Guatemala: Calling on the International Community Reply

Guatemala has asked the United Nations twice for assistance in establishing peace and justice. Barbara Borst reports in the second of four articles on Guatemala.

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.  Photo by Barbara Borst

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Zimbabwe’s Poor Restart Reply

Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa talks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government, as Barbara Borst reports.

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa'a-Mindzie of IPI. Photo by Barbara Borst

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie of IPI.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Preventing Political Violence in Kenya Reply

A new study assesses how Kenya avoided another round of widespread ethnic violence in the March 2013 elections and what steps it still needs to take. Barbara Borst reports.

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New development effort in Ghana’s poorest region 2

Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in the world, but not everyone enjoys the benefits. Barbara Borst reports on efforts to include the impoverished northern regions.

Women gather the fruit from wild shea trees across the northern regions of Ghana. The fruit is edible and the kernels, known as shea nuts, are rich in oils that can be turned into shea butter.

Women gather the fruit from wild shea trees across the northern regions of Ghana. The fruit is edible and the kernels, known as shea nuts, are rich in oils that can be turned into shea butter.

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