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  • Zimbabwe

    Shock treatment for widows as pandemic ravages Zimbabwe

    To be a widow and old in southern Zimbabwe where AIDS is sweeping with vengeance is dangerous. Self-appointed witch-hunters backed by community leaders are accusing widows of bewitching people with AIDS. If the widow is lucky, she is banished from the village. If not, it is a brutal cleansing ritual.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Malawi

    HIV-positive woman shines in AIDS activism

    Many Malawian women have fallen victim to the ravaging HIV/AIDS scourge and live without peace of mind. There is one woman in the rural district of Salima in central Malawi who has defied all the odds and is teaching others to do the same, thanks to Voluntary Counselling and Testing.
    Brian Ligomeka
  • Tanzania/Africa

    Girls: The most harassed, exploited and discriminated

    All over the world, horrific conditions that women face commonly begin when they are girls. In Africa, girl children are subjected to female genital mutilation, domestic violence, and discrimination on the job and in school.
    Zephaniah Musendo
  • Zambia

    Government, NGO, work to change education

    The Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia (FAWEZA), along with the government of Zambia, is striving to improve education for the girl child, despite challenging obstacles.
    Newton Sibanda
  • Tanzania

    Slaves of an ancient world

    Both the government and independent researchers agree that ancient norms, beliefs, and other traditional values as practised by many societies in Tanzania have been the main source of gender imbalances. And though efforts are being made to sort that out, the war is far from being won, according to a recent survey.
    3 March 2002 - Zephaniah Musendo
  • Swaziland

    Swaziland women secure right of land ownership

    Women in this tiny, conservative kingdom are testing the constraints of their legal and customary status in this conservative kingdom by seeking to own land, with liberating results.
    James Hall
  • Malawi

    Food crisis worsens in Malawi

    Malawi is currently facing a critical food shortage, but according to the World Food Programme (WFP), an even worse disaster could be on the way with April's harvest expected to be sharply down. The crisis has deepened, forcing people to eat leaves, maize husks, and in the most tragic cases, sell their own children in order to buy food.
    Brian Ligomeka
  • Kenya

    Controversy mars constitution review process

    The Constitution of Kenya Review Commission has been charged with the responsibility of preparing a new, people-driven constitution before Kenyans take to the polls by the end of this year. But the commission is plagued by a host of controversies that threaten to stall or stop its work.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Sudan

    Peace mission or plot to destabilise Sudanese rebels?

    A bid by Libya and Sudan to send a peacekeeping force to the troubled Central African Republic may actually be Khartoum’s opportunity to attack the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) from behind, say rebel sources and security analysts.
    Matthias Muindi
  • Ghana

    Bleak future as Ghana's forest cover diminishes

    In the past fifty years, Ghana's forest rate has been vanishing at an alarming rate. Now stakeholders are warning of bad times ahead if something is not done immediately.
    Amos Safo
  • Clippings

  • War and Peace

  • Action and contacts

    Group combats AIDS in the workplace

    Noticing that employee attendance in many companies was irregular due to illnesses and frequent funerals resulting from the deadly AIDS scourge, chief executives from reputable Zambian and non-Zambian companies operating in the country met in 1999 to look at ways of seeing what could be done about the situation.
    Newton Sibanda and Dean Mwaanga
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