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Charles Taylor's Bitter End

Even almost a week after the fact, I have difficulty articulating my feelings on Charles Taylor’s final capture.  This probably wouldn’t be so hard if I hadn’t been there to experience it. I arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Sunday the 26th for a West Africa Bar Association conference, and …

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West Africa Democracy Radio

As recent AID videoconferencing initiatives have no doubt highlighted, infrastructure is one of the principle challenges facing Africa today.  Whether in fighting HIV/AIDS or providing legal remedies to rural communities, its difficult to understate the importance of good roads and adequate sanitation.  This is also true with regard to democratic …

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Making Poverty History through…Bribes?!

There’s an interesting piece in this week’s Economist (see link) on a poverty-alleviation policy in Latin America called conditional cash transfers (known as “CCT’s”). Last weekend many of us AID-ers gathered in New York City for the Young Global Leaders Summit on Realizing the Millennium Development Goals. We learned how …

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