William Minter is the editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin. His research focuses on southern Africa and international issues.

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Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight

Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight

On the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS, we may just have turned the corner on battling the disease -- if we commit the resources.
Global Solidarity Levy Urgently Needed

Global Solidarity Levy Urgently Needed

A very small charge on currency transactions could raise billions for development.
Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.

Climate Change and Africa's Natural Resources

On the eve of Copenhagen, momentum is still falling short of what's needed to prevent disaster. And Africa will feel the effects most of all.

Africa Policy Outlook 2003

In 2003 U.S. policy toward Africa will be driven almost exclusively by geopolitical considerations related to Washington's war plans against Iraq, and by its geostrategic interests in African oil.