Forming Ties Across Continents in South Africa
October 25, 2010
I arrived at Johannesburg airport with aching limbs after a grueling 18 hours on a plane from Washington D.C. via Dakar, Senegal, where we stopped for refueling. This was my first trip to Africa in half a decade; working on programs in the Middle East and Asia over the past five years has taken me to very different parts of the world. Stepping into Pretoria, I immediately felt a jolt of energy as I recognized the unique flavor of Africa.
2010 Summer Democracy Camps in Kyrgyzstan
July 19, 2010
The first in a series IFES-sponsored Democracy Camps in Kyrgyzstan began on July 19, 2010. The first camp in this annual series will run from July 19 to July 28 and include student participants representing ninth- and tenth-grades from Bishkek city, Talas oblast and Chuy oblast. The camp is being held in Besh-Kungey, a popular camping retreat on the outskirts of Bishkek. Three additional camp sessions will be held in different parts of the country throughout the rest of the summer.