Governance

Sustainable democratization depends on national political processes and strong grassroots civic cultures.
Sustainable democratization depends on national political processes and strong grassroots civic cultures.

Democracy With a Small “d”

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In Benin, from 1994 to 2001, Africare supported the development of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) into effective advocates of local interests as well as providers of assistance to the under-served.

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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell visits an Africare-supported computer-training center in Soweto.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell visits an Africare-supported computer-training center in Soweto.

“Dawn of a New Era” in South Africa

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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

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Africare Regional Director for Southern Africa Kevin G. Lowther
Africare Regional Director for Southern Africa Kevin G. Lowther

Peace at Any Cost?

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, in an impassioned op-ed article in the May 9 Washington Post, says that he will block funding for United Nations peacekeepers in Sierra Leone until the Clinton Administration pursues “a just peace” in the small West African nation.

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Africare President C. Payne Lucas
Africare President C. Payne Lucas

A Vote for the Africa Trade Bill

In a Washington increasingly dominated by partisan politics, Congress and the White House are on the verge of a bipartisan action that will have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

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