By Edmond J. Keller, University of California- Los Angeles
What is the status of Ethiopia, 20 years after famine relief? Why hasn't Ethiopia progressed as predicted? Former Clinton advisor for Africa, Gayle Smith, along with leading Ethiopian scholar, Edmond Keller, lead a panel discussion focusing on the state of Ethiopia. Where were you when "We Are the World" dominated the radio waves? Marcia Thomas of USA for Africa discusses the 1984 famine relief effort and pop culture.
UCLA AFC screens major motion picture "Hotel Rwanda" and hosts actor Don Cheadle, director Terry George and Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism during the Rwanda genocide is the basis of the film.
International experts Salih Booker of Africa Action; John Prendergast of International Crisis Group and Peter Takirambudde of Human Rights Watch discuss careers in international affairs.
UN representative faces sharp criticism of AU role in Darfur during UCLA discussion.
Mr. Atiku Abubakar in a UCLA address sharply condemns lending practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and scores the exclusion of Africa from the UN Security Council.
Dr. Andrew Schechtman reports on his two tours of duty during the revolt against Charles Taylor.
Charles Snyder brings his forty years of work in Africa to bear in a candid view of the continent's leaders, hot spots, and causes for optimism.
Famed Senegalese drummer Aziz Faye gives concert of Sabar drumming and dance.
Carlos Moore sees a disguised racism permeating Latin American society, invented by Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula.
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