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ZIMBABWE: Mugabe delivers broadside to neighbours, 21/Feb/06
HARARE, 21 February (IRIN) - President Robert Mugabe has called on neighbouring countries not to interfere in Zimbabwe's internal affairs, while signalling that constitutional reform was on the cards, possibly to smooth the way for a chosen successor. ... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Govt adopts more focused approach to help orphans, 21/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 21 February (IRIN) - The South African government has begun addressing some of the problems over its delivery of social services, particularly help to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), according to experts. ... Full Report... Email Report

ANGOLA: Ready to play larger security role in Africa, 21/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 21 February (IRIN) - Angola, recently emerged from decades of civil war, is now turning its attention to playing a larger peace and security role in Africa, an analyst told IRIN.... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Murder of young lesbian sparks homophobia concerns, 20/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 20 February (IRIN) - As gays and lesbians become more visible in South African townships, they are increasingly becoming targets of homophobia, according to rights activists. The organisations were reacting to reports at the weekend of the murder of a young lesbian in a... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Bird flu ruffles few feathers among street traders, 20/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 20 February (IRIN) - The man shrugged his shoulders and stared blankly at the Society for Protection against Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) officer when asked if he had ever heard of bird flu. Beside him, row upon row of chickens, pigeons and guinea fowl languished in filthy,... Full Report... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Protest over re-printing of Prophet Muhammad cartoons, 20/Feb/06
MAPUTO, 20 February (IRIN) - Muslims throughout Mozambique are meeting this week to discuss how to respond to the publishing by local newspaper Savana of the controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which has stirred violent protest around the world. ... Full Report... Email Report

ZAMBIA: Lack of funds hampers bird flu surveilliance, 17/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 17 February (IRIN) - Zambia's avian flu technical team is hamstrung by a shortage of funds, according to a government official. ... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: From landless to landowners - the benefits of land reform, 17/Feb/06
MAKHADO, 17 February (IRIN) - In the late 1990s – still the early days of South Africa's democracy – Joseph Makhadi couldn't afford to continue his studies at a local technical college. He dropped out and lived, unemployed, in a humble dwelling along with 10 members of his... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Policy revised to shed light on urban refugee blind-spot, 17/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 17 February (IRIN) - The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is taking a fresh look at its policy for urban refugees amid concerns that it is not meeting their particular needs. ... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: IRIN-SA Weekly Round-up 270 for 11-17 February 2006, 17/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 17 February (IRIN) - ... Full Report... Email Report

ANGOLA: Uncertainty increases over election date, 16/Feb/06
LUANDA, 16 February (IRIN) - As Angolans eagerly await their first peacetime elections, the chances of the southwest African country's first ballot in more than a decade happening this year are growing increasingly slim. ... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Too white to be black - the challenge of albinism, 16/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - Professor John Makumbe was almost killed at birth by a shocked mid-wife in a mission hospital in rural eastern Zimbabwe. He went on to form the Zimbabwe Albino Association to lobby for people living with albinism.... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Remittances - curse or blessing?, 16/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - The World Bank's Global Economic Prospects (GEP) 2006 report highlights the importance of migration and remittances to development, noting that officially recorded money sent home by migrant workers worldwide exceeded $232 billion in 2005. Of this,... Full Report... Email Report

MALAWI: Embattled street vendors get a reprieve, 15/Feb/06
LILONGWE, 15 February (IRIN) - Malawi's embattled informal traders have been given until 15 April to vacate the streets or face forced eviction. ... Full Report... Email Report

ANGOLA: Head count holds back refugee registration, and food, 15/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 15 February (IRIN) - Refugees returning to their home province of Bié in central Angola will have to wait for a head count before they can be registered and get access to food aid. ... Full Report... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: Tsvangirai loses election appeal as opposition woes mount, 15/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 15 February (IRIN) - Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), already wracked by internal division, is finding itself more isolated in the region and at home. ... Full Report... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: New bridge to unite north and south and spur growth, 15/Feb/06
MAPUTO, 15 February (IRIN) - The signing this week of a US $80 million contract for the construction of a two kilometre-long bridge across the Zambezi River will have far reaching consequences for Mozambique. ... Full Report... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: "Bread and Roses" protestors held, 14/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 14 February (IRIN) - More than 400 women have been arrested for protesting against high prices and unemployment over the past two days in Zimbabwe, after inflation shot past 600 percent. ... Full Report... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Conflict, development and natural disasters fuel internal displacement, 14/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 14 February (IRIN) - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain a problem in Southern Africa, despite the resolution of many of the conflicts that forced people to flee their homes. ... Full Report... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Inheritance rights still a thorny issue, 14/Feb/06
WINDHOEK, 14 February (IRIN) - When Barakias Shangheta, 17, heard that his father had died at the local hospital in Okakarara, a village northeast of the capital, Windhoek, he ran to the cattle pastures and rounded up some of the herd for "safekeeping". "I knew that my father's... Full Report... Email Report


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