Photo: AP.  Child sits in the rubble of his destroyed home. The Zimbabwean government bulldozed thousands of ‘illegal’ homes and small businesses affecting approximately  700,000, according to the UN, which in its report on the situation says “he scale of suffering is immense, particularly among widows, single mothers, children, orphans, the elderly and disabled persons.”

A place where women rule: all-female village in Kenya is a sign of burgeoning feminism across Africa

by Emily Wax Washington Post July 1, 2005

UMOJA, Kenya -- Seated cross-legged on tan sisal mats in the shade, Rebecca Lolosoli, matriarch of a village for women only, took the hand of a frightened 13-year-old girl. The child was expected to wed a man nearly three times her age, and Lolosoli told her she didn't have to....

A Culture Vanishes in Kalahari Dust

by Craig Timberg Washington Post June 3, 2005

MALAPO, Botswana -- In the Kalahari Desert, where the landscape stretches brown and dusty in every direction, water is power. So when the truckloads of men from the government rumbled up to this ancient Bushmen village three years ago, they found the steel drums that held the community's precious re...

In Africa, Lifting the Pall of Smoke From Cooking

by Susan P. Williams Washington Post May 23, 2005

In the highlands of Ethiopia, the temperature dips to an average 37 degrees at night. A typical family's one-room house has no chimney, and the stove consists of three stones supporting a pot over an open wood fire. The mother fixes dinner as her toddlers edge closer, trying to stay warm in the swir...

High-Profile Help for Africa: Mandela, Tony Blair and Bono–Will the U.S. Respond?

by Sebastian Mallaby Washington Post May 23, 2005

On the question of Africa right now, the Bush administration is up against Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair and the rock star-industrial complex, not to mention Sun Microsystems and Pat Robertson. It's one of those occasions when the sole pole in our (supposedly) unipolar world looks pretty much surrounde...

In Darfur, Both Sides Want to Fight

by Emily Wax Washington Post May 17, 2005

MUHAJARA, Sudan -- Tarjab Jalab, a sinewy, bearded rebel commander in the Sudan Liberation Army militia, limped across this scarred and half-empty village on a bandaged foot. Dozens of leather pouches hung from his arms and legs, each containing Koranic verses. The amulets had not saved Jalab from b...

Oil Giant ChevronTexaco Admits Nigeria Aid Woes

by BBC News May 5, 2005

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Sudan’s Unbowed, Unbroken Inner Circle

by Emily Wax Washington Post May 3, 2005

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- The men who control Africa's largest country -- the key architects of the conflict in Darfur -- hail from two tiny, interwoven Arab tribes. Many of them grew up together and graduated from Khartoum University. They often sit together in cafés beside the Nile, bickering about poli...

President Mugabe Celebrates His Party’s Victory

Mugabe’s Party Sweeps to Victory

by BBC News April 1, 2005

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has swept to victory in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections. So far the party has taken 69 of 120 contested seats, official results show - enough to guarantee Mr Mugabe's party control of the legislature....

In Zimbabwe, Withholding of Food Magnifies the Hunger for Change

by Craig Timberg Washington Post March 30, 2005

ZHULUBE, Zimbabwe -- Hundreds of bags of cornmeal were stacked in front of a bar near here this month, rising as high as its roof. The only problem for the hungry people of this drought-stricken area was that the food, like the bar, was controlled by officials from the ruling party. With a crucial e...

U.K Aid Report Asks for Doubling of Aid to Africa

by BBC News March 18, 2005

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says the G8 has agreed a $50bn (£28.8bn) aid boost for Africa, as he unveils details....

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