Monday, December 15, 1997

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  • Albright and Africa

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wraps up her seven-country visit to Africa today in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, where she will meet with President Robert Mugabe.

  • Africa at 40

    Forty years ago, in 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to win its independence. To mark the beginning of the decolonization process, scholars, activists, international diplomats and heads of state gathered in London this past October for a conference on Africa at 40.

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