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Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In

QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.

New York Times
Jan 21, 2007 Expelled Bushmen Return Home: Botswana Opens Reserve After Losing Court Battle

QUOTE: Several dozen Bushmen who had been expelled from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have returned there under a landmark court ruling giving the traditional hunter-gatherers rights to land they and their ancestors occupied for thousands of years.

Washington Post
Jun 02, 2005 Fighting AIDS in Mozambique

QUOTE: In 2004, Mozambique's health ministry spent $50 million to fight AIDS. The United States dropped $27 million last year and will donate $48 million more in 2005. From the passenger seat of a pickup truck bumping along a teeth-grinding road in one of the most infected parts of the country, Aurelio Gomes has just one question: Where is the money?

Jul 15, 2003 Can Africa handle AIDS drugs?

QUOTE: Dr Gallo warned against irresponsibly doling out antiretrovirals - the drugs which can prevent HIV developing into AIDS....donors would be courting the risk of creating new strains.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Aug 06, 2002 Even hungry Africa wary of gene-modified food: A shipment of grain sits in South Africa as 12 million people in the region face shortages.

QUOTE: The governments of countries like Zambia find themselves in the difficult position of either accepting a technology into their country before they have determined if it's safe, or turning away grain that could save lives now.

Christian Science Monitor
Nov 29, 2001 AIDS and Death Hold No Sting for Fatalistic Men At African Bar

QUOTE: The women are so powerless that dumping even a violent lover can be difficult. There are few jobs here, and men are expected to give their girlfriends money that helps support their parents and siblings.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2001 South Africa Confronts Landless Poor, and a Court Sends Them Packing

QUOTE: South Africa, which has anxiously watched land invasions roil neighboring Zimbabwe, is now confronting its own landless citizens at the edge of its biggest city. Demanding their due, the impoverished intruders, encamped just a short drive from the nation's largest airport, have sent alarms sounding across a region still striving to make good on its promises to improve the lot of ordinary blacks.

New York Times
May 19, 2001 Africa On the Agenda

QUOTE: Skeptics may see American politics as one reason for the interest in Africa. I prefer to see a chance for this country, especially Colin Powell, to help resolve the profound problems afflicting that vast continent.

New York Times