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  • Publication Date: 09-2007
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: The Carter Center
  • Abstract: My original concept for The Carter Center was a place for mediation, a place where leaders of countries or regions in conflict could come to resolve their differences. Looking at the work of the Center today, with programs that have touched lives in more than 70 countries promoting peace and good health, it is safe to say that the Center has far exceeded Rosalynn' s and my initial dreams.
  • Topic: International Relations, Human Rights, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa
  • Publication Date: 03-2007
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: The Carter Center
  • Abstract: Six-year-old Ruhmam Issah cries as a health worker slowly removes a long, spaghetti-like worm from her swollen ankle. Beside Issah, here in dusty Savelugu, Ghana, is former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, providing comfort to the girl by way of gentle pats and kind words. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited the hospital in northern Ghana where Issah was being treated to meet with dozens of Guinea worm disease patients receiving care in a national effort to eradicate the disease by this time next year.
  • Topic: International Relations, Human Rights
  • Political Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Publication Date: 09-2006
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: The Carter Center
  • Abstract: Marcel Wetsh'okonda fights for human rights laws to be passed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country where 1,000 people die each day from disease, hunger, and vio-lence. It is no easy task.
  • Topic: International Relations, Democratization, Human Rights
  • Political Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Publication Date: 09-2005
  • Content Type: Policy Brief
  • Institution: The Carter Center
  • Abstract: Increased competition and opposition participation in elections observed by The Carter Center in Liberia and Ethiopia marked progress for democracy in Africa in recent months. Ethiopia's May 2005 elections for national parliament, which gave citizens ademocratic choice for the first time, were sharply contested by opposition groups. In the Oct. 11 Liberian presidential and legislative elections, the country's first truly competitive elections in 25 years, 22 candidates vied for the presidency.
  • Topic: International Relations, Democratization, Human Rights, Political Economy
  • Political Geography: Africa, Liberia, Ethiopia