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  • Tanzania:

    A century later, little has changed for most females

    In some Tanzanian communities there are cultural practises that work against women's empowerment. The government recently announced that it is finalising a National Family Policy designed to address strategies to safeguard and promote the interests of households, including the protection of women's rights.
    23 February 2005 - IRIN, Dar es Salaam
  • Africa


    The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), an African
    initiative aimed at tackling poverty on the continent through better
    governance, has been criticised by international organisations for ignoring
    press freedom.
    15 February 2005 - International Freedom of Expression eXchange
  • Africa

    Can Blair Commission Solve Africa’s Problems?

    The economic history of Africa has been dominated by the extraction, exportation and retention of natural resources abroad. Efforts made by post-colonial nationalist leaders to build up their countries' productive capacity were swiftly swept aside by the structural adjustment programs which the international financial institutions imposed on Africa subsequent to the fiscal crisis of the late 1970s.
    15 February 2005 - Singy Hanyona
  • World AIDS Day: the clock is still ticking

    AIDS. It killed roughly 3 million people last year, most of them poor, and most of them in Africa. Between 34 and 42 million people are living with HIV. Absent antiretroviral therapies, AIDS will have killed the vast majority of them by 2015.
    17 December 2004 - Hein Marais
  • An Interview With Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai

    Getting to the heart of the matter

    On 10 December, 2004, the noted environmentalist, women's rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Ms. Wangari Maathai became the first African woman - and one of only 12 women in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She first gained international recognition in 1977, when she founded the Green Belt Movement to combat deforestation and soil erosion in her native Kenya. Nearly three decades and 30 million trees later, the movement had literally transformed the Kenyan landscape and become an influential force for democracy and women's rights.
    19 January 2005 - PAMBAZUKA
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