Southern Africa Monthly Regional Bulletin

Vol. 11 2002

  • Angola (MRB 0102)
    Government seeks new partners for Benguela line,
    More refugees as army rolls on,
    Tentative hopes for renewal of peace process,
    Angola (MRB 0202)
    After Savimbi's death Luanda seeks peace with IMF and World Bank,
    Fighting continues after half-hearted call for truce,
    Angola (MRB 0302)
    Cease-fire signals end to decades-long civil war,
    Angola (MRB 0402)
    Key conduit for money laundering faces sanctions,
    Peace dividend in trade,
    Unita seeks to put itself together,
    Angola (MRB 0502)
    Peace forum may pre-empt Unita's re-formation,
    SA seeks oil engagement as stability returns,
    Unita may continue to profit from its diamond diggings,
    Angola (MRB 0602)
    Accusations fly around starvation 'disaster' as Unita numbers swell,
    International forum planned on post-war reconstruction,
    NGO gets under the skin,
    Suspicions linger about possible Unita arms supplies,
    Angola (MRB 0802)
    Reconstruction work begins on road infrastructure,
    Unita absorbs breakaway Renovada group,
    US seeks 'transparency' over government's oil revenues,
    Angola (MRB 0902)
    Reconciliation exercise 'hides bid to maintain single-party control',
    Angola (MRB 1002)
    In regional shake-up Dos Santos sends troops to Cote d'Ivoire,
    Political regrouping for elections,
    Angola (MRB 1102)
    SA sends cargo of food and clothes,
    Angola (MRB 1202)
    First post-war budget presented,
    Unita and government agree on new constitution, ministers,
  • Botswana (MRB 0202)
    Mounting pressure to de-link Pula,
    Botswana (MRB 0602)
    EU's aid focuses on human resources,
    Botswana (MRB 1002)
    Mogae and the diamond empire strike back,
    Botswana (MRB 1102)
    Mogae hopes for diversification through technology,
  • Congo DR (MRB 0102)
    Ahead of 'dialogue' principles agreed for transition period,
    Humanitarian aid but little finance for reconstruction as donors wait,
    Laurent Kabila's alleged murderer was innocent, says key witness,
    Congo (MRB 0202)
    Bid to disarm militias begins,
    EU aid resumes after ten years,
    Representation disputes multiply for inter-Congolese Dialogue,
    Congo (MRB 0302)
    Katanga politics revealed at Kabila assassination trial,
    Congo (MRB 0402)
    Funds for demobilisation pledged,
    Interahamwe issue threatens Rwanda's pull-out and Dialogue,
    Sons at war over Laurent Kabila's patrimony,
    South Africa follows economic advantage and presses to become major Great Lakes player,
    Sun City talks end with forced agreement but not yet consensus,
    Congo (MRB 0502)
    Donors prepared to back Kabila,
    Gap widens between Western and Eastern camps,
    Government signs up to 'conflict diamonds' pact,
    MLC and Kabila 'will form government',
    Congo (MRB 0602)
    Constitutional debate starts as Rwanda prepares to go on offensive,
    Plunder continues in East,
    Congo (MRB 0702)
    War mounts in East while talks on a transition struggle on,
    Congo (MRB 0802)
    Doubts on SA's peace-keeping,
    World Bank and Washington's dollars boost accord between Kinshasa and Kigali,
    Congo (MRB 0902)
    Kabila faces another front as Kongo separatism rises,
    Kabila tactically ahead as Sun City agreement is buried,
    Congo (MRB 1002)
    Correction - Inga dam,
    Diamonds from state company also paid for war,
    Fighting threatens Rwanda's border, sets back peace hopes,
    State seeks death penalty for 115,
    UN plunder report undermines World Bank's reconstruction plans,
    Congo (MRB 1102)
    Continued fighting damages Kabila and the rebels,
    Key ministers linked to Zimbabwe are suspended,
    UN's plunder report embarrasses Kinshasa, rebels, IMF,
    Urgency grows on UN peace force as UK debates privateers,
    Congo (MRB 1202)
    Donors make large pledges, wait for a political kick-start,
    Peace is signed amidst accolades, but agreement remains to be implemented,
    Rebels fight block on Swiss accounts,
  • International (MRB 0202)
    Focus on links between development and security,
    International (MRB 0302)
    Nepad faces Zimbabwe contagion,
    International (MRB 0402)
    IMF and World Bank consider effectiveness of aid,
    SA criticises Israel,
    US complains of foreign trade barriers,
    International (MRB 0502)
    US to give large boost to AIDS funds,
    International (MRB 0602)
    G8 focuses on self-policing aspects of Nepad plan, is modest on aid,
    SA prepares ground for arms deal, trade and investment when UN lifts bar on Libya,
    US security concerns, oil and Angola's ceasefire overlap as a new strategy is mapped out,
    World Bank seeks cut in trade barriers,
    International (MRB 0702)
    G8 focuses on self-policing aspects of Nepad plan, is modest on aid,
    International (MRB 0802)
    Diamond certification to go ahead,
    SA seeks to boost ties with Brazil,
    International (MRB 1002)
    EU aid disbursements - slowest for the furthest,
    Senior US officials visit oil-rich Central Africa,
    International (MRB 1102)
    SA insists US backs its constructive engagement with Saddam Hussein,
    Swiss corporations manoeuvre to avoid apartheid compensation,
    International (MRB 1202)
    Private capital flows to developing countries down sharply,
    UK seeks to break investment drought,
    Zimbabwe visa ban may jeopardise Africa-Europe summit,
  • Lesotho (MRB 0302)
    Next test of governance looms,
    Lesotho (MRB 0502)
    Highlands scheme chief convicted,
    Some concerns for stability as ruling party heads for large win,
    Lesotho (MRB 0602)
    Electoral model may show the way in other states,
  • Malawi (MRB 0102)
    Opposition politicians slam coalition government idea,
    Malawi (MRB 0202)
    UK, Denmark withhold aid,
    Malawi (MRB 0302)
    ADB joins others holding back,
    Malawi (MRB 0402)
    Ex-finance minister gets CEO job,
    IMF refuses to give go-ahead to unlock donor funds,
    Malawi (MRB 0602)
    IMF denies role in famine,
    Malawi (MRB 0702)
    Co-operation on tea and tobacco,
    Donors soften on anti-corruption stand,
    Malawi (MRB 0802)
    EU demands return of aid funds,
    Malawi (MRB 0902)
    Biggest textile company fails,
    Donors plan to rehabilitate Nacala,
    Malawi (MRB 1102)
    Locomotives will boost aid delivery,
    Malawi (MRB 1202)
    Government cuts spending,
  • Mozambique (MRB 0102)
    Maputo port to get $61m investment,
    Privatisation unit closing down,
    Rand crash hits Cahora Bassa income,
    Russians to send mission,
    Spraying against malaria outbreak,
    Mozambique (MRB 0202)
    Chissano moots massive scheme to dam Zambezi,
    EU gives ¤11m to boost farming,
    Help sought from global AIDS fund,
    Mozambique (MRB 0302)
    Investment sought for Buzi sugar mill,
    Sasol study in Inhambane bay,
    Mozambique (MRB 0402)
    Aluminium exports dominate economic landscape,
    Mozambique (MRB 0502)
    Agriculture budget set at $40m,
    Mozambique (MRB 0602)
    Frelimo picks big businessman Guebuza to be next president,
    Mozambique (MRB 0702)
    Underworld life threatens to overcome star growth economy,
    Mozambique (MRB 0802)
    AIDS a danger to public recruitment,
    Libya seeks to turn debt into new economic advantage,
    Mozambique (MRB 1102)
    Donors fail to deliver on flood recovery pledges,
  • Namibia (MRB 0302)
    Repayment of Congo loan sought,
    Namibia (MRB 0402)
    Presidential residence gets a boost,
    Namibia (MRB 0502)
    Desalination on back burner despite concerns over water shortage,
    EPZ wins $500m in investments,
    Namibia (MRB 0602)
    Military convoys to continue in Caprivi,
    Namibia (MRB 0902)
    Fishing industry gets lifeline,
    Reassurance on land reform,
    Namibia (MRB 1102)
    Privatisation mooted for 'a few',
    Namibia (MRB 1202)
    Zinc mine will boost growth,
  • Region (MRB 0102)
    Anglo-French entente in Great Lakes,
    Region (MRB 0102)
    African rights 'could be overlooked after terror attacks',
    As Rand falls trade gap between SA and neighbours grows,
    SADC to present terrorism declaration,
    Region (MRB 0202)
    Indian Ocean military exercise begins,
    SA embarrassed by private security operation in Sudan,
    SA's business and political influence spreads in Uganda,
    Region (MRB 0302)
    Aid to Tanzania held back because of military related deal,
    Denmark cuts aid on diamonds issue,
    SA troops face increasing radical Tutsi hostility,
    Region (MRB 0402)
    Mauritius seeks to move into IT and out of sugar and textiles,
    New medicines against malaria,
    Nigeria hopes for SA investment,
    SA ahead in economic competition with Britain in Uganda,
    Region (MRB 0502)
    New disaster management website,
    SA prepares to reshape military for regional intervention,
    SADC food aid appeal ahead as full picture of drought crisis emerges,
    SA's Burundi force gets renewed mandate as its mediation is attacked and peace process falters,
    Thousands seeks to cross into South Africa and Botswana,
    Uganda seeks interventionist policy,
    Wars 'cost 10% of regional GDP',
    Region (MRB 0602)
    SA takes harder line against Burundi rebels,
    Region (MRB 0702)
    AIDS summit hesitates to draw conclusions from development failures in Africa,
    Controversial oil company fishes in Congo's troubled waters,
    Cotton farmers seek redress,
    Familiar tale of mercenaries in Madagascar,
    No replacement for lost skilled and unskilled workers says ILO,
    'Target soldiers for HIV',
    Zimbabwe heads list for workers' rights violations,
    Region (MRB 0802)
    Eskom seeks share in Uganda's power,
    Food crisis donations lagging as rainy season approaches,
    Governments move against arms trade,
    Mining giant to provide AIDS treatment drugs,
    US military training programme is redesigned,
    Warning on democracy despite multi-party elections,
    Region (MRB 0902)
    Action plan against terrorism adopted,
    Army at the ready for Uganda's mining interests,
    AU spells out anti-corruption rules,
    Eskom hopes to join the dots and link to Congo power,
    FDI stagnates,
    IMF softens conditionality,
    Interconnectors from Inga,
    SA bids for giant Nigeria contract,
    US naval presence will increase military surveillance of region,
    Region (MRB 1002)
    Optimistic conflict report by Mbeki,
    SADC backs Mugabe but keeps him out of the limelight,
    Strategic review fails to note developing issues,
    Region (MRB 1102)
    De Beers contemplates return to Congo, Angola,
    Demands on donors mount as AIDS makes emergency 'more than a food crisis',
    Investment levels in infrastructure fall,
    Nepad summit decides to handle political peer reviews,
    New customs agreement signed,
    SA supermarket chain boosts Uganda's organic farming sector,
    South African accused of funding Liberian rebels,
    Region (MRB 1202)
    Burundi peace hopes remain fragile after ceasefire,
    Donors divided over increased Ugandan military spending,
    Leaders threatened with international court for food crimes,
    Sugar industry may lose preferential access to EU,
    Zimbabwe barred from aid for giant transnational park,
  • South Africa (MRB 0102)
    Arms deal will be hit by Rand collapse,
    Inkatha takes on government in anti-AIDS drug provision,
    More funds needed to fight cholera,
    South Africa (MRB 0202)
    Business confidence down,
    Exhausted orebodies cause gold output to fall sharply,
    Intelligence boosted in budget,
    South Africa (MRB 0302)
    ANC makes hardline response to challenges on AIDS treatment,
    Denel in French helicopter engine deal,
    Differences with Zanu spelled out,
    SA welcomes US decision on steel,
    South Africa (MRB 0402)
    Next stage of arms re-equipment programme gets go-ahead,
    Tourism threatened by aridification,
    U-turn on HIV treatment may reverse wider policy,
    South Africa (MRB 0502)
    Corruption to be probed,
    Official study into AIDS linked deaths,
    Rand delivers promised trade boom,
    South Africa (MRB 0602)
    AIDS unity congress planned,
    Education department snaps up Microsoft 'free gift',
    South Africa (MRB 0702)
    AIDS is biggest killer in public service,
    More than half of troops may be ill,
    South Africa (MRB 0802)
    Cosatu loses 200,000,
    Power plays before summit,
    Rand inquiry fails to find culprit,
    Shares fall in wake of mining industry empowerment report,
    South Africa (MRB 0902)
    R8bn generated by Earth Summit,
    South Africa (MRB 1002)
    Accolades all round after agreement on black empowerment in mining,
    FDI 'will not solve mass unemployment',
    South Africa (MRB 1102)
    Budget lends impetus to SA investment in rest of Africa,
    Optimism on economic growth as poverty increases,
    South Africa (MRB 1202)
    Belgium pledges R1.3m to transport industry training,
  • Swaziland (MRB 0302)
    EU aid may force governance changes,
    Swaziland (MRB 0402)
    Link to Rand remains,
    Swaziland (MRB 0602)
    Protests of over harsh security bill,
    Swaziland (MRB 1202)
    Opposition to king's autocratic rule widens,
  • Tanzania (MRB 0302)
    Privatisation process moves to completion,
    Tanzania (MRB 0502)
    Despite scandals IMF praises performance,
    Tanzania (MRB 0702)
    UK releases aid,
    Tanzania (MRB 1002)
    SAA to build East African hub based on Air Tanzania purchase,
  • Zambia (MRB 0102)
    Crisis for new government as Anglo ditches mine,
    Zambia (MRB 0202)
    EU observer mission declares polls illegitimate,
    Zambia (MRB 0302)
    Budget focuses on AIDS,
    Zambia (MRB 0402)
    Graceful exit from Konkola sought,
    Zambia (MRB 0502)
    Anglo agrees on terms for exit from copper mining,
    Fuel costs too high, World Bank says,
    Little hope for lost maize millions,
    Zambia (MRB 0602)
    Copper crisis persuades IMF to go soft on government,
    Zambia (MRB 0702)
    Anti-corruption drive brings reward of massive aid package,
    Zambia (MRB 0802)
    Bid to boost coffee production,
    Zambia (MRB 0902)
    Vendetta against Chiluba acquires regional dimension,
    Zim farmers move north,
    Zambia (MRB 1002)
    More scientists sent to uncover secrets of GM food,
    Sexual exploitation on refugees,
    Zambia (MRB 1102)
    Economy slumps as funding fails,
    Zambia (MRB 1202)
    Split between Mwanawasa and IMF over privatisation,
  • Zimbabwe (MRB 0102)
    After threats EU may follow SADC's line of mollification,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0102)
    Development projects fall away after anti-Zanu vote,
    Zanu seeks to emulate Zambian result.,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0202)
    IMF foresees economic crash,
    New radio station seeks to get on air,
    Role of the army again in question,
    Selective 'smart' sanctions rouse suspicions in the ranks of Zanu-PF,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0302)
    Banned list is expanded,
    Economic isolation grows after election but Mugabe intensifies pace of land reform,
    Military on alert despite lack of civil disruption,
    Tsvangirai trial may reveal embarrassing background,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0402)
    Assets seized at failing gold mine,
    Libya pulls the plug on Mugabe,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0502)
    Government is 'manipulating resettlement figures',
    Mugabe seeks to undermine MDC support as talks face collapse,
    Mugabe's troops may be sticking point in bid for Congo agreement,
    Tobacco growers' pressure brings limited devalutation,
    Trade fair flops as allies stay away,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0602)
    China's pressure likely to be more effective than others',
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0702)
    Malaysians agree to massive loan for Bulawayo water project,
    Mugabe battens down hatches, also against close lieutenants,
    Return to basic farming would leave 10m surplus population,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0802)
    Mugabe begins regularising Congo military business,
    Mugabe may seek retirement,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 0902)
    Chinese funds sought,
    Confident Mugabe may decide to step down while he is winning,
    Debt crisis deepens as government seeks repayments for Congo military spending,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 1002)
    EU quandary over visa bans,
    MDC faces major dilemma after local election defeat,
    Outside focus on white farmers' plight 'paralysed movement',
    Zimbabwe (MRB 1102)
    Changes ahead at intelligence agency,
    Mugabe faces threat of direct foreign intervention on food aid,
    Mugabe turns south for relief as economic crisis deepens,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 1202)
    Skills drain further weakens economy,
    Zimbabwe (MRB 1202)
    As economic crisis deepens new farmers turn to gold,
    Libyans may take control of oil company,
    Mugabe rules out a deal with Tsvangirai,
    Opposition MDC claims ruling party is killing its MPs off,
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