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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.

New USAID Report on Community Based Leadership Program Activities in Burundi

Mar 28, 2005
Recent reports from USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) describe the impact that the Community-Based Leadership Program (CBLP) is having on local communities in Burundi. The CBLP is a component of the Africa Program's initiative to implement leadership training in Burundi.

World as Witness: Crisis in Darfur

Mar 21, 2005
John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group discusses the situation in Darfur

Africa Program Releases Paper on Resolving Conflict in Sudan and Uganda

Mar 01, 2005
The Africa Program is pleased to announce a new installment in its Occasional Paper Series. "Resolving the Three Headed War from Hell in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda and Darfur" by John Prendergast examines the prospects for war and peace in the troubled region. Download this paper.

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