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12 December 2010

Angola | Botswana | Lesotho | Malawi | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland | Zambia | Zimbabwe
Politics | Economy - Development | Society
Mozambique drug barons "protected by President"

afrol News - Mozambique is becoming a major narcotics transit point in Africa, with US diplomatic sources pointing at two of country's main businessmen as drug barons. Both are protected by the President.
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Zambia AIDS treatment reaches 90% of sick

afrol News - As HIV/AIDS prevalence is finally being reduced in Africa, also Zambia can celebrate successes in the fight against the pandemic. Almost all Zambians suffering from AIDS now receive treatment.
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Economy - Development | Travel - Leisure
Botswana outraged over tourism, diamond boycott

afrol News - The government and citizens of Botswana are expressing outrage at a campaign launched by a British group, calling for a world-wide boycott of the country's diamonds and tourism industry, fronted by celebrities.
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Agriculture - Nutrition | Technology
Zambia farmers get innovative e-vouchers

afrol News / SciDev.Net - Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with Africa's first electronic voucher scheme for farmers.
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Swaziland opposition plans offensive

afrol News - PUDEMO, the banned opposition of Swaziland, has announced that "the year 2011 must begin with a bang." An opposition congress in January is to plan for a democratic revolution in the kingdom.
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Politics | Society
US was against Zim unity govt

afrol News - In a 2007 report from the US Embassy in Harare, a possible national unity government in Zimbabwe is described as "less attractive." President Robert Mugabe is called "the devil" and Morgan Tsvangirai is described as "a flawed figure."
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South Africa
Politics | Economy - Development | Environment - Nature
South Africa avoids climate leadership

afrol News / IPS - South Africa is Africa's largest economy and the continent's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. But at the just opened climate negotiations, South Africa most likely will try to avoid reducing emissions.
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Economy - Development | Environment - Nature
Mozambique smelter ignores pollution limits

afrol News / Savana - The large aluminium smelter Mozal, set up as a major Mozambique industry investment by foreign capital, is emitting polluting fumes and dusts emissions bypassing filters. Complaints are ignored.
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Southern Africa
Politics | Gender - Women
Southern Africa lags behind gender targets

SANF / afrol News - Tougher measures are needed if Southern Africa is to attain its 50-percent target for representation of women in political and decision-making positions at all levels by the 2015 deadline.
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South Africa
Health | Science - Education
Longer life in SA may reflect AIDS victory

afrol News - New statistics show that South Africa's declining life expectation turned already in 2005, with mortality rates for both sexes decreasing since that. Better HIV/AIDS treatment may be the cause.
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Zim diamond certification scandal revealed
SA considers nationalising mines
Lesotho's China-made parliament delayed
Slowing growth in Angola
African competition regulators getting serious
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