Monthly Archives: December 2012

We take a break, but we leave you in good company will take a break from Saturday, December 22, till Monday, January 7. We want to say thank you to all our readers and to our African media partners. A special mention to the journalists …

£5bn illegally taken out of Zambia over past decade, says report

Campaigners say most of the siphoned money ends up in tax havens and can be traced to mining multinationals

More than £5bn has been illegally siphoned out of Zambia over 10 years, with most of …

Cervical cancer: striking women down at the peak of their lives | Sarah Boseley

Sub-Saharan African countries are queueing up to be considered for HPV vaccines and pilot screening schemes

Zena Mwamjengwa is a 40-year-old widow with four children, but she is totally alone in Dar es Salaam, more …

ZAMBIA: Housing the DRC refugees

JOHANNESBURG 13 December 2012 (IRIN) – Over the past five weeks, almost 1,000 people have fled into Zambia to escape fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), forcing the Zambian government to consider re-opening

Two HIV-positive men take on Zambia government over prison conditions

George Mwanza and Melvin Beene accuse officials of violating human rights, claiming they were deprived of food and drugs

Two HIV-positive men are taking on the Zambian government in a legal test case that could …

IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force

NAIROBI 06 December 2012 (IRIN) – The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2009, also known as the Kampala Convention, came into force on 6 December; it is

Zambian minister under investigation over Trafigura contract

Zambian justice minister denies allegations multinational commodities trader paid his firm to secure $500m fuel contract

Trafigura, the multinational commodities trading company, is embroiled in an investigation into a Zambian government minister who is accused …