Africa

The power of oil and the state of democracy in Angola

by Rafael Marques November 3, 2006

The civil war in Angola ended in 2002. In this speech, given at Harvard University, Rafael Marques argues that the peace agreement signed in April 2002 has failed to promote democratic values or engage citizens in public affairs. Elections that the government promised the people since 1999 have no...

© Pierre Holtz/IRIN  Even in her worst month, Mboup takes home $100

SENEGAL: Making it with microfinance

by IRIN News October 27, 2006

News that foreign consultants in Malawi are lavishly spending British aid money on hotels and meals has ignited controversy....

Starbucks in Ethiopian coffee dispute. U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is denying Ethiopia earnings of $88 million a year, according to Oxfam.

by BBC News October 26, 2006

US coffee chain Starbucks is denying Ethiopia earnings of £47m ($88m) a year, according to Oxfam. The UK charity says Starbucks asked the National Coffee Association (NCA) to block the country's bid to trademark three types of coffee bean in the US....

Awareness campaigns have done little to change negative attitudes toward AIDS in Sao Tome and Principe Photo: © IRIN

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Stigma hobbles HIV/AIDS fight

by IRIN News October 25, 2006

Some 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees living in eastern Sudan could go hungry unless more money is found to fill a 47-percent funding gap in a feeding programme for them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday....

Photo: BBC Phindile is not sure if her son is also infected.

Africa’s forgotten HIV children

by Angus Crawford BBC News October 25, 2006

Children with HIV and Aids in the developing world are half as likely as adults to get life-saving drugs. This means fewer than one in 10 of over two million children infected get anti-retroviral treatment (ARVs)....

More than $380bn has been stolen or wasted by Nigerian governments since independence in 1960, Nigeria’s chief corruption fighter says

by BBC News October 20, 2006

More than $380bn has either been stolen or wasted by Nigerian governments since independence in 1960, the chief corruption fighter has said. Nuhu Ribadu told the BBC that Nigeria has "nothing much" to show for the missing money. ...

Illegal orphanages mushroom.

by IRIN News October 20, 2006

Malawi's opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has cautiously welcomed an informal offer by President Bingu wa Mutharika to begin cross-party talks aimed at easing political tensions. ...

WEST AFRICA: Child deaths from AIDS to keep growing

by IRIN/PlusNews October 19, 2006

Some 12,500 girls currently belong to government and non-government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a programme to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate all militias into society is failing them, Save the Children, an NGO, said in an August 2005 report. ...

Calls for review of law in wake of Madonna adoption.

by IRIN News October 17, 2006

Although the government has not publicly declared the Ebola haemorrhagic fever over, medical authorities in the Republic of Congo say they have the situation well under control....

US envoy in peace bid for Darfur

by BBC News October 15, 2006

United States Sudan envoy Andrew Natsios has arrived in Khartoum for a trip expected to take him to the troubled region of Darfur....

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