Skip to main content
Is the end of the newspaper near?
News and views from Africa
Ugandan journalists go to polls
Davis J Weddi, 28 October 2003
Journalists in Uganda have unanimously elected journalist-cum-politician Ahmed Katerega to head the Uganda Journalists Association.
about Ugandan journalists go to polls
Africa's malaria crisis offered fresh hope
Glory Mushinge, 29 September 2003
A new drug has been launched in Zambia for the treatment of malaria.
about Africa's malaria crisis offered fresh hope
Crude oil: A campaigner's battle for survival
Mark Pickard, 31 August 2003
Coming between a government oil quota of two million barrels per day, five multinationals and countless militiamen in a near-lawless Nigerian region was worth it, says exiled Donny Ohia.
about Crude oil: A campaigner's battle for survival
Malawian marijuana runs rife
Charles Banda, 10 June 2003
A senior Malawian magistrate was among 20 people arrested in the lakeshore district of Salima for alleged marijuana trafficking in a week beset with events surrounding the drug.
about Malawian marijuana runs rife
AIDS crisis cuts Africa's annual growth
Stephen Mbogo, 3 June 2003
The AIDS virus – which affects about 35 million people in Africa - will cause annual growth to fall across the continent this year, political leaders have warned.
about AIDS crisis cuts Africa's annual growth
Sierra Leone war crime witnesses recount horrors
Jia Kangbai, 23 May 2003
A woman who was forced to watch a militia torture and execute her two brothers described her ordeal to journalists last week under a new initiative launched by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC).
about Sierra Leone war crime witnesses recount horrors
Sierra Leone requests extradition of civil war wild cats
Jia Kangbai, 9 May 2003
Sierra Leone has called on neighbouring Liberia to arrest and extradite notorious ringleaders of war crimes committed during the country's decade-long civil war.
about Sierra Leone requests extradition of civil war wild cats
Manners and mores: Egypt's 'George Eliot' in bloom
Chinmayee Manjunath, 8 May 2003
Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf Soueif is a study in multiculturalism. She looks at the world through Egyptian eyes, and writes English fiction in an Arab hand.
about Manners and mores: Egypt's 'George Eliot' in bloom
'Truth' commission offers fresh hope for civil war victims
Jia Kangbai, 16 April 2003
Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has begun a long battle to secure justice for victims of the country's bloody civil war.
about 'Truth' commission offers fresh hope for civil war victims
, a subsidiary of