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SWAZILAND: Children in for a better deal

MBABANE, 23 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - Swaziland has finally got around to drawing up legislation focusing on the protection of children's rights. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Involving children in issues raised by HIV/AIDS

BOUAKE, 22 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - As co-founder of a shelter for children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Rodrigue Koffi knows that children should never be shut out of the complex problems faced by families living with HIV/AIDS. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: New AIDS threat looms

CAPE TOWN, 21 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - A rise in HIV infection rates in South Africa's Western Cape Province could be linked to the growing popularity of a relatively new but highly addictive and easily accessible drug, some analysts are beginning to suspect.Full report

SWAZILAND: AIDS slows school building in rural areas

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MBABANE, 19 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - Deaths of parents from AIDS-related illnesses in rural Swaziland has slowed the rate of school construction, school officials told Prime Minister Themba Dlamini during a visit to the north of the country.Full report

LIBERIA: 17 UNMIL personnel investigated for sexual misconduct

MONROVIA, 9 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - The UN Mission in Liberia said it is investigating 17 cases of sexual misconduct by personnel, up from eight cases UNMIL said it was investigating last month.Full report

LESOTHO: Govt intensifies efforts to help rape survivors

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MASERU, 7 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - The Lesotho government is to improve medical care for sexual violence survivors after rape cases reported in the first three months of this year climbed to almost the total number for 2005. Full report

MALAWI: More than half the people still living in poverty - new report

JOHANNESBURG, 2 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - Despite the efforts of the past eight years, little has changed and Malawians are still just as poor as they were, the latest government assessment has revealed. Full report

UGANDA: Criminal probe recommended in AIDS fund scam

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KAMPALA, 2 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - A Judicial probe into the mismanagement of grants to Uganda from the Geneva-based Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has recommended that former health ministers and other managers of the funds be investigated for possible criminal prosecution.Full report

SENEGAL: As police crack down on illegal migrants, Spain takes diplomatic action

DAKAR, 31 May 2006 (IRIN) - As the Senegalese authorities crack down against illegal migrants, destination country Spain has launched a high-profile diplomatic offensive to bolster cooperation with West African leaders.Full report

NAMIBIA: Curbing HIV/AIDS along a transport corridor

KATIMA MULILO, 30 May 2006 (IRIN) - "That [a condom] is a traveller's companion, just like the passport," said customs officer Joseph Matroos, pointing to a dispenser at the Ngoma border post in the Caprivi region on Namibia's northeastern border with Botswana.Full report


IRIN Special Reports on HIV AIDS

SOUTH AFRICA: Small clinic at centre of debate over traditional medicine

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Migrants find sex trade a dead end street

IRIN Focuses & Interviews on HIV AIDS

COTE D IVOIRE: Involving children in issues raised by HIV/AIDS

SOUTH AFRICA: New AIDS threat looms

CONGO: Decay, disease, violence stalk convicts

ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive people floundering as economy sinks

Related Internet Links

Sudan Information Gateway website

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

WFP - Africa Hunger Alert

UN Economic Commission for Africa

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