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ON THE LINE: Land Reforms in Africai
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June 14, 2013 3:00 AM
Land reform in Africa is not just about righting a historical wrong. Today, it is also about food security, about political and economic corruption, and in many cases about fundamental human rights. This week's episode of "On the Line" tackles some of these complicated issues. GUESTS Ambassador John Campbell: Former US Ambassador to Nigeria; Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations. George Ayittey: Economist; President, Free Africa Foundation. Obang Metho: Executive Director, Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia.

ON THE LINE: Land Reforms in Africa

Published June 13, 2013

Land reform in Africa is not just about righting a historical wrong. Today, it is also about food security, about political and economic corruption, and in many cases about fundamental human rights. This week's episode of "On the Line" tackles some of these complicated issues. GUESTS Ambassador John Campbell: Former US Ambassador to Nigeria; Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations. George Ayittey: Economist; President, Free Africa Foundation. Obang Metho: Executive Director, Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia.

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This Week's Program:

MODERN DAY SLAVERY
Slavery has long been abolished but it still exists although its modern forms are different.  On this week's "On the Line",
a discussion about the various forms in which it exists and about what is being done to stem this scourge.
GUESTS
Maurice I. Middleberg: Executive Director, Free the Slaves, Washington D.C.  
Joanna Ewart-James: Campaigns Team Manager, Walk Free, London