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January 2003

January 2003

12 Articles
  • Editorial

    Africanews staff
  • Kenya

    Dawn of a new era

    After the December 27 transition election, Kenyans now have a new government. The National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) won the election with a landside, bagging 125 of the 210 parliamentary seats. KANU won 64 seats while FORD-People had 14. The fringe parties also managed to bag a few seats. Safina, FORD Asili and Sisi kwa sisi each won two seats, while Shirikisho party won one seat.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Kenya

    Abused and neglected by the host

    A new report by the New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) seriously implicates the Government of Kenya and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the violation of basic human rights of refugees living in the country.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Zimbabwe

    Fuel crisis bites

    As the shortage of fuel persists, many residents of Bulawayo walk several kilometres to their work places as others resort to bicycles.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Ghana

    ECOWAS protocol breeds insecurity

    The protocol, which allows free movement of West Africans across the borders has opened a fertile breeding ground for fraudsters, besides leading to an influx of refugees, some of whom are involved in armed crime.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Swaziland

    Swazis debate system of government

    Controversy rages as to whether the country should adopt a parliamentary democracy and discard the monarchy with its attendant traditions.
    James Hall
  • Ghana

    Crying wolf

    A row is simmering over the disbursement of poverty alleviation funds as some regions feel shortchanged.
    Santuah Niagia
  • Mozambique

    Landmines hamper reconstruction process

    Government’s efforts to reconstruct the railway lines destroyed by landmines at the height of the civil war in 1983 are being impeded by heavy presence of the mines along the lines.
    Fred katerere
  • Malawi

    Child Labour rages on in Malawi

    Poverty, cheap labour are some of the factors that have fueled child labour the country. Child labour has deprived the Malawian society of a skilled and educated workforce for the future and so perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
    Charles Ba
  • Clippings

    Africanews staff
  • War and Peace

    Africanews staff
  • Action and Contacts

    A haven for Aids orphans

    As the Aids pandemic continues to take its toll on Zambians, a local NGO is striving to better the lives of children orphaned by the deadly scourge.
    Frank Bwalya
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