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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nigerian Businessman Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million To Fight River Blindness
Forbes
Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian businessman, has reportedly donated $10 million to the Carter Center to support the fight against river blindness in Nigeria.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Carter Center Gets $10 Million Gift to Fight River Blindness
The Wall Street Journal
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has a new ally in his long-standing fight against river blindness, one of multiple debilitating tropical diseases he has spent decades trying to tame or wipe off the planet.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Carter Center Receives $10 Million to Fight River Blindness
Associated Press (Distributed worldwide with numerous placements) Note: This article ran in a number of media outlets including Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), WSAV – NBC Savannah, Star Tribune, and The China Post.
Former President Jimmy Carter hopes a $10 million donation to end river blindness in Nigeria where it is most prevalent will help spark a global effort to eliminate the disease.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
We Can End the Illegal Sex Trade
Politico Magazine
Too often, when we think of sex trafficking in America, we imagine women smuggled here from Asia or Latin America, when in fact we should be picturing everyday girls and women from our own neighborhoods, exploited by pimps and brothel owners in our own cities and towns.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Guyana Elections
China Central TV
Guyana holds a General election Monday. Politics in the small South American nation has long been contentious, with the two leading political parties drawing their support from two distinct racial groups. International observers will monitor the vote — including a group from The Carter Center, led by the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Guyana is a former British colony on the Caribbean coast of South America.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Guyana Goes to the Polls in Hotly Contested National Elections
Miami Herald
Four years after Guyana's ruling government won a tight race, it is asking voters to extend its mandate. But an opposition coalition is seeking to end its 23-year rein.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Still Causing a Storm in His Fight for Women
Reuters News
After more than 50 years in the public arena, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has shown he can still command people's attention - with a column on why he quit his church over women's rights going viral six years after it was published.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Former President Carter Reflects Before Milestone Mission
Published by The Associated Press.
Dozens of trips to monitor elections abroad have left former President Jimmy Carter hopeful about the future of many countries adopting democracy but concerned about the election process in the U.S.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Rebuild Gaza, and Avert the Next War
The Washington Post
Nearly seven months after the end of the latest war in Gaza, none of the underlying causes of the conflict have been addressed. In the meantime, the people of Gaza are experiencing unprecedented levels of deprivation, and the prospect for renewed armed conflict is very real.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Syria's Civil War Sees No End in Sight
Al Jazeera America
As the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria approaches, there appears no end in sight. Horrendous violations of international law continue unabated. Syrians have allowed themselves to be used as proxies by self-interested foreign countries. The war has taken sectarian and criminal dimensions, drowning the reform agenda that spurred the popular anti-government protests in 2011.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Peace In Liberia, 10 Years Later: A Conversation at The Carter Center
WABE (NPR affiliate)
WABE senior reporter Jim Burress discusses a recent Conversations at The Carter Center called "Peace in Liberia, 10 Years Later."  Having visited Liberia on a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Burress spent three weeks documenting how the West African country is rebuilding more than a decade after the end of its brutal civil war. Burress also happened to be there just as the first Ebola cases were reported, which went on to become arguably the biggest international story of 2014. The Carter Center has worked in Liberia for more than two decades, observing elections and partnering with government and civil society to strengthen democratic institutions, access to information, administration of justice, and mental health services.

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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Support the Peacemakers Too
Huffington Post
President Obama has asked the Congress to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to counter the threat from the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The threat posed by this group is obvious and force will be necessary to halt and reverse their territorial gains. 

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Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Women's Rights the Fight of My Life
CNN.com
Jimmy Carter has seen a lot in his 90 years. As a son of the South, a governor and president, and as a man who spent decades tackling problems head-on, he knows the world is not perfect. It has too many people without a voice and without hope, too many examples of suffering and injustice. There are so many wrongs to right. Yet among them, Carter is putting one ahead of all others: Violence and injustice against girls and women.

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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Call to Action' on Women's Rights
Al Jazeera
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter argues that discrimination and violence against women around the world is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights.

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Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Here's What Former President Jimmy Carter Wants to Be Remembered For
Good Morning America
What will historians say about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter 100 years from now? According to the 39th president, he hopes when people think of him, the words "peace and human rights" come to mind. That's what he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos when asked what he'd want to be remembered for most.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Q&A: Former President Jimmy Carter on American Museum of Natural History Exhibit
The Wall Street Journal
A new exhibit on eradicating disease opens Jan. 13, 2015, at the American Museum of Natural History. "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease" focuses on devastating illnesses that afflict more than 1 billion people, mostly in the developing world.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Countdown To Zero'
HuffPost Live
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill to discuss "Countdown to Zero," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History developed with The Carter Center, which explores innovations working to eradicate global diseases.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Complete Interview: President Jimmy Carter
Yahoo! News with Katie Couric
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about his fight to eradicate Guinea worm disease, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and President Obama's steps to normalize relations with Cuba.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Jon Stewart and Jimmy Carter Discuss Guinea Worm Eradication, Peace
The Daily Show
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discusses the Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program and current world events with host Jon Stewart.

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Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Cuba, North Korea, and Getting Sanctions Right
The Washington Post
As we contemplate how to strike back at North Korea because it is believed to be behind the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network, the foremost proposal is tightening sanctions. In my visits to targeted countries, I have seen how this strategy can be cruel to innocent people who know nothing about international disputes and are already suffering under dictatorial leaders.

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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
President Carter on the Thaw With Cuba
CNN.com
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says if he had more time in the White House he would have restored diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Good Riddance
The Economist: Intelligent Life
A generation ago, guinea-worm disease was bringing misery to millions; now it is down to two cases a week. Its nemesis is Donald Hopkins, who has already helped to see off smallpox. He tells Tom Whipple how to eradicate a disease.

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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Tunisia's Presidential Election Coverage (in Arabic)
Wataniya 1
On Nov. 23, Tunisian citizens voted in a genuine and competitive election, the country's first presidential elections under the new constitution. The Carter Center's Tunisian election observation mission was co-led by the Center's CEO Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters and international lawyers and human rights defenders Hina Jilani of Pakistan and Ambassador Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom.

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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Egypt Elections Unlikely to Deliver Parliament That Can Check President's Powers
The Associated Press
Egypt is gearing up for parliamentary elections, the second since the 2011 uprising. But with the once-triumphant Muslim Brotherhood now banned from public life and a new military-backed government suppressing public expression, analysts and activists say the next legislature is likely to be a rubber-stamp body that further solidifies the power of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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Thurday, Oct. 23, 2014
Inching Toward Eradication: Jimmy Carter's Fight Against the Guinea Worm
The New York Times
Since 1986, former President Jimmy Carter has devoted his foundation, the Carter Center, to the eradication of Guinea worm, a parasitic disease transmitted in contaminated drinking water. The end is near. Only 148 cases were found in the world last year, and Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now leading the foundation's efforts, said this year's total should be closer to 100.

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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
From Jimmy Carter, a Rebuke to Egypt
The New York Times
Over three decades, the Carter Center in Atlanta, led by former President Jimmy Carter, has established itself as a respected advocate for human rights and democracy. It has sent observers to 97 elections in 38 countries, worked to persuade governments to respect freedoms and human rights, and supported citizens who defend those principles. But it has thrown in the towel on Egypt.

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Jimmy Carter's Foundation is Close to Eradicating a Deadly Disease
Financial Times
Becoming US president from a humble farming background in rural Georgia is hard to surpass. However, the biggest achievement of Jimmy Carter, who turned 90 this month, could yet be to come.

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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Jimmy Carter Celebrates 90th Birthday
Associated Press
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday at The Carter Center today with cake and a tour of a new butterfly garden created in honor of his special day.

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Jimmy Carter: Slavery is Worse Now Than in 1700s
CNBC
Human slavery is not just a major issue in developing countries, but is a serious problem in the U.S. and is more prolific now than during the 18th and 19th century, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has told Tania Bryer, host of "CNBC Meets."

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Monday, Aug.11, 2014
Lessons From the Low-Tech Defeat of the Guinea Worm
The New York Times
Given all the talk about the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in recent weeks, as well as the high prices on many other recent innovations, you might think that we're entering a time when leaps forward happen only at great cost. That misses the point. It also strengthens the false notion that we can move forward only through advances in technology.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Writing the World's Wrongs
Global Citizen Magazine
With his 90th birthday looming, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter looks back on his troubled term in office and talks to Global Citizen about his new book and his ongoing fight to end the abuse of women and lethal waterborne diseases.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges on Extinction
NPR
Guinea worm is about as close to a real-life Alien event as you can get — a parasitic worm mates inside a person's abdomen, grows up to 3 feet long and then exits (painfully) from a blister.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Former US President Carter 'concerned' over Egypt
Associated Press
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has warned Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering ahead of presidential elections later this month.

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries
The New York Times
More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2014
How To Slay a Dragon
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera's "Lifelines: How to Slay a Dragon" profiles the extraordinary work of global health workers in the fight to eradicate Guinea worm in vulnerable communities across the globe.  Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many other partners.

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Why Liberia?
WABE (NPR affiliate)
WABE's Jim Burress spent twelve days in the West African country looking at how it's rebuilding nearly a decade after its civil war ended, as well as how The Carter Center is connected to those efforts.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria
Forbes
Not long ago, for techPresident, I wrote an article on "Using Data and Statistics to Bring Down Dictators". While researching for the article, I got in touch with Jay Aronson, the founder of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Human Rights Science. He pointed me to the work of another scholar, called Cristopher McNaboe, who was doing a great work in Atlanta, mapping the Syria crisis for the Carter Center. I had no room left to include another interview in the piece, but I made a quick note to myself to follow the trail as soon as possible.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Jimmy Carter Tackles Prejudice Against Women
Associated Press
In his new book, "A Call to Action," former president and longtime Baptist church deacon Jimmy Carter says prejudice and discrimination against women and girls is perpetuated in America and around the world by religious authorities who twist holy texts to assert male dominance.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Video: Jimmy Carter's New Mission
PiersMorgan.Blogs./CNN.com.
Jimmy Carter talks to Piers Morgan about his new call to action to eradicate abuse of women and girls, as well as his thoughts on the new pope's openness to change.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
President Carter On 'Women, Religion, Violence & Power'
Huffington Post Live
Former President Jimmy Carter joins "Huffington Post Live" to discuss his new book, "A Call to Action."

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Monday, March 24, 2014
President Carter on Stopping Abuse Against Women
Morning Joe
Former President Jimmy Carter joins "Morning Joe" to discuss his new book, "A Call to Action." Carter talks about his mission to stop the social injustices and abuse against women.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
President Carter Calls for Gender Equality Worldwide
Andrea Mitchell Reports
Andrea Mitchell talks with former President Jimmy Carter about his work in spreading awareness around the globe about violence against women, and talks about the letter he wrote to Pope Francis about expanding the role of women in the Catholic Church.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Healing the Psychological Scars Crippling Liberia in the Wake of Civil War
PBS NewsHour
After 14 years of civil war, more than 40 percent of Liberians suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But most have nowhere to turn; the cash-strapped West African nation has only one psychiatrist for 4 million people. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on one man's devotion to healing these national psychological scars.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Exclusive: Jimmy Carter Interview
Total Politics
Simon Burns MP talks to the 39th American president, and finds that, far from having cashed in on his time in office by setting off on the speaker circuit, the veteran politician has instead developed a talent for building houses and bridges – and doesn't miss the White House one bit.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
TALK BUSINESS 360 Interview with President Jimmy Carter
TALK BUSINESS 360
"Talk Business 360"  interviews President Carter about The Carter Center's work. (Video will air on American Airlines flights to over 9 million travelers.)

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
President Carter Announces 2013 Provisional Guinea Worm Case Totals on Huffington Post Live
President Carter announced on Huffington Post Live today that 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013. These provisional numbers, reported by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and compiled by the Center, show that cases of the debilitating disease were reduced by 73 percent in 2013 compared to 542 cases in 2012.

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Early Tallies Show Revised Charter Passing in Egypt
The New York Times
A revised Constitution validating the military takeover in Egypt last summer appeared headed for lopsided approval by as many as 98 percent of the votes cast, according to early tabulations in the official and private news media on Thursday, as international monitors raised alarms about the fairness of the plebiscite.

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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
NBC Special Highlights Carter Center's Trachoma Work in Ethiopia
WXIA-TV (NBC affiliate)
WXIA-TV aired a special 30-minute report on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. on the Carter Center's work to prevent blinding trachoma in Ethiopia. WXIA Anchor Brenda Wood traveled with The Carter Center to Amhara Region, Ethiopia, to see firsthand this pioneering work being done in one of the world's most trachoma-endemic areas, where interventions by the Center and its partners are ending disability from this devastating disease.
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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
On Third Anniversary, Tunisians May Get A Constitution
NPR
Carter Center Tunisia Field Office Director Marion Volkmann talks with NPR about Tunisia's constitution drafting process on the third anniversary of the country's revolution.

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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
Madagascar's New President Brings Hope of Economic Change
Voice of America
Madagascar's electoral commission has declared Hery Rajaonarimampianina the winner of the December 20 presidential poll, although the final tally has been challenged by his opponent.

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