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Africa Renewal: September 2002

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Food aid arrives in Malawi, but will the region get enough relief to prevent many more deaths?  Photo : ©WFP / Mike Higgins

Millions threatened with starvation

UN appeals for emergency relief for Southern Africa
Young Botswanan activists have been key in public AIDS education and prevention programmes.  Photo : ©UNAIDS / G. Pirozzi

Botswana's high-stakes assault on AIDS

An African test case for wide distribution of life-prolonging medicines
Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso: World prices are depressed.  Photo : ©Jorgen Schytte

Making African integration a reality

New strategies aim for public involvement, practical results
 Prof. Adebayo Adedeji

'You must first set your house in order'

Create the conditions for integration, says Prof. Adedeji
  Producing more textiles and other manufactured goods can stimulate trade among African countries.  Photo : ©UNIDO

How to boost trade within Africa

Lower barriers and diversify production
Crowded road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: There are too few roads in Africa, and they are deteriorating.  Photo : ©UN / Betty Press

Building an efficient road network

Public-private partnerships hold the key to regional infrastructure
At AU launch, from left:   Thabo Mbeki (South Africa), Kofi Annan (UN), Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique), Gnassingbé Eyadéma (Togo), Muammar el-Qaddafi (Libya).

The African Union is launched

Hopes for a Union responsive to the people of Africa
Leather goods factory in Ethiopia: Peace has helped economic growth.  Photo : ©UNIDO

African economies show an upturn

But performance remains vulnerable and uneven, reports ECA
Kwesi Botchwey

A 'disappointing' decade for Africa

Independent panel proposes UN General Assembly support NEPAD