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Afghanistan’s 2010 Parliamentary Elections – Where Are We Now?

Afghanistan was supposed to hold its next parliamentary elections this May, but those were postponed until the fall for security, logistical and financial reasons.

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Bill Clinton to Co-Chair Haiti Rebuilding Commission

At the Haiti donor conference it was announced that a new authority would be created to manage donor funds and reconstruction efforts.  The so-called Interim Haiti Recovery Commission will be co-chaired by Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. READ MORE

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Four Things You Should Know About the Haiti Donor Conference

Post by Penelope Chester

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One Laptop Per Child in Rwanda

In my September 2009 blog post on One Laptop Per Child, I argued that the program had largely failed to meet its expressed purpose of improving education for children in the developing world through the distribution of large numbers of low-cost laptops. I continue to believe that’s the case. OLPC’s grand goal has not, and is unlikely to be, achieved.

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UN Human Rights Rep in Kabul Calls for Repeal of War Crimes Amnesty

The United Nations’ highest human rights official in Afghanistan has publicly called on the Afghan government to repeal a recently publicized law that grants amnesty from prosecution to leaders of all warring factions during two more than two decades of conflict before 2001.

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Sierra Leone Health Worker Strike Ends in Doctors’ and Nurses’ Favor

 

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