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Applying modern science to traditional knowledge: Uganda, like most African countries, is brimming with health-giving, curative plants, but this knowledge is only partially being put to use. Milan Vesely reports on an initiative that will combine Western technical and marketing skills with local knowledge to produce easily accessible medicine. Jan 1, 2006 1525
Justice, African style: Africa has taken a giant step forward in running its own affairs--it has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to stay out of its conflicts. Instead, it wants to set up its own system of justice for war and human rights crimes. May 1, 2005 1623
Africans in the US--second wave migrants outdo African-Americans: some 50,000 Africans, hoping to make new and better lives for themselves, enter the US every year. Ironically, they appear to be overtaking, in achievement terms, the first wave of African migration to the US during the era of the slave trade. Milan Vesely reports from Fort Worth, Texas, US. May 1, 2005 1623
Africa goes credit card crazy: for better or worse, credit cards are sweeping Africa, changing buying habits and even social relations. Apr 1, 2005 1518
Team Shosholoza takes on the world: for as long as anyone can remember, ocean yacht racing has been the preserve of very rich white men. Things are about to change. A South African multi-ethnic team, with crewmembers from deprived black areas, is about to mount a challenge. Watch this space. Milan Vesely reports. Apr 1, 2005 1389
Gold fever in Kakemega: with the world gold price nudging $400 an ounce, and widespread drought affecting many parts of western Kenya, the lure of the precious metal is back in full force--and this time it is local Kenyans that are benefiting. Milan Vesely reports. Feb 1, 2005 1440
Artists repay debt to Africa: African artists, such as Robert Glen and Susan Stolberger are opening doors for other creative talents from the continent to make their mark around the world and also show Africa in its best, most dramatic light. Jan 1, 2005 1423
Papa Wemba bounces back: one of Africa's most famous and beloved musicians, the Congolese Papa Wemba caused shock and dismay when a French court found him guilty of 'people smuggling' and sentenced him to 30 months in jail. Milan Vesely profiles Papa Wemba's tempestuous career. Biography Jan 1, 2005 1442
African Church prepared to cut US financial lifeline: the consecration of a gay bishop in the US has thrown up sharp divisions within the Anglican Church worldwide. The Anglican Church in Africa is threatening to break away, but doing so will mean cutting off its main financial lifeline. Dec 1, 2004 1469
Locust clouds darken African skies: a plague of locusts is once again darkening the skies of the Sahelian region and moving north to attack crops in the Maghreb. The damage left behind is immense. Yet we now have the science to both predict and prevent this plague. Milan Vesely reports. Dec 1, 2004 2418
Giving witchcraft the boot: juju, mutu, urongo and other magical terms are common throughout African football. Witchdoctors have made fortunes selling their 'special powers' to clubs and players alike. But, Milan Vesely reports, the practice is now coming under sustained attack in Tanzania. Dec 1, 2004 1560
Africa could benefit from bio test: a lack of enforceable regulations, a dearth of scientific knowledge and an epidemic of corruption have enabled foreign companies to exploit Africa's resources for decades. But a test case, now in the US courts, could change all this and enable Africans to enjoy financial rewards from their resources. Nov 1, 2004 1631
The vanishing oil tankers: when it comes to scams, believe the unbelievable. Over the past year-and-a-half, three fully loaded oil tankers, firmly moored in Nigerian and Ghanaian waters, vanished overnight. Mystery or magic? Milan Vesely dug a little deeper. Nov 1, 2004 758
The space-age water diviner: finding water in Darfur's arid regions had been an almost impossible task, until a French geologist applied Cold War spy technology to his boundless imagination. He has been able to pinpoint sources of underground water to aid and relief organisations. Milan Vesely has the story. Nov 1, 2004 1280
The African connection: this November, Barack Obama, who traces his paternal roots to Kenya, will stand for election as a US Senator on the Democratic Party ticket. A win for him will create history in a number of ways. Oct 1, 2004 1300
The shadow of Darfur: the shadow of Darfur is clouding the recently renewed relationship between the US and the government of the Sudan. The cloak of secrecy over what is really going on in the area is making matters worse. It is time for more openness. Aug 1, 2004 1363
The best of times, the worst of times: the contrasting tourism fortunes of Zambia and Zimbabwe, on either side of the spectacular Victoria Falls, could not be starker. Zimbabwe's loss has become Zambia's boon. Milan Vesely reports. Aug 1, 2004 1262
US money-transfer clampdown dismays immigrants: African and other developing world immigrants have used the tried and tested hawala system to send money back to their families for decades. Now they are under the cosh as US authorities clamp down in a bid to dry up funds for terrorists. Jul 1, 2004 1489
People-smuggling capital of Africa: the port of Bossaso in the Republic of Puntland has developed into a major transit point for smuggling people from all over the developing world into the Gulf states and Europe. The operators care little about the lives of their 'customers' and the country has few resources to deal with this international crime. Milan Vesely reports. Jul 1, 2004 1435
Eldorado Eldoret: Eldoret in Kenya has produced more champion runners than any other town in the world. These international stars, in turn, have ploughed their winning back into the town and made it the envy of East Africa. Milan Vesely reports. Jun 1, 2004 745
Angola battles human rights groups: the government of oil-rich Angola and human rights organisations are locked in combat over claims of harsh treatment of migrant workers and financial scandals in the oil industry. Milan Vesely has the details. Jun 1, 2004 1461
Is Zim's loss Zambia's gain? Zambia is laying out the red carpet for white Zimbabwean farmers who also benefit from support by established multinational companies. Will this improve Zambia's economic performance or simply lead to resentment? Milan Vesely discusses. May 1, 2004 1290
Liberia's flag of 'inconvenience': Liberia's days as the world's second largest ship registry may be numbered. A new anti-terror accord with the US allows the American navy to board any Liberian registered vessel. Apr 1, 2004 1553
West lures African nurses: trained nurses and pharmacists from Africa are in great demand in the US and Europe where they are offered better pay and prospects. But is africa the loser? Milan Vesely discusses. Mar 1, 2004 1542
Enmeshed in alien troubles: as 2004 gets underway, Africa faces some old problems--and not a few new ones. Most of them are totally unconnected to the continent's own development efforts, but are instead linked to global trends. Milan Vesely discusses the implications. Mar 1, 2004 1388
African-Americans: the new powerful elite. Cover Story Feb 1, 2004 2425
Kenya: the hunt for Kenya's stolen billions. Feb 1, 2004 1377
Botswana: Debswana leads fight against Aids. Jan 1, 2004 459
New Safari Rally basks in old glories. Jan 1, 2004 1276
US rolls out red carpet for Kibaki: Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki was given the full red-carpet treatment during his visit to the United States. While US leader George Bush seemed preoccupied with security and the fight against terrorism, Kibaki went looking for more development support. A trade-off seems imminent. Dec 1, 2003 1049
The Gates battle against malaria: talk of Bill Gates and the words computers and billions immediately spring to mind. But there is another, less known side to the richest man in the world. His foundation is tackling some of Africa's worst diseases such as malaria. Dec 1, 2003 1281
Chad: the tip of the spear: a revolution is taking place in the dust bowls of southern Chad, one that will have a profound impact on how African countries do business with the major oil companies in the future. If the Chad 'experiment' works, it could usher in a new era in the use of Africa's natural resources. Oct 1, 2003 1534
Chequebook athletics. Oct 1, 2003 1309
Much ado about nothing? How did US President George Bush's visit to Africa go down in the United States? Milan Vesely gives an American viewpoint. Aug 1, 2003 524
Astonishing vanishing act: how can a 153-foot, 200,000-pound Boeing 727 jetliner just vanish off the face of the earth? That is the problem facing Angola's Ministry of Aviation officials, the CIA, and many western intelligence agencies. Aug 1, 2003 1126
Privatise Africa's neglected parks: a bold move by a Dutch millionaire to privatise some of Africa's smaller national parks could be the saving of these wildlife sanctuaries. But critics say national assets should not be sold off. Milan Vesely has the details. Aug 1, 2003 1008
New technology for an old continent. (Technology). Jul 1, 2003 1595
Kenya 'punished' for terror alert. (Kenya). Jul 1, 2003 794
Golf is the new African happening. (Sporting Business). Jun 1, 2003 1556
Bush's diplomatic train wreck: with trans-Atlantic co-operation all but destroyed, the Arab world's goodwill rejected and Africa's neutrality vilified, president George W. Bush has presided over a diplomatic disaster. (Dateline USA). May 1, 2003 1505
US word is not its bond. (Dateline USA). Apr 1, 2003 1530
The 2003 Dakar rally: showcase for spectacular Africa. (Topic). Mar 1, 2003 949
Turning friends into enemies. (Dateline USA). Feb 1, 2003 1761
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. (Tourism). Feb 1, 2003 809
AGOA - the nuts and bolts. (Mauritius Forum). Jan 1, 2003 1500
In the line of heavy US fire. (Dateline USA). Jan 1, 2003 1408
What is Bush's end-game in Sudan? (Dateline USA). Dec 1, 2002 1566
A shining star in the African sky. (Aviation). Dec 1, 2002 1413
Roots of the coffee crisis: coffee prices are at a 30 year low and millions of producers around Africa face ruin. How did this situation develop and what can Africa do about it? (Commodities). Nov 1, 2002 889
A step up for the stepchild. (Dateline USA). Nov 1, 2002 1225
With us or against us? (Dateline USA). Oct 1, 2002 1403
The fox and the hen house. (Dateline USA). Statistical Data Included Sep 1, 2002 1510
Goaaaaaal! Senegal's World Cup performance has been an inspiration for the whole of Africa. Can our teams now take the next step and go all the way to the final? (Sport). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 835
The odd couple. (Dateline USA). Jul 1, 2002 1607
Africa's disappearing fish. (Special Report). Statistical Data Included Jun 1, 2002 1075
Kili conquers America. (Dateline USA). Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 860
Kenya: huge fish farming potential. (Countryfile). Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 684
Return of the ugly American? (Dateline USA). May 1, 2002 1434
US duped by Sudan 'slave' trade. (Dateline USA). Statistical Data Included Apr 1, 2002 1607
The Euro is good for business-Cfa zone. (Finance). Mar 1, 2002 1492
US welcomes Somali 'Af-Maays'. (Dateline USA). Mar 1, 2002 1167
US-Africa Trade. (Dateline USA). Statistical Data Included Mar 1, 2002 570
'My way or the highway' - Bush. (Dateline USA). Brief Article Feb 1, 2002 1601
US out for revenge. (Countryfile: Somalia). Feb 1, 2002 1598
US cuts net lifeline. (Somalia). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 805
The case of anthrax that wasn't(Dateline USA). Brief Article Dec 1, 2001 1912
Economic collapse 'imminent'. Oct 1, 2001 1613
Hollywood 'exploits' Africans. Sep 1, 2001 1669
Will Bush back words with deeds? Sep 1, 2001 1738
Elephantine success. Brief Article Sep 1, 2001 748
Kenya is the big catch! Jul 1, 2001 634
US Secretary of State's Africa tour Powell's empty gesture. Jul 1, 2001 1559
Sudan Oil fuels the conflict. Jun 1, 2001 1561
Counting the cost of war. Brief Article Jun 1, 2001 962
A game of Russian roulette. May 1, 2001 1697
New generation Africa. Apr 1, 2001 1729
Menace of the foreign trawler. Brief Article Feb 1, 2001 1051
TANZANIA rise of a new African star. Dec 1, 2000 2252
Tanzania says 'Karibuni'. Statistical Data Included Nov 1, 2000 932
US fury over killing of priest. Brief Article Oct 1, 2000 886
USA - Nigeria : Empty gesture politics? Oct 1, 2000 1495
IMF to call the tune. Sep 1, 2000 1131
Why curing baldness is more lucrative than saving African lives. Brief Article Jul 1, 2000 775
Thabo Mbeki ignites AIDS inferno. Jun 1, 2000 1626
Uganda the cult of death. May 1, 2000 2287
Scuds on the brain? Brief Article May 1, 2000 634
Africa - highway to Drug hell? Apr 1, 2000 1641
Africa's despots told You can run but you cannot hide. Mar 1, 2000 1614
The WTO Shambles. Feb 1, 2000 2279
Who funds Africa's wars? Statistical Data Included Dec 1, 1999 1711
E-commerce bonanza for African firms. Oct 1, 1999 1197
'Sheriff' Leakey to clean up Kenya. Cover Story Sep 1, 1999 2606
Supping with the devil? Sep 1, 1999 1500
USA ready to launch investment invasion. Cover Story Jun 1, 1999 1602
Disasters decimate bookings. Cover Story May 1, 1999 1596
Plenty of sizzle, but where's the beef? Apr 1, 1999 1433
Rebels eye Angola's oil riches. Mar 1, 1999 1997
US wildlife stance remains firm. Feb 1, 1999 2230

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