning skills to help them rebuild their war-torn nation.

Burundi on the Eve of Elections

Jul 27, 2005
In 2002, the Africa Program launched a major initiative in the war-torn Central African nation of Burundi to support the country's peace process through an innovative leadership-training program. Now, as the country prepares to select its first democratically chosen president in 12 years, it has the opportunity to bring a close to a brutal era of war and intercommunal violence that has left more than 300,000 dead.

MacArthur Fellow Amory Lovins Proposes Plan to Eliminate U.S. Oil Use

Jul 14, 2005
JULY 2005--Watch the archived webcast of Winning the Oil Endgame

Helping a Troubled Continent

Jul 05, 2005
The G-8 summit is focusing on Africa. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton outlines where the international community can make a difference.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty Reduction

May 01, 2005
This spring, the Africa Program joined The Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy to sponsor a day-long conference on the impact of free trade on improving living conditions in the developing world.

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