This powerpoint presentation was delivered at an Africa Program conference on November 10, 2004. The research is the product of the first nation-wide survey and 12 focus groups on the topic of how to address war crimes, conducted in August and September, 2004. The survey was conducted by the Transitional Justice Working Group, a consortium of Liberian NGOs, with the support of U.S. and Liberian organizations.
Secretary Carson writes: "Coming back to Kenya is a bit like coming home. After all, I spent four years here (1999-2003) as U.S. Ambassador, and I grew to love the country. It's hard not to. Kenya's spectacular beauty ranges from lofty mountains to the lush shores of Lake Victoria to the open savanna filled with wildlife to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean." Read full posting.
Since its independence in 1962, the small central Africa nation of Burundi has been home to one of the world's most intractable and deadly conflicts, with over 300,000 killed and one-and-a-half million displaced. In this paper, Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe reports on a novel capacity-building initiative designed to restore the ability of Burundian leaders to collaborate effectively in advancing the country's reconstruction and securing a sustainable peace.