Africa

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....