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March 2003

March 2003

14 Articles
  • Editorial

    Africanews staff
  • Ghana/Liberia

    Refugee camp a security threat

    A camp that hosts some 40000 Liberian refugees is wreaking havoc in Ghana as the refugees perpetrate various heinous crimes, threatening the host country’s security.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Uganda

    Refugees cry out for help

    new report by Human Rights Watch implicates the government of Uganda and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) of violating the rights of refugees living in that country.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Swaziland

    Is it a safe haven for refugees?

    Since its Independence in 1968, Swaziland has prided itself as a welcoming refuge for displaced persons originating throughout Africa. However, the country’s hospitality was put to question when a Zambian family protested against inhuman in their residence.
    James Hall
  • Zambia

    Furore over land policy

    The Zambian civil society has described the current draft land policy released by government as a sham, as it seeks to continue vesting land in the hands of the republican President.
    Singy Hanyona
  • Malawi

    Pointing fingers

    While refugees in the country are being blamed for the escalating crime rates, there has been a war of words between the government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), with the former accusing the latter of laxity in accepting asylum seekers. But the refugee agency defends itself saying it is only there as a helper.
    Charles Banda
  • Zimbabwe

    Swelling numbers of internally displaced people

    Concerned Non-governmental orgnisation led by The Norwegian Refugee Council have called on the Zimbabwean government and non-governmental organisations to put in place mechanisms to assist these internal refugees, displaced by the controversial land redistribution programme, political violence currently besieging the country and drought.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Malawi

    Where women and children are disinherited

    Women in Malawi face numerous socio-economic problems as a result of discrimination and other negative gender-related attitudes, but rampant cases of property grabbing violating the rights of widows and orphans emerged a prime concern that was highlighted at this year’s International Women's Day.
    Hobbs Gama
  • Kenya

    Women Stripped of Property

    A report released by Human Rights Watch early this month chronicles cases of gross violation of women’s property rights.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • DR Congo

    Positive development towards peace

    The Inter-Congolese dialogue, the primary entity for negotiating the implementation of the 1999 Lusaka accords, forged an agreement on March 7 in Pretoria, South Africa, on the modalities for drafting a Congolese constitution and for organizing a unified army.
    Linda Frommer
  • Book Review

    A Passage to Africa by George Alagiah

    Published by Little Brown and Company, 2002 286 pages
    Reviewed By Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Action and Contacts

    The Reebok Human Rights Award Program seeks nominations of young human rights act

  • Clippings

  • War and peace

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