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June 2003

June 2003

12 Articles
  • Editorial

  • Kenya

    Thirsty city in the sun

    As the water shortage continues to bite, the Nairobi City Council s failure to monitor illegal connections and misuse will continue to hamper any plans to supply city residents with sufficient amounts of water.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Ghana

    Banking system fails the test

    The country s Central Bank seeks to intervene as commercial banks fail to catch up with modern banking techniques.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Southern Africa

    The paradox of a region s water woes

    Despite being endowed with some of the continent s biggest lakes and rivers, Southern Africa faces an acute growing water scarcity, a problem that is bound to reach alarming proportions in the near future.
    James Hall and Charles Banda
  • Kenya

    Lake Victoria chokes under the water hyacinth

    The heavy pollution of Lake Victoria has provided a conducive environment for the spread of numerous weeds such as the deadly water hyacinth, which continues to threaten the lives of the lake basin community.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Zimbabwe

    Communities want their land back

    When the Ian Smith's regime designated a 5 000-square-kilometre stretch of land in south eastern Zimbabwe in 1966 to create Gonarenzou National Park, it did more than promoting conservation.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Liberia

    Child soldiers are back on the frontline

    As Liberian President Charles Taylor fights for his very survival, child soldiers, many of them orphans of the conflict, are back at the forefront of the fighting.
  • Zimbabwe

    Miners and farmers clash over land reform

    The farmers and miners are headed for a collision course, thanks to the government s land reform programme.
    Kholwani Nyathi
  • Malawi

    Government in 10-year-plan to save rare fish

    Alarmed by the dwindling numbers of its highly prized and rare species of fish locally known as Chambo , the Malawi government through the Fisheries Department has formulated a 10-year strategic plan to restore the chambo fish in the waters of Lake Malawi and its largest outlet Shire River.
    Charles Banda
  • Clippings

  • War and Peace

  • Action and Contacts (Book Review)

    Stories Fly

    Stories Fly (Edited by Brenda Cooper) is a collection of a dozen masterfully written short stories by Africans from various diverse countries in the Diaspora.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
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