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SCIENCE AND NATURE

AUGUST 2005

Sorry we have found no science and nature stories for Africa in August 2005

JULY 2005

Sorry we have found no science and nature stories for Africa in July 2005

JUNE 2005

G8 SUMMIT: LEADERS ASKED TO GET SCIENTIFIC ON AFRICA (JUNE 15, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506150077.html
Leading scientists from around the world are asking leaders of the G8 countries to get more scientific in their approach to the development of Africa.

MAY 2005

NHS CENTRES 'WILL POACH DOCTORS FROM AFRICA' (MAY 29, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/health.cfm?id=587592005
Scotland's new privately-run NHS treatment centres will be allowed to recruit from desperately poor nations...

NEW MONKEY DISCOVERED IN AFRICA (MAY 21, 2005)
http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050521-085018-5892r.htm
Dar es Salaam — Two teams of biologists, working separately, have discovered a new monkey species...

HEALTH, CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT

AUG 2005

SOUTHERN AFRICA: NEIGHBOURS TO JOIN FORCES ON HEALTH (AUG 9)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508090111.htm
l Mozambique and South Africa are to sign a health cooperation agreement, allowing the exchange of knowledge on diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

AFRICA STARVES AS WESTERNERS WEEP AND OUR LEADERS EAT (AUG 8)
http://www.nationmedia.com/eastafrican/current/Opinion/Opinion080820058.htm
The images of starving African children with protruding stomachs, tormented by flies, are back with the famine in Niger.

FOOD CRISIS 'RUNS ACROSS AFRICA' (AUG 10)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4138120.stm
With attention on food shortages in Niger, aid agencies say a vast hunger belt is stretching across Africa.

SOUTHERN AFRICA FEARS FAMINE, UN LACKS FUNDS (AUG 10)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10726316.htm
Songuene, Mozambique — For villagers in drought-stricken southern Mozambique, this year's food shortages are the worst many can remember...

FORESTS AND DEFORESTATION IN AFRICA—THE WASTING OF AN IMMENSE RESOURCE (AUG 6)
http://www.afrol.com/features/10278
Except for the Congo Basin, Africa's frontier forests have largely been destroyed...

JULY 2005

Sorry we have found no health, conservation and environment stories for Africa in July 2005

JUNE 2005

HEALTH PROBLEMS IN AFRICA (JUNE 23, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23503471.htm
London — Africa is ravaged by preventable and curable illnesses but healthcare is often non-existent...

AFRICA 'ON FRONT LINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE' (JUNE 20, 2005)
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f5008e0a-e128-11d9-a3fb-00000e2511c8.html
Attempts to alleviate poverty in Africa will fail unless urgent action is taken to stall dangerous climate change...
(Related articles: Global warming in Africa: The hottest issue of all)

AFRICA HEALTH PERSONNEL EXODUS WORRYING (JUNE 17, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506171064.html
A worrying concern was expressed about the massive exodus of African medical health personnel to Western countries...

AIDS "TSUNAMI" THREATENS AFRICA CHILDREN-RED CROSS (JUNE 15, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L15647892.htm
Johannesburg — The Red Cross issued a warning of "a silent tsunami" wiping out an entire generation

NEW RESEARCH QUESTIONS LINK BETWEEN FOOD CRISIS AND AIDS (JUNE 1, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/3cce12397fc7cb28b9fad5e38a7ce6ff.htm
The link between HIV/AIDS and hunger in rural communities has received a great deal of attention in Southern Africa.

MAY 2005

SOUTHERN AFRICA MUST MOVE ON FROM MAIZE—EXPERTS (MAY 30, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30504684.htm
Southern African farmers must diversify away from their staple maize crop... (Related article: Southern Africa must move on from staple maize crop)

COOKING FIRES A HEALTH PERIL IN AFRICA (MAY 29, 2005)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0505290001may29,1,5591210.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
In the highlands of Ethiopia, the temperature dips to an average 37 degrees at night.

NEW STUDY PROJECTS DROUGHT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, RAIN IN SAHEL (MAY 24, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505250146.html
A new analysis of Africa's past and future climate shows that the Sahel region, which experienced catastrophic drought until rains returned in the 1990s, could experience wetter monsoons...

WORLD MUST SAVE AFRICA'S CHILDREN FROM AIDS—UNICEF (MAY 24, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L2418178.htm
Dvumbe, Swaziland — Rich countries must do more to protect African children from HIV/AIDS, the new head of the United Nations children's agency said...

GLOBAL WARMING 'TO HIT AFRICA HARD' (MAY 17, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505171394.html
In 30 to 40 years the effect of global warming in Africa will be as devastating as malaria and other diseases...

CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE SHOP (MAY 6, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4516663
A charity dedicated to helping the people of Africa has today launched a major new online shopping facility that allows supporters to buy...

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

AUGUST 2005

AFRICA'S 'INTERNAL DYNAMICS' PLAYED AGAINST DEAL WITH G4 (AUG 6)
http://www.eians.com/stories/2005/08/06/06int.shtml
United Nations —The African Union's repudiation of an India-backed joint plan on expansion of the UN Security Council is more a result of difficult internal dynamics of Africa than any qualitative disagreement with New Delhi

BLACKS URGED TO DO MORE TO HELP AFRICA (AUG 5)
http://www.chicagodefender.com/page/business.cfm?ArticleID=1805
Washington — Black people have talked far too much about the problems in Africa and the Diaspora without taking responsibility...

AFRICA PRESSES FOR UN REFORM (AUG 9)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508090224.html
African leaders amplified their appeal when they again called for the reorganisation and democratisation of the United Nations.

AFRICA'S SILENCE ON MUGABE 'SHOCKING' (AUG 9)
http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=55&fArticleId=2830332
A UN human rights expert has sharply criticised major African leaders, saying their failure to condemn President Robert Mugabe's housing demolition campaign in Zimbabwe was tantamount to a cover-up.

ANALYST SAYS EAST AFRICA FERTILE GROUND FOR TERRORIST GROUPS (AUG 8)
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-08-08-voa26.cfm
British and Italian authorities say the four chief suspects in the July 21 attempted bombings in London come from the Horn of Africa...

SOUTHERN AFRICA: PEACEKEEPER TRAINING CENTRE REOPENS (AUG 8)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/7332e582c39dffdae38ef7555cbf4876.htm
Johannesburg — The reopening of a regional training centre in Zimbabwe means Southern African countries will soon be able to contribute troops to United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions.

AFRICA SENDS UN COUNCIL PLANS BACK TO DRAWING BOARD (AUG 7)
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050807/wl_nm/un_council_reform_dc_1
United Nations — Japan, Germany, Brazil and India's bid to expand the UN Security Council appears doomed following Africa's steadfast refusal to join forces with them

AFRICA URGES JOINT EFFORTS TO COMBAT CHILD TRAFFICKING (AUG 5)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/05/content_3313395.htm
Yaounde — An international meeting on combating child trafficking in central and western Africa was wrapped up on Thursday...

AFRICA REJECTS COMPROMISE ON UN COUNCIL EXPANSION (AUG 5)
http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-08-05T011308Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-211623-2.xml
Addis Ababa — Africa on Thursday rejected overtures from UN Security Council aspirants Brazil, Germany, Japan and India to compromise on their on their proposal for reforming the world body...

WORLD BANK CALLS FOR CHANGES TO AFRICA DEBT PLAN (AUG 4)
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3366377a12,00.html
Washington — The World Bank is calling for substantial changes in the highly-touted debt relief proposal for poor African countries...

COUP A SETBACK FOR AFRICA (AUG 4)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508041122.html
Coups d''etat are supposed to be an anachronism in Africa and the rest of the world since they lost their popularity in the 1980s.

AFRICA IN MOURNING (AUG 3)
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,16134012%255E663,00.html
East Africa began five days of mourning for Sudan's vice-president, former rebel leader John Garang, as a close ally was chosen to succeed him.

NO PANACEA FOR AFRICA (AUG 3)
http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/3/2005&Cat=14&Num=001
Obviously, there is no single solution which can remedy all the ills of Africa. Africa is suffering from civil wars, droughts...

SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM: WHO REPRESENTS AFRICA? (AUG 2)
http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=246962&area=/insight/insight__africa/
In the next month, all African eyes will be on the race to see who will represent the continent on the United Nations Security Council.

AFRICA ACTION STATEMENT ON JOHN GARANG'S DEATH (AUG 2)
http://www.africaaction.org/newsroom/index.php?op=read&documentid=1268&type=15&issues=1024
Washington DC — Upon the death of Vice President John Garang de Mabior on Sunday, Africa Action offers its condolences...

LIVE 8 NEEDED AFRICA'S VOICE (AUG 1)
http://www.nationmedia.com/eastafrican/current/Opinion/comments010820055.htm
The Live 8 Music Festival and the other activities staged during the G8 summit aimed at highlighting Africa's problems and raise awareness in the West. ...

JULY 2005

CHARITY BEGS BLAIR TO STOP THE WASTE (JULY 5)
http://services.press.net/pressnet/communitynewswire/index.jsp?story_id=1026473&setStyle=mlStory&returnStyle=heading.cnw
International development charity Harvest Help today urged Tony Blair not to increase aid to Africa until he stops millions of pounds being wasted.

JUNE 2005

'AFRICA8' TESTIFY FOR THE POWERLESS (JUNE 26, 2005)
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/development/story/0,15709,1515095,00.html
One has Aids and is demanding more medicine to help her fellow sufferers in Nigeria. One is a sugar cane farmer...

SOUTHERN AFRICA LAUNCHES FIRST WAR GAMES (JUNE 24, 2005)
http://english.people.com.cn/200506/24/eng20050624_192047.html
Southern Africa launched its first war games with 3,300 troops from 12 countries in Botswana's northern Maun region...

WOLFOWITZ STRESSES PRIVATE-SECTOR ROLE IN AFRICA (JUNE 24, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N23148074.htm
Baltimore — New World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz encouraged business leaders on Thursday to look for, and help expand, opportunities in Africa...

STRAW CALLS ON AFRICA TO TACKLE MUGABE TYRANNY (JUNE 23, 2005)
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=689242005
Jack Straw yesterday urged African leaders to confront Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, on his government's human rights violations. (Related articles: , AU rejects calls to act over Zimbabwe, Africa urged to act over Zimbabwe, Southern Africa: Civil society coalition calls for end to forced evictions in Zimbabwe)

THE 'RIGHT' GROWTH FOR AFRICA (JUNE 23, 2005)
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=97033
Africa has the highest level of poverty in the world and is one of the two regions where poverty has not declined in the past twenty years.

AFRICA UNVEILS GOVERNANCE REPORTS ON GHANA, RWANDA (JUNE 19, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L19173147.htm
Abuja — African leaders unveiled the first two in a series of country reports on Sunday aimed at showcasing government reforms in the world's poorest continent...

G8 SUMMIT URGED TO MAKE CONCRETE COMMITMENT TO AFRICA (JUNE 17, 2005)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/17/content_3100637.htm
Nairobi — The United Nations environment and human settlements agencies Friday called on the Group of Eight (G8)industrialized nations to make immediate commitment of rescuing Africa...

AFRICA NEEDS "GREAT INCREASES" IN AID—WOLFOWITZ (JUNE 17, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17614478.htm
Kigali — Rich nations including the United States should send much more aid to Africa, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said... (Related article: Wolfowitz urges extra aid after trip to Africa)

BROWN GIVES SCOTS TASTE OF AFRICA'S PAIN (JUNE 18, 2005)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1659198,00.html
Gordon Brown took his crusade against poverty and suffering in Africa to a school in Scotland yesterday...

IS AFRICA GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT CORRUPTION? (JUNE 17, 2005)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4102742.stm
South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki won plaudits this week after he sacked his Deputy Jacob Zuma.

AFRICA: CONTINENT NEEDS $1 BILLION ANNUALLY FOR ORPHANS (JUNE 16, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/e9b287dce1aa8ce0f7d4f1e9d04eb90a.htm
Nairobi — Africa needs at least US $1 billion every year to combat the alarming increase in the number of orphans... (Related articles: 40m orphaned in Africa, Africa: Annual Cost of Aids Orphans Revealed)

BLACK PASTORS CRITICIZE BUSH ON AID TO AFRICA (JUNE 15, 2005)
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-africa15jun15,0,6246973.story?coll=la-home-nation
Washington — Several influential black pastors who were recently courted by Bush administration officials as potential partners in crafting African relief policies are now questioning the White House commitment...

BUSH VOWS TO REDUCE RED TAPE, EXPEDITE AID TO AFRICA (JUNE 14, 2005)
http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5455407.html?SID=us7f0mk4t4t4d16v85u5a5bnc7
Washington — One of President Bush's signature aid programs for promoting democracy and good governance in the developing world came under fire Monday...

GOVERNMENT ON CRUSADE TO END HUNGER IN AFRICA (JUNE 13, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506131160.html
Ahead of the G8 July summit in Scotland, President Olusegun Obasanjo on 10 June in Rome called for greater efforts...

U.S. EXPANDS ITS FIGHT ON TERRORISTS IN AFRICA (JUNE 11, 2005)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/10/news/military.php
A growing number of Islamic militants from northern and sub-Saharan Africa are fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces...

PITT TAKES ON POVERTY AND AIDS IN AFRICA (JUNE 9, 2005)
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=6&ObjectID=10329710
Brad Pitt is taking on poverty and Aids in Africa...

AFRICA WELCOMES G8 DEBT RELIEF PLAN, WANTS PROBE (JUNE 8, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L08665603.htm
Lagos — Africans welcomed on Wednesday moves by leading members of the Group of Eight powerful nations to cancel Africa's debts... (Related articles: Analysis: the problem with Africa, Aid to Africa—How to Do It Right, Debt deal for Africa a fraction of Blair plan for reluctant G8, 'Small Victory for Africa, But Not Enough', G8 debt relief won't boost Africa investment soon, Good News for Africa, G8 'harming Africa', charity says, Africa needs aid for security)

ECONOMISTS CALL FOR UNITED AFRICA TO NEGOTIATE TRADE DEAL WITH EU (JUNE 8, 2005)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/08/content_3056844.htm
Nairobi — African countries must close ranks in the new trade deal talks with the European Union...

CONFERENCE URGES WORLD LEADERS TO DOUBLE AID TO AFRICA (JUNE 7, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4659823
A group of international parliamentarians today called on the world's richest leaders to double aid to Africa by 2010.

BLAIR LOBBIES BUSH ON AID FOR AFRICA (JUNE 7, 2005)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=827907
Washington — British Prime Minister Tony Blair, lobbying world leaders on his plans to tackle global warming and lift Africa out of poverty...
(Related articles: Into Africa, Bush Announces $674 Million in Additional Aid for Africa, Africa Action Rejects White House Announcement on Aid to Africa, Bush is offering more aid to Africa, Blair wins support from Putin on Africa poverty, Rich nations told to focus on development assistance to Africa Roundup: Rich countries urged to do more for Africa)

WOLFOWITZ CITES WHAT AFRICA NEEDS TO DO (JUNE 7, 2005)
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/06/07/ap2081085.html
Paul Wolfowitz, who will soon take his first trip to Africa as head of the World Bank, said a case can be made for more development aid...
(Related articles: World Bank to step up efforts in Africa, World Bank chief out to get the view from Africa, World Bank's Chief Hails Importance of Africa, Nigeria)

HUNT ON FOR AFRICA'S 'ELEPHANTS' (JUNE 6, 2005)
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1716570,00.html
Maputo — Africa is being eyed anew for potential "elephants" in the oil and gas sector...

BLAIR'S CAMPAIGN FOR AFRICA (JUNE 6, 2005)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0606/p01s04-woaf.html
Johannesburg — The US was more generous last year than it has ever been toward Africa, giving $3.2 billion in foreign aid, or about $4.50 per sub-Saharan African.

MONEY FOR AFRICA DRYING UP, AID AGENCIES SAY (JUNE 5, 2005)
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/06/05/aid.reut/
Johannesburg — Despite a new drive in the west to focus attention on Africa, aid agencies say accounts are dwindling

BRITS DISTRUST AFRICA (JUNE 4, 2005)
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1716318,00.html
London — The vast majority of Britons believe that sending billions of dollars in aid to Africa would be a waste...

BROWN REVEALS PLAN FOR AFRICA (JUNE 3, 2005)
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2005/06/03/brown_reveals_plan_for_africa.html
In recent months, Gordon Brown has done his level best to sound like a man who would be marching... (Related article: Brown wants oil countries to donate cash for Africa, Britain proposes end of poverty in Africa, Oil-rich Gulf urged to help Africa)

GUEBUZA CALLS ON DONORS TO UNDERSTAND AFRICA'S PROBLEMS (JUNE 3, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506030715.html
Mozambiquan President Armando Guebuza yesterday called on the donor community to seek better understanding about the complexity of Africa's economic problems

AFRICA ECONOMIC SUMMIT ENDS IN CAPE TOWN (JUNE 3, 2005)
http://www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2005-06-03-voa41.cfm
A three-day summit to help promote growth in Africa ended today in Cape Town...

MAY 2005

NEW DATE SET FOR EAST AFRICA FEDERATION (MAY 30, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505310056.html
The fate of the long proposed East Africa Federation will be decided by May, next year.

SOUTHERN AFRICA MUST MOVE ON FROM MAIZE — EXPERTS (MAY 30, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30504684.htm
Southern African farmers must diversify away from their staple maize crop to more nutritious and drought resistant plants...

GELDOF TO AID AFRICA, THIS TIME WITH LIVE 8 (MAY 30, 2005)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0505300153may30,1,3559586.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=2&cset=true
Singer-activist Bob Geldof's Live 8, a concert to aid Africa, is set for July 2 in Philadelphia...
(Related articles: 1985: Live Aid makes millions for Africa, Geldof should learn from history: in Africa, aid does not bring relief, Amid 'Live 8' hullabaloo, what about Africa?, Live 8 Plans New Shows in Japan, Canada, South Africa, Africa's flash moment , Will rock star pressure win more aid for Africa?) The AIDS ABCs For Africa

BEST GIFT TO AFRICA? LETTING IT HELP ITSELF (MAY 29, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=586832005
Just over 20 years ago, American Express had an idea that changed the world.

SOLD IN BRITAIN, THE HIV DRUGS FOR AFRICA (MAY 29, 2005)
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/business/articles/timid400929?source=This%20is%20Money
They wriggled and squirmed, made excuses and risked the wrath of their largest investors.

ZIM SET TO RELENT ON FOOD AID REJECTION (MAY 28, 2005)
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=84&art_id=vn20050528100106121C936714
Zimbabwe will probably allow the United Nations to launch a food-aid operation to help alleviate the impact of a late-in-the-season drought...

AFRICA STRUGGLES WITH PAST IN ITS JOURNEY TO FUTURE (MAY 27, 2005)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucgg/20050528/cm_ucgg/africastruggleswithpastinitsjourneytofuture/nc:742
Nairobi — If one searches for answers about Africa -- why poverty is so miserably ingrained in almost all the societies...

SPREADING CREATIVE COMMONS IN AFRICA (MAY 27, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505270207.html
As South Africa continues to celebrate the launch of the Creative Commons South Africa (ccSA), other Africans must now be thinking about opening chapters...

SOUTHERN AFRICA: UNICEF URGES GREATER ANTI-AIDS ACTION FOR CHILDREN (MAY 27, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505270045.html
The new head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Ann Veneman, has urged greater efforts by wealthy nations to protect African children...
(Related articles: UNICEF's Executive Director Continues Africa Tour in Malawi)

MARKETS ESSENTIAL FOR AFRICA — MUSEVENI (MAY 27, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505270883.html
Integration is the only solution to the challenges that have stagnated the development of Africa...

'FINANCE GROUPS KEEP AFRICA HOSTAGE' (MAY 26, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505260480.html
Due to poverty and debt, basically each and every African country is a victim of and a hostage of international financial institutions...

BLAIR WANTS BACKING FOR AFRICA (MAY 26, 2005)
http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1711553,00.html
London — Prime Minister Tony Blair has six weeks to persuade the world's wealthiest nations to back his plans for doubling aid to Africa...
(Related article: Tony's Blurred Blueprint for Africa, Italy Pledges Support for Blair's G8 Agenda on Africa)

COMMISSION ON AFRICA MEETING ENDS IN LONDON (MAY 25, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505250157.html
A five-day conference on Commission on Africa has been held in London.

SOUTHERN AFRICA: UN LEADERS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION (MAY 25, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/d1bc9329563e32cf296afc2d8c05c3a5.htm
Johannesburg — Three United Nations leaders issued a call in Johannesburg today for the world to refocus its attention on Southern Africa...

COLD WATER POURED ON PM'S AFRICA PLANS (MAY 24, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4597550
Tony Blair's ambitious plans to alleviate the plight of Africa are unlikely to make a "serious difference" in the near future, a leading foreign affairs think tank warned...

GERMANY 'BLOCKS' BLAIR'S AFRICA PLAN (MAY 22, 2005)
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/development/story/0,15709,1489762,00.html
Tony Blair's plans to tackle poverty in Africa are being 'blocked' by Germany and Italy, with both countries refusing to increase aid packages...

EXPERTS QUESTION AFRICA'S ABILITY TO USE MORE AID EFFECTIVELY (MAY 22, 2005)
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/m-news+article+storyid-10672.html
Washington — Several development experts recently praised a report by the British government that recommends, among other things, massive increases for development assistance...

UN ENVOY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA TOUR (MAY 22, 2005)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4570335.stm
A top UN envoy has started a tour of southern Africa to look at the threat of food shortages and the impact of HIV...

AID TO AFRICA CHEAPER THAN IGNORING CONTINENT—EU (MAY 20, 2005)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20533915.htm
Brussels — The cost of fighting poverty in Africa is much less than the bill European Union taxpayers would face for failing to tackle the consequences of poverty...

AFRICA CALLS FOR DEBTS' CANCELLATION (MAY 00, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505171161.html
African governments at the weekend in Abuja spoke in one voice, demanding outright cancellation of all multinational and bilateral debts...

AFRICA: FUNDING SHORTFALL CRIPPLING AIDS EFFORTS (MAY 17, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505171452.html
As the General Assembly readies itself for a high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS early next month, senior UN officials are warning...

FRESH CALL FOR END TO AFRICA DEBT (MAY 7, 2005)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4526201.stm
African finance ministers have ended three days of talks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with a call for the cancellation of Africa's debt burden.
(Related articles: African ministers seek debt relief)

AFRICAN LEADERS HOLD RAINFOREST SUMMIT (FEB 6, 2005)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1296775.htm
The leaders of seven central African nations have gathered in Brazzaville with international officials for a conference on the threats facing the region's vast forest expanses...
(Related articles: African treaty to protect forest, African treaty to protect forest)

BUSINESS AND CULTURE

AUGUST 2005

ASSOCHAM SUGGESTS JVS TO BOOST EXPORTS TO AFRICA (AUG 8)
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blnus/03081706.htm
New Delhi — Industry body Assocham on Monday suggested setting up joint ventures in African countries to increase Indian exports to $6 billion by 2010 from $2 billion at present.

EAST AFRICA MEETS EAST BAY (AUG 6)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/06/BAGF3E40BB1.DTL
The teenagers stepped back and forth on the stage on Friday and chanted a song in the Tigrina language that goes back centuries to the Horn of Africa. ...

KAONE HAS HER ROOTS FIRMLY PLANTED IN AFRICA (AUG 3)
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=139&art_id=vn20050803124234902C532550
Kaone Kario seriously considered going into medicine, even registering at the University of Botswana, but those plans are on hold for a while.

JULY 2005

Sorry we have found no business and culture stories for Africa in July 2005

JUNE 2005

ROUNDUP: POOR AFRICA WITNESSES GREAT LEAP IN MOBILE INDUSTRY (JUNE 23, 2005)
http://english.people.com.cn/200506/23/eng20050623_191876.html
Africa may be in the headlines because of civil wars and diseases, but few people notice the world's poorest continent is now experiencing an unprecedented growth...

DOWNSIDE FOR AFRICA IN CUTTING SUGAR PRICE (JUNE 20, 2005)
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/eu/story/0,9061,1510397,00.html
As the head-to-head between Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac over the EU budget reached fever pitch last week, an item of news about a small part of the common agricultural policy leaked out...

OUT OF AFRICA (JUNE 18, 2005)
http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=668602005
As the G8 leaders pack their bags for their stay at Gleneagles next month, Africa is the first item on their agenda...

STUDIO 53 IN EAST AFRICA (JUNE 14, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506150242.html
Studio 53 travels to the East of Africa for the annual East Africa Music Festival...

FARMERS WARNED OVER AFRICA LAND OFFERS (JUNE 14, 2005)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1391671.htm
Farmers from Africa say offers of free land for South Australians willing to move to Kenya or Tanzania may not be as good as they appear.

AFRICA'S YOUTH A FAR CRY FROM ITS DINOSAUR LEADERS (JUNE 13, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506131208.html
If Africa's leaders do not have the courage to do what needs to be done to move the continent forward...

DIASPORA CAN HELP BUILD AFRICA AS A BRAND (JUNE 3, 2005)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506030507.html
The African Union needs to set up a task team to build Africa as a "brand" that attracts investment...

FILMS FOR AFRICA (MAY 30, 2005)
http://www.dailynews.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=2538741
If Michael Mahomba wants to take his girlfriend to the movies, he must spend an hour in a minibus taxi...

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AUGUST 2005

CHINESE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS HEAD FOR AFRICA (AUG 5)
http://english.people.com.cn/200508/05/eng20050805_200563.html
The 12 young volunteers from places such as Beijing, Sichuan and Yunnan were going to Ethiopia in Africa...

JULY 2005

Sorry we have found no travel stories for Africa in July 2005

JUNE 2005

SOUTH AFRICA A BIG DRAW FOR TOURISTS (JUNE 18, 2005)
http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2005/6/18/features/11250991&sec=features
Why will Malaysians like South Africa?›We're both one of a kind. The multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual flavours are the same.

MAY 2005

QANTAS-S AFRICA LINK RENEWED, WITH RESERVATIONS (MAY 31, 2005)
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Business/QantasS-Africa-link-renewed-with-reservations/2005/05/30/1117305561080.html?oneclick=true
The International Air Services Commission has raised concerns about "continuing high fares"

JOURNEY INTO AFRICA NEARS (MAY 29, 2005)
http://www.theunion.com/article/20050529/NEWS/105290125
In three days, I board a plane, headed to Uganda to visit the Kellermanns and meet the Batwa Pygmies.

OAKLAND DENTIST HELPS IN AFRICA (MAY 29, 2005)
http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/29/B03-196674.htm
When Joel Egnater went on an African safari two years ago, he came back with more than an adventure under his belt.

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