Regions / Africa

Africa and AIDS activists say the Bush Administration's pledge to expedite its approval process for low-cost, generic anti-retroviral drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will really slow delivery of drugs to those suffering while undermining the authority of the United Nations and World Health Organization.
Through a carefully orchestrated plan to impose transparency and good governance on the elected Chadian officials, the World Bank aims to ensure that the money is used to benefit the nation’s people, who are among the poorest in the world.
It took U.S. activists decades of campaigning against the apartheid regime in South Africa to arrive at strategies that, when combined with a commitment to transnational relationships, changed more than individual attitudes.
Guns that had been silent for two years became active again in early November, with President Laurent Gbagbo’s government launching an all-out air attack on rebel positions, and in the process "mistakenly" killing nine French soldiers.

Peace Accord in Sudan

In the first week of January, Sudanese rebels and the Khartoum government signed a pact ending one of Africa's longest wars.
For the past two years, the destruction of Darfur has played out before the eyes of the world, and the member countries of the United Nations have remained largely paralyzed.
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