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AALAEAfrican Association for Literacy and Adult Education
ACPAfrican, Caribbean and Pacific Countries
AEGISAfrica-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
AFRAAssociation for Rural Advancement
AFRODADAfrican Forum and Network on Debt and Development
AGRAAlliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALAAfrican Literature Association
AMISOMAfrican Union Mission in Somalia
AMUArab Maghreb Union
ANCAfrican National Congress
ANCAntenatal Care
APLFAzanian Peoples' Liberation Front
ASAAfrican Studies Association
ASMArtisanal and Small-scale Mining
AUAfrican Union
AfCFTAAfrican Continental Free Trade Area
BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation
BIEABritish Institute in Eastern Africa
BLSBotswana-Lesotho-Swaziland
BNFBotswana National Front
BPPBechuanaland Peoples Party
CAMPFIRECommunal Areas Management Programme For Indigenous Resources
CAURWACommunauté des Autochtones Rwandais
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CBNRMCommunity Based Natural Resource Management
CBRNChemical, biological, radiological and nuclear
CEDEAOCommunauté Économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
CEEACCommunauté Économique des États de l'Afrique Centrale
CEMACCommunauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale
CEPSICentre d'Etudes des Problemes Sociaux Indigenes
CERLESHSCentre d'Études et de Recherche en Lettres, Sciences Humaines et Sociales
CHRAJCommission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
CIDACanadian International Development Agency
CKGRCentral Kalahari Game Reserve
CMEACouncil of Mutual Economic Assistance
CMSChurch Missionary Society
CODESRIACouncil for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa
COMESACommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
CONSASConstellation of Southern African States
COSATUCongress of South African Trade Unions
CPAComprehensive Peace Agreement
CRRFComprehensive Refugee Response Framework
DRCDemocratic Republic of Congo
EACEast African Community
EASFEast African Standby Force
ECEuropean Community
ECCASEconomic Community of Central African States
ECOMOGEconomic Community Monitoring Group
ECOSOCCEconomic, Social and Cultural Council
ECOWASEconomic Community of West African States
EECEuropean Economic Community
EIAEnvironmental Impact Assessment
EMPIEuro-Mediterranean Partnership Initiative
ENSOEl Nino-Southern Oscillation
EPLFEritrean People's Liberation Front
EPRDFEthiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
ESAPEconomic Structural Adjustment Programme
EUEuropean Union
EiEEducation in Emergencies
FALFunctional Adult Literacy
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization
FDIForeign Direct Investment
FGMFemale Genital Mutilation
FTLRPFast Track Land Reform Programme
FrelimoFrente de Libertação de Moçambique
GCCGulf Cooperative Council
GERAGender and Economic Reforms in Africa
GESSGrowth Enhancement Support Scheme
GEVGlobal Electronic Village
GMOsGenetically Modified Organisms
HIPCHeavily Indebted Poor Country
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HSRCHuman Sciences Research Council
ICCInternational Criminal Court
ICEWSIntegrated Crisis Early Warning System
ICTInformation and Communication Technology
ICTRInternational Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
IDEInvestissements Directs Étrangers
IDPsInternally Displaced Persons
IFGsInformal Financial Groups
IGADIntergovernmental Authority on Development
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
KPFKalahari Peoples Fund
LDCsLess Developed Countries
LPLinear Programming
LRALord's Resistance Army
MDCMovement for Democratic Change
MDGsMillennium Development Goals
MENAMiddle East and North Africa
MENAMiddle Eastern and North African
MNJTFMultinational Joint Task Force
MNRMozambique National Resistance Movement
MSMEsMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises
NALEDINational Labour and Economic Development Institute
NARCNational Rainbow Coalition
NEPADNew Partnership for Africa's Development
NGONon-Governmental Organization
NIFNational Islamic Front
NPNational Party
NPKFNational Peacekeeping Force
NUMSANational Union of Metal Workers in South Africa
OAUOrganization of African Unity
ONUCIOpération des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire
OSINTOpen Source Intelligence
PAGADPeople Against Gangsterism and Drugs
PMACProvisional Military Administrative Council
PMEPetite et Moyenne Entreprise
PNDCProvisional National Defence Council
RAMONARahimtulla Museum of Modern Art
RDPReconstruction and Development Programme
REDDReducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
RENAMOResistencia Nacional Mocambicana
RGSRoyal Geographical Society
ROSCAsRotating Savings and Credit Associations
SACCSouth African Council of Churches
SADCSouthern African Development Community
SADCCSouthern African Development Coordination Conference
SAHRCSouth African Human Rights Commission
SANCOSouth African National Civic Organisation
SANDFSouth African National Defence Force
SAPStructural Adjustment Programme
SICAPSociété Immobilière du Cap Vert
SIDASwedish International Development Agency
SIDASyndrome d'Immunodéficience Acquise [AIDS]
SMESmall to Medium Enterprises
SOASSchool of Oriental and African Studies
SRCStudent Representative Councils
SSASub-Saharan Africa
STDsSexually Transmitted Diseases
SWAPOSouth West Africa People's Organisation
SWATFSouth West African Territorial Force
TAMWATanzanian Media Women's Association
TANUTanganyika African National Union
TICADTokyo International Conference on African Development
TRCTruth and Reconciliation Commission
TRIPTrade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
TRIPSTrade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
UDIUnilateral Declaration of Independence
UEMOAUnion Économique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine
UHRCUganda Human Rights Commission
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
UPCUganda People's Congress
USAIDUnited States Agency For International Development
UWCUniversity of Western Cape
UWTWomen's Union of Tanzania
WAEMUWest African Economic and Monetary Union
WHOWorld Health Organization
WIMSAWorking Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa
WTOWorld Trade Organization
ZANUZimbabwe African National Union



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