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  • South Africa

    Could Adam's descendents be living in Africa?

    In Southern Africa lives someone who has the closest match to the DNA of a man who walked the Earth 60 000 years ago - and Dr Spencer Wells is hoping to shake his hand one day.
    4 October 2005 - Shaun Smillie
  • Ethiopia

    Democracy finally gains roots

    The recent elections in Ethiopia, though highly-disputed, resulted into major democratic gains in a country that is more familiar with dictatorship than democracy since 1930 when Emperor Haile Selassie assumed the throne.
    22 September 2005 - Fred Oluoch
  • Nigeria

    Peer review gets underway

    Nigeria has embarked on a process leading to the implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in the country.
    22 September 2005 - Toye Olori
  • Kenya

    Impending referendum polarizes country

    Save for the constitutional issues, the forthcoming referendum will be a mid-term verdict by various regions on the political and economic performance of president Mwai Kibaki's government.
    21 September 2005 - Fred Oluoch
  • Uganda

    LRA and military in rights violation

    In December 2003, President Yoweri Museveni asked the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute abuses by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). But a new report released on September 20 by the Human Rights Watch group, the Uganda army has itself carried out serious crimes that demand prosecution.
    21 September 2005 - Henry Neondo
  • Angola

    Legacy of war, failed harvests combine to erode security

    Another generation of Angolan children faces a precarious future as failed harvests and the legacy of 27 years of civil war combine to undermine food security in the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday.
    20 September 2005 - IRIN
  • Southern Africa

    HIV/AIDS eroding region's development

    HIV/AIDS has accounted for huge reversals in human development in Southern Africa, which could impact on the region meeting some of the UN's poverty-slashing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new report.
    8 September 2005 - IRIN
  • Zimbabwe

    Business struggle after SA disconnects Harare for unpaid phone bill

    Doing business in Zimbabwe has become even more difficult after South Africa's telecommunications parastatal, Telkom, pulled the plug on services to the neighbouring country for outstanding debts.

    7 September 2005 - IRIN
  • Botswana

    Reserve sealed off, Bushmen threatened at gunpoint

    Wildlife guards have entered the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and are threatening Bushmen at gunpoint in an attempt to force them to abandon their homes.
    7 September 2005 - Survival International
  • Africa

    Education for the rural poor is crucial

    "Education is the most effective way to empower the rural poor to get out of poverty and to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals are met in sub-Saharan Africa," according to FAO.
    7 September 2005 - FAO
  • Darfur, Sudan

    Bandits hit aid convoys in Darfur - Unicef

    Humanitarian workers are concerned over the rising cases of banditry, a challenge they have to face every day on transit to deliver aid to the troubled areas.
    1 September 2005 - Jeremy Lovell
  • South Africa

    Durban AIDS vaccine trial site to close down

    A donor decision not to renew funding has led to the closure of an AIDS vaccine trial site in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, the South African province hardest hit by the epidemic.
    31 August 2005 - Plusnews
  • Zimbabwe

    Traditional healers make a killing as healthcare costs rocket

    An increasing number of Zimbabweans are turning to traditional healers for inexpensive medical care as health costs continue their upward trajectory.
    29 August 2005 - IRIN
  • Cote d Ivoire

    All eyes on mediators after rebels withdraw backing for October polls

    Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has declined to react to the rebels' effective withdrawal from the peace process he says its is up to the South African mediators to decided what will happen next.
    29 August 2005 - IRIN
  • Zimbabwe

    Still waiting for a place to call home

    Victims of slum demolitions continue to live in deplorable conditions
    26 August 2005 - IRIN
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