October 17, 2011, 10:49 am
By Paige Rohe
Paige Rohe is assistant director, news and information, of the Carter Center’s Office of Public Information.
A torrential rain began in Monrovia, Liberia, causing the power to flicker and the Internet to shut down, but Georgia Institute of Technology professor Dr. Ellen Zegura didn’t let the disruption stop the computer and software training session she was holding with Liberia’s first …
October 12, 2011, 1:39 pm
By Deborah Hakes
Deborah Hakes, assistant director of the Carter Center’s Office of Public Information, reports from Liberia, where the Carter Center’s international election observation team monitored the country’s Oct. 11 elections.
All Photos: D. Hakes/The Carter Center
Liberians lined up to vote on a rainy morning in Monrovia on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Credible elections in 2011 are a key test of whether …
October 5, 2011, 3:21 pm
By The Carter Center
In London today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addressed an audience of international journalists and partners to announce that the Carter Center-led global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease has entered its final stage to end this gruesome waterborne parasitic infection.
“The poorest, most isolated, most neglected, quite often, the most hopeless people, on earth…now have new hope that their …
October 3, 2011, 9:51 am
By Marwa Alkhairo
Marwa Alkhairo is a Carter Center long-term election observer in northwest Tunisia and Bizerte.
“La bas alaik” and “ca va,” means “are you well,” one phrase said in Arabic, and one in French.
These two greetings are indicative of the complexity that one immediately notices upon reaching northwest Tunisia. A largely rural area that is proud of its Arab and …
October 3, 2011, 8:12 am
By The Carter Center
Watch live Carter Center webcast Oct. 13.
A group of former leaders and human rights experts serve as a watchdog to threats against democratic stability in the Americas and as a voice to strengthen, promote, and protect democracy and human rights. The group aims to bolster the effectiveness of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, approved on Sept. 11, 2001, by all …