The promise of a return to civilian rule in Guinea has at long last been fulfilled.
Deadlock continues in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire.
Rich in natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in violence as well.
Members of unapproved sects and denominations have been harassed and even arrested during services.
The pride and optimism that marked Guinea's first democratic election since independence is fading amid clashes.
The program is aimed specifically at reducing poverty and improving global food security by increasing agricultural productivity.