In the spring of 1999, Rwanda held its first-ever popular elections of local government officials.
The West African nation of Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. By one measure, average annual income in Mali is just $392 ― as opposed to $41,890 in the United States
While the world waits to see whether South Africa can bring itself to bury apartheid and free its oppressed black majority, one Washington-based organization [Africare] is betting that it will — and helping to prepare for the day. -William Raspberry