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ON THE LINE: Land Reforms in Africai
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June 21, 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. Obang Metho: Executive Director, Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia. George Ayittey: Economist; President, Free Africa Foundation.

ON THE LINE: Land Reforms in Africa

Published June 20, 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. Obang Metho: Executive Director, Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia. George Ayittey: Economist; President, Free Africa Foundation.

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#Cuba Rediscovery
Cuba and the United States will open embassies in each other's capitals for the first time in half a century. US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will be there when the US Flag goes up in Havana in Late July. Although opposition continues in the US Congress, President Obama says Americans and Cubans alike want normal relations. In this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry introduces us to some people who are already moving forward.

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John Hemingway: Author, Grandson of Earnest Hemingway
Ignacio Gonzalez Vidal: Web Stringers - CUBA 
Marc Hanson: Sr. Associate on Cuba, Washington Office on Latin America