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Progress by Small Steps

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

“Microloans” already help people in the Third World escape from poverty. Now “micropayments” are helping them get health care. By Scott W. Atlas.

Its Own Worst Enemy

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is colonialism to blame for the woes of former colonies? Not in Ghana. By Niall Ferguson.

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How to End the Deadliest War in Africa

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

After decades of dictatorship and civil war, Congo has a chance for peace. What the United States can do. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.

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The Next Battleground in the Terror War

by Lisa D. Cookvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The failed states of Africa might only too easily become a breeding ground for terrorism. It is time for us to make certain that they don’t. By Hoover fellow Lisa D. Cook.

If Economists Are So Smart, Why Is Africa So Poor?

by Barry R. Weingast, Douglass C. North, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Despite an enormous inflow of foreign aid, most African countries today are poorer than they were a generation ago. What’s gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast.

When It’s Not Just Humans Who Are in Trouble

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Robert Mugabe, the autocratic president of Zimbabwe, has begun enacting misguided “land reform” policies that would confiscate virtually all of the private property in the country. The program is proving disastrous for the country’s people—and its wildlife. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.

African Atrocities and the "Rest of the World"

by Mark Bowdenvia Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Resisting the temptation to dehumanize tragedy

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Building a Democratic Africa

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

In Africa, in any given year, twenty civil wars are being fought. The first step toward peace and stability? Establishing the rule of law. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond explains how.

A Black Man Confronts Africa

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell examines a new book, Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa. The book is honest, Sowell finds, a quality that by itself is enough to render the volume "almost shocking."

Democracy in Congo? Laugh On

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

No sooner had Laurent Kabila overthrown the dictator of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, and renamed the country the Democratic Republic of Congo than Westerners began clamoring for Kabila to hold elections. The response of Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro? "You have to be kidding."