Africa

Letter from Northern Uganda

by Jennifer Mayer April 8, 2004

(Kampala, April 8, 2004) I arrived in Uganda on September 15, 2003 to begin my first year as a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow, placed with the United States Agency for International Development's Uganda mission. A few months before I arrived I was told that I would be acting as the Human...

South African schools in poor areas lack basics.

South African Poor’s Education Struggle

by Justin Pearce BBC April 7, 2004

Lucia Sikhakhane, 17, regards her school - Bophasenatla Secondary - as one of the best schools in Soweto. students peeping from broken windows Schools in poor suburbs lack proper facilities "The education is offered is good, even though we lack materials. The teachers teach well."...

Only Peace Can End Food Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Food Programme Official Says

by IRIN March 13, 2004

(Nairobi, March 13, 2004) Severe food shortages and malnutrition will continue to plague hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) unless insecurity comes to an end, the deputy executive director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), Sheila Sisulu, said on Friday. ...

Central African Republic: Impact of War on the Northeast

by IRIN March 3, 2004

(BANGUI, March 3, 2004) Cotton farmer Faustin Bagaza, 55, wears the cloak of poverty around him even tighter these days. Despite harvesting his crop for two successive years, he has made no sales. The reason? A rebellion in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR) that has devastated the country'...

Some 40 percent of Swazis are HIV positive.

National Disaster in Swaziland

by BBC February 18, 2004

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Namibia is very dry, making much of the land suitable principally for pasture and leaving farmers who receive relatively small holdings from the land reform unable to earn a living.

Land Reform in Namibia: Slow Pace, Debatable Benefits

by United Nations IRIN February 17, 2004

JOHANNESBURG, February 19, 2004 (IRIN) Namibia's land reform process is being questioned by some who find the pace too slow, while others argue that its benefits are debatable. The Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act of 1995 provides for the acquisition of agricultural land by the governmen...

Ethnic Split Creates Ivory Coast Crisis

by BBC February 17, 2004

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A Dog’s Life for Mothers in Northern Ugandan Refugee Camps

by Denis Ocwich New Vision, Kampala, Uganda January 27, 2004

(January 27, 2004) A pregnant woman must visit a maternity facility for medical check-ups at least three times in her nine months of pregnancy, and one or two times after delivery. Not so for the woman in the congested displaced people's camp in northern Uganda with few health centres nearby. "We...

‘Bittersweet Homecomings in War-Weary Sudan

by Emily Wax Washington Post January 5, 2004

KAUDA, Sudan -- His journey took him from Nairobi's throbbing urban streets to Sudan's shrubby plains. He carried only what he needed: his faded memory of his mother's face, a few pairs of jeans and two hip-hop cassette tapes....

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