Africa

Orphans and vulnerable children are now 5 percent of Nambia’s population and expected to be 10 percent within 15 years

by IRIN News December 19, 2005

The European Commission has deferred a decision on Kenya's request for €125 million (about US $153 million) in budgetary support to allow for further discussions on the issue of governance, amid concerns that high-level corruption had not yet been properly addressed....

Dispossessing Africa’s wealth

by Patrick Bond November 24, 2005

(November 24, 2005) There is a timeless line of argument from Walter Rodney's 1973 book 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa': 'The question as to who and what is responsible for African underdevelopment can be answered at two levels. Firstly, the answer is that the operation of the imperialist syst...

Niger leaders deny food shortage

by BBC News November 24, 2005

Niger's government has accused the World Food Programme (WFP) of exaggerating fears the country could face another food crisis within months....

Drought Magnifies Hunger, Suffering of Children in Malawi: Rural Village Tracks Malnutrition’s Toll on Young

by Craig Timberg Washington Post November 4, 2005

MBADZO, Malawi -- One by one, the women of this hungry village untied their babies from their backs and hung them on a scale dangling from the limb of a mango tree. As a volunteer called out the weights, Anna Bande, a nurse, grimly plotted the toll of southern Africa's latest drought on Malawi's you...

Donors shape Malawi’s food policies, USAID report says

by IRIN News October 25, 2005

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has called on Somali leaders attending ongoing peace talks in Kenya to show increased commitment to enable the talks to conclude successfully....

The influence of ideas and the power relationships that lead to those ideas on development in Africa

by Issa G. Shivji Pambazuka News October 22, 2005

[Ideas have important consequences in real life. Ideas are the way human beings try to understand the world and address major challenges. This excellent article describes the ideas that have influenced African development, where they have come from, where they have gone to, and why. He discusses ...

Bushmen in Botswana say they were forcibly evicted from village

by Craig Timberg Washington Post October 16, 2005

NEW XADE, Botswana -- In the end, the Bushmen of Molapo village could neither hunt nor gather, they said. Nor could they tend crops, collect firewood or lead their goats to pasture. After tens of thousands of years, the dry but life-giving vastness of the Kalahari Desert was declared off-limits by p...

Case lifts Nigerian police veil of impunity. Nigerian police kill six young people in car, plant weapons in the car, and pass deaths off as ‘fig...

by Craig Timberg October 10, 2005

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Shortly after midnight on June 8, Officer Danjuma Ibrahim fired an automatic rifle into a carload of six young people at a police checkpoint in this capital city, according to public testimony. The driver, Ifeanyi Ozor, 25, died instantly. His fiancee, Augustina Arebun, 22, bloodie...

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor doing business as usual in Nigeria: international war crimes prosecutors, human rights groups and U.S. officials ...

by Craig Timberg Washington Post October 9, 2005

CALABAR, Nigeria -- From all appearances, Charles Taylor's life in this tourist town in southeastern Nigeria has been an extended holiday. The exiled Liberian president sleeps in a rambling, red-roofed mansion, travels in a pair of Land Rovers with tinted-glass windows and buys food and electronic g...

Virginity becomes a commodity In Uganda’s war against AIDS

by Emily Wax Washington Post October 9, 2005

KITATYA, Uganda -- Mousisi Anatolius moved from hut to hut, taking notes in a tattered ledger as he interviewed parents and their young daughters. He was searching for virgins. ...

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