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Emerging Powers: India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) and the future of South-South Cooperation

India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) are transcending geographical, historical, and regional differences in order to promote their individual and collective interests at a time when the current economic hardship and declining U.S. hegemony mean greater opportunities for emerging countries in the global South. Since its inception at the margins of the expanded G-8 Summit held in Evian, France, in 2003, the group, officially established in 2004 as the IBSA Dialogue Forum, has held three Summits – in Brasília in 2006, in Pretoria in 2007, and in New Delhi in 2008.

AIDS Orphans in Africa: Building an Urban Response

Published in Johannesburg, South Africa in February, 2001

Contents:
-Forward by Steven Friedman
-"The Urban Impact", Mary Crewe and Karen Michael
-"The Role and Capacity of Local Government", Maria Elena Ducci and Sibongiseni Dhlomo
-"The Role of National Government in Supporting Local Government", Gugu Molloi and Samson James Opolot
-"The Way Forward", Cathy Mbeki, Rebecca Black and Shan Naidu
-Wrap-up, Earl Kessler
-Closing Remarks, Gilbert Khadiagala

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Read more about "Beyond Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Elections and Building Democrac" here.

Environmental Peacemaking

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Opportunities and Constraints for the Disarmament and Repatriation of Foreign Armed Groups in the DRC

This study was undertaken as part of a review of the Disarmament, Demobilisation,Repatriation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRRR, henceforth D&R) operation taking place in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Following the Joint Supervision Mission of the partners of the Multi-Country Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme (MDRP) in 2005, MDRP partners and the associated Trust Fund Committee decided that a review of the lessons learned would be helpful.

Statement of Rafael Marques on Angola's Deadly Diamonds

On March 24, 2005, Angolan journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques delivered a presentation condemning human rights abuses connected to Angola's diamond industry, and recommended that the international community work to improve living conditions for those in the legal diamond trade, as well as those affected by the market for illegal "blood diamonds."

 

 

Democracy and Peace-building: Re-thinking the Conventional Wisdom

This article, which is a systematic analysis of the practical experiences of theauthors in facilitating workshops to help resolve African conflicts, argues that we need to think again about how we both conceptualize and operationalize peace-building techniques. As the Iraq debacle may be said to show, to impose a peace settlement and democratic government institutions on a state and people after a war does not, by itself, work.

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

At a forum sponsored by the Wilson Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project, Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku, founder and president of the National Constitutional Assembly, discussed the prospects for democratic reform in Zimbabwe, and offered sharp criticism of the Mugabe government.

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