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  • EDITORIAL

  • Botswana/Namibia

    Namibian refugees in Botswana to return home

    Following a fact-finding tour by the UNHRC and five refugee representatives, a group of 700 Namibian refugees currently living in Botswana are determined to head back home this month.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Ghana

    Ghanaian teachers dying out of frustration

    Gone are the days when teaching was a respected profession. These days, teachers' working conditions have deteriorated, leading to poor-quality teaching and ill-prepared students.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Kenya

    Traditional circumcision a health hazard

    The widely practiced tradition of circumcising boys is now seen as a threat to life. The use of the same circumcision knife to operate on several initiates has increased the chances of transmitting viruses, including HIV.
    Eric Maino
  • Zimbabwe

    Poverty creates internal refug

    Scores of people - mostly children - are moving into Zimbabwe's towns and cities as they escape starvation, AIDS, grinding poverty, and political instability in the countryside. Yet, the government continues to turn a blind eye to this problem, and prohibits criticism and even discussion about it.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Zambia

    Zambia rejects genetically modified food aid

    Zambia, which is suffering from a severe food shortage, has said, "Thanks but not thanks," to U.S. shipments of genetically modified foods sent to alleviate the crisis, citing the great unknowns of GM food and saying that Zambians should not be test cases.
    Gershom Ndhlovu
  • Swaziland

    NGOs lead in the war against AIDS

    The newly created National Emergency Resource Committee for HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) will disburse funds to groups that are struggling to stem, and cope with, a pandemic in which 34.2 percent of the adult Swazi population is HIV positive.
    James Hall
  • Africa/Canada

    NGOs present false images of Africa

    A coalition of Canadian non-government organisations, church groups, unions, and others with an interest in sub-Saharan Africa says that the images of Africa that have been presented in the media and fundraising activities have done much more harm than good for the people of Africa.
    Amos Safo
  • Kenya

    The vicious circle of sexual exploitation

    The sexual abuse of children in Kenya and other African countries has astronomical consequences on children's physical, psychological, and social development, and ends up in such tragedies as early pregnancy and the transmission of HIV/AIDS, says a new report.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Clippings

  • War and Peace

  • Action and contacts

    HIV/AIDS: Media excellence gets rewarded

    Thabo Motlamelle
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