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13 Articles
  • November 2003


  • Ghana

    Joy at having her first Cardinal

    Ghanaians have every reason to be thankful to the Pope for making one of their citizens a cardinal, the first in the country s history. All over the country, there is massive exultation within the Catholic community and beyond, over the appointment of Cardinal Turkson.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Botswana

    Women s organisations tackle gender-based violence

    A 28 year-old man hanged himself after stabbing his 25 year-old girlfriend several times with a sharp instrument recently. The woman died on her way to hospital while the man was later found hanging inside his house.
    Mqondisi Dube
  • Zambia

    Refugees living in hard times

    Refugees and asylum seekers in Zambia have had to bear the brunt of harsh living conditions. However, the Lusaka Urban Refugee Project strives to improve their lot.
    Singy Hanyona
  • Kenya

    Famine looms in the northern region

    A severe famine is to hit northern Kenya in the next few weeks, sparking off food crisis of unprecedented proportions in the region. The impending disaster is likely to trigger migration to urban areas.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Zimbabwe

    Neighbours react to economic refugee influx

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe might have stayed at home after being barred from attending the Commonwealth summit in Nigeria, but thousands of his countrymen will be fleeing poverty and starvation by attempting to get into increasingly unwelcoming neighbouring countries.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Rwanda

    Nation moves to rescue vulnerable children

    Following the 1994 genocide that left a number of children orphaned, the government and NGOs are working closely to ameliorate the suffering of these vulnerable children.
    Emmanuel Rutaisire
  • Malawi

    Refugee population swells in Malawi

    The country has hosted war refugees for decades, with a peak in the late 1980s and early 1990. As war continues in some countries in Africa's Great Lakes Region, the number of people seeking refuge in Malawi has risen more than tenfold in just under five years.
    Charles Banda
  • Angola

    No respite yet for refugees

    A Human Rights Watch report notes that one of the critical challenges facing the country in its transition to peace will be the successful return and integration of millions of internally displaced persons, refugees in neighbouring countries, and former combatants displaced during the conflict.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Uganda

    Slaves in their own motherland

    The internally displaced people of northern Uganda, besides being exposed to frequent attacks from the Lord s Resistance Army (LRA), are living in deplorable conditions in overpopulated camps.
    James Oweka
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