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.
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The G-8 summit is focusing on Africa. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton outlines where the international community can make a difference.
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.
During this second meeting held on the United Nations High-Level Panel (HLP) on Threats, Challenges and Change, General Brent Scowcroft, among other experts, pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the Panel's recommendations on the use of force in the 21st century.
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.
John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group discusses the situation in Darfur