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Vol. 16 2001

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Angola

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Anti-Dos Santos demonstrators arrested

Larger military contingent sent to Congo while fighting continues at home

v16/03 9 Feb 01

Pressure on Dos Santos set to grow if Bush revisits Unita theme

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Dos Santos bank accounts in Monaco investigated

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Civil society talks on peace

Queries over budget

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Dos Santos goes on offensive against French accusations

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Belgian security for diamond marketing corporation

v16/11 1 June 01

Former French minister formally charged

Oil companies finance controversial charity

v16/13 29 June 01

Dos Santos seeks more pressure on Unita

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Advisory board sets conditions for elections

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Dos Santos clears the way for inner party struggle

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Churches step up pressure on government and Unita

Speculation proceeds on possible successor

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Unita diamond sanctions failed, UN reports

US lobbying becomes more expensive

v16/22 2 Nov 01

Refugees spread in wake of intensified fighting

Botswana

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Diamonds, tourism hit

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Concern that conflict diamond laws could hit economy

Congo DR

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Kabila's son has little room for manoeuvre among Angolan and Zimbabwean allies

RCD-Goma slams new Kinshasa leader

Single assassin or complex plot?

v16/03 9 Feb 01

Euphoria about peace hopes may not last

SA voices official optimism on peace chances

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Tutsi pogrom reparation issue may undermine Kinshasa's fragile peace moves

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Contradictory signals emerge from Kinshasa on peace prospects

Mbeki meets rebel leaders

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Nuclear waste threat to Kinshasa

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Belgian military prepares for the worst

Kabila's reshuffle finds favour in Europe but not with opposition

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Plunder report leads to accusations of UN partiality in favour of Kinshasa and allies

v16/10 18 May 01

Kagame and Mugabe meet but rebels stay in disarray

v16/11 1 June 01

Marc Rich comes to the rescue

UN optimism on peace moves contrasts with facts

v16/12 15 June 01

Belgian policy seen as fostering partition

Ugandans go in again to back Bemba

v16/13 29 June 01

Pull-out of Kinshasa's military allies is moved to the back burner

v16/14 13 July 01

Atmosphere warms between donors and Kinshasa

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Aid agencies call for better access in 'crisis'

Zimbabwean withdrawal made dependent on talks

v16/17 24 Aug 01

SADC call on war plunder

Volatile rebel politicking adds layer of uncertainty to peace conference

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Co-operation structure agreed with SA

Dialogue - many hurdles ahead

v16/19 21 Sept 01

Moves towards the disarmament of smaller groups

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Clouds thicken over inter-Congolese dialogue in Addis

Mai-Mai and 'negative forces' threaten peace

SA military to be increased

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Deadlock as most stay away from Addis 'dialogue'

Kinshasa government goes on spending against IMF advice

Mai-Mai offer to combat international terrorism

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Infighting over donors' conference as inter-Congolese dialogue stalls

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Coltan price slump may diminish fighting

Unrest grows in Katanga over Gecamines sell-off

v16/25 14 Dec 01

Europeans disagree over co-operation package

Transitional leadership remains sticking point for warring parties

Uranium reported smuggled to Iraq or N. Korea

International

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Burundi becomes first African security focus for new Bush team

SA signs accord with S. American trade bloc

Wide implications for Angola and region from French arms scandal

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Hain bites the dust after abrasive attack by SA

Rautenbach's bankruptcy hits European banks

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Arms contract activist in German meetings

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Indian generic AIDS drug offer places EU in a dilemma

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Gifts from arms dealers embarrass US parties

US selects privatisation enthusiast as Africa envoy

v16/10 18 May 01

Colombia visit will focus on drug crime

v16/13 29 June 01

Mbeki meets Bush and seeks support for MAP plan

SA-US extradition treaty to avoid future scandals

v16/15 27 July 01

Trade links run counter to condemnation of Israel

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Largest ever' summit for US

v16/19 21 Sept 01

Washington begins re-shaping foreign and Africa policy in aftermath of terror attacks

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Swiss extend probe into Basson's secret dealings

v16/21 19 Oct 01

New faces for UK and Malaysia embassies

v16/22 2Nov01

African leaders hear Bush switch rhetoric from war on terror to battle for modernisation

Basson Swiss link could open the way for claims

Conflict diamonds tied to terror network

Criticism of US accent on trade as development key

v16/23 16 Nov 01

WTO agreement makes AIDS drugs cost issue less relevant

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Mbeki's optimistic view of WTO talks is criticised

Lesotho

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Demonstrations grow against Water Scheme dams

Malawi

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Corruption action provokes party split

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Constitutional wrangles boost opposition

v16/13 29 June 01

Muluzi's remarks injure relations with SA

v16/15 27 July 01

Privatisation programme under review

Mozambique

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Cardoso murder police team suspended for inaction

Renamo holds to demand for provincial governors

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Arrests in Cardoso case

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Businessmen arrested for Cardosa murder

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Dhlakama breaks off talks

v16/10 18 May 01

Chissano rejects third term

v16/16 10 Aug 01

University controversy

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Probe into terror links

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Enron failure hits hopes for Maputo steel mill

Namibia

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Government admits army has diamond stake in Congo

v16/13 29 June 01

Some troops return

v16/14 13 July 01

Farmers seek land reform

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Warning on land reform

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Nujoma will yield presidency

Region

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Burundi president and rebel leader meet

v16/02 26 Jan 01

SA leads the way to Congo war summit

v16/03 9 Feb 01

Free trade arrives in September

SA to push through its version of security organ

v16/04 23 Feb 01

SA business helps establish strategic foothold in Great Lakes region

SA drugs demand helps finance east Congo conflict

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Military intervention may be eased by OAU rethink on national sovereignty

Peace force readies for Burundi action

SADC prepares for major shake-up

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Peace force preparations go ahead amidst delicate talks on Burundi

SA will make bigger show of its distance from Mugabe

Uganda's Museveni seeks to placate military

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Little progress in Burundi as clashes intensify

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Air companies cash in on Congo conflict's business opportunities

Burundi coup attempt came as rebels began their return from DR Congo

v16/09 4 May 01

Museveni withdraws from Congo deal after UN report

Temptation to return remains for Uganda

US buyers hold up progress on conflict diamonds

v16/11 1 June 01

Focus of Great Lakes war may shift from Congo to Burundi

SA's ANC helps Museveni to reorganise party

Telecomms battle between SA and Egypt

v16/12 15 June 01

Sexwale makes move for Angolan diamonds

v16/14 13 July 01

Attack on UK over land issue is toned down

SA seeks defence pact as Mugabe prepares to hand over security reins

Transitional government agreed for Burundi

v16/15 27 July 01

Angola, Mozambique keen to take white farmers

Burundi plan to include Hutu and Tutsi force

Uganda's neighbours target Museveni's domestic travails

v16/16 10 Aug 01

SA pact with Nigeria

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Security organ to be led by Chissano

v16/20 5 Oct 01

SA bank seeks further inroads in Uganda

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Risks for SA force as it goes into Burundi ahead of any ceasefire agreement

v16/22 2Nov01

No universal welcome as SA troops idle their time away in Burundi

UK and SA favours sought as fears grow of new conflict between Uganda and Rwanda

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Intensification of fighting makes SA role more controversial

Visit to Mali 'biggest ever'

v16/25 14 Dec 01

SA troops face new protests in Burundi

 

South Africa

 

SA development

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Private security industry strike ends

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Brain drain may be three times higher than official figures claim

v16/03 9 Feb 01

Ban on crime statistics challenged

Draft bill promises changes to work permit laws

Harder line looming in US may obstruct SA's hopes for anti-AIDS drugs

v16/04 23 Feb 01

AIDS strategy stays focused on prevention

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Massive surge in crime figures indicated

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Education quota systems may be introduced

New white trade union formed

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Crime figures are expected to show sharp rise

Cuba offers to help SA manufacture anti-AIDS drugs

Government reverses on land takeover

Health system performance worst in world

Khoisan conference will seek recognition

New superior court planned

Report says robbery is motive for farm attacks

Wealth of black elite surges ahead while poverty gap increases

v16/07 6 Apr 01

AIDS panel does deal to avoid dissident report

Increase in crime predicted

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Power for poor promised in face of Eskom cut-offs

v16/09 4 May 01

Deal agreed with India on AIDS generics

v16/10 18 May 01

Decision to recruit foreign skills backed

Private companies will take on anti-retroviral treatment

v16/12 15 June 01

Consensus reached on minerals bill

Figures reveal no change in high crime levels

Military integration process to end soon

More 'test' sites opened for anti-retrovirals as government reasserts hard line

Poll finds big difference in attitudes to TRC

v16/13 29 June 01

Hundred schools for science planned

Minister claims low military AIDS rate

v16/14 13 July 01

AIDS brings SA down on UNDP development index

v16/15 27 July 01

Another pilot HIV site opens

Pressure set to increase on rural poor if commercial farms cut workers

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Asmal launches new version of curriculum

Catholics reaffirm rejection of condoms

Housing left to savings efforts as bank finance fails

Mbeki 'prioritises' farm killings

Port construction backed after concern over Coega

Punitive fines for firms using illegal foreign workers

Union aims at 'balanced' affirmative action law

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Doctors join AIDS court action on treatment

New internet law will monitor telecommunications

New laws on corruption

Xenophobia accusation

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Air pollution ranks high

Housing backlog

Military union registered

Now government agrees to free anti-AIDS drug

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Call for de-criminalisation of cross-border migrancy

Coal-based drug causes controversy

Foreigners to be barred from security industry.

Provinces defy Mbeki on AIDS figures

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Foreign investment for security firms to stay

Statisticians vie over AIDS mortality

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Disbursement remains major obstacle to AIDS programme

v16/24 30 Nov 01

New anti-corruption strategy

v16/25 14 Dec 01

Defeat for government on issue of HIV treatment

Few changes in wealth gap - but more blacks enter the ranks of richest

Little change in crime levels

Rapid pace of urbanisation revealed

SA economy

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Despite economic buoyancy Rand falls to new low

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Capital gains tax may be delayed

v16/03 9 Feb 01

US hits at empowerment suggestion

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Budget clears way for increased capital outflows into Africa and abroad

Social spending highlights high arms costs

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Obstacles to spending may dent government hopes

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Eurobond launched by treasury

Foreign tourism maintains upward movement

IFC doubles investment SA portfolio

Massive legal and illegal flight of capital jeopardises economic liberalisation project

Optimistic view on jobs is challenged

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Union firms unsure of investment in privatised companies

v16/09 4 May 01

IMF warns on capital outflows

Strike threat indicates militant revival over privatisation

v16/10 18 May 01

Arms row hurts business confidence

v16/11 1 June 01

Public sector union mergers in offiing

v16/12 15 June 01

Labour accepts business' view of regulation in two-tier economy

v16/13 29 June 01

Inflation and interest rates tend downward

v16/14 13 July 01

Gold mines strike looms

Rand plunges in wake of IT giant

v16/15 27 July 01

Critical mass of depositors for black bank sought

Mboweni urges government to hold fast to policy

Offshore listings may flow from corruption taint

SAA delays release of annual results

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Around $6bn reaches SA in laundered funds

Cosatu strike strategy may undermine government's public spending goals

FDI remains low as Mboweni warns on 'populism'

Telecomms still attractive

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Sharp drop in capital investments

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Concern as high air ticket prices cut into tourism

v16/19 21 Sept 01

Attacks may further damage airline, tourism industry

Foreign capital flows down

Money laundering bill approved

Rand fails to benefit from Dollar's fall

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Rand fall boosts exports

v16/25 14 Dec 01

Price of foodstuffs rises as Rand falls

SA politics

v16/01 12 Jan 01

More arms accusations against Modise

Winnie makes fresh bid for influence

Year of hastened change ahead for ANC as voters show honeymoon has ended

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Debate on arms deal is deflected into battle over Heath's anti-corruption unit

Mbeki re-orientates cabinet in preparation for new social thrust

New cabinet appointments high on gesture politics

v16/03 9 Feb 01

Arms controversy spills over into role of parliament and issues of ANC governance

Arms offsets targets defended

Media hostilities heat up

v16/04 23 Feb 01

More 'dynamic' SA role predicted in Africa

Pityana to leave contentious rights body

Politically reliable ambassadors recycled

v16/05 9 Mar 01

AIDS issue provides catalyst for new social forces to ally with unions

Zulu king's budget boosted by a third

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Buthelezi threatens to pull out from government

Government may downgrade arms probe, distances itself from agent's evidence

Mpumalanga corruption case draws in Zuma

Viljoen retires from FF and parliament

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Denials give inkling of subterranean ANC manoeuvres

Recriminations fly as investigators discuss arms deal allegations

v16/08 20 Apr 01

Furious ANC reaction to allegations of Mbeki's 'womanising'

PAC's dire warnings on arms deal blamed for Rand's fall

Victory over pharmaceuticals companies may force government from its chosen AIDS path

v16/09 4 May 01

Cosatu grows angry at competitive bid from 'right-wing' for civil society bloc

MK veterans become defence industry's new elite

Plot allegations rock country and rebound to damage Mbeki

Tensions new and old in Triple Alliance lie behind challenge to Mbeki

v16/10 18 May 01

ANC may make fresh bid to establish media presence

ANC provincial structures struggle for order

Black empowerment's race-based view questioned

Ministers responsible for arms deal may be questioned on rising costs

Ramaphosa's black empowerment plan challenges government's economic strategy

v16/11 1 June 01

ANC debates right of MPs to defect

Arms investigation sets off wider discord in parliamentary ANC and opposition

Boesak release leads to fresh divisions

Heath's feud with Mbeki comes into the open

New crop of ambassadors shows continuing weakness in foreign affairs

Tensions in DP remain over alliance with NNP

v16/12 15 June 01

New law will ease entry of foreign skills

Northern Cape joins list of troubled provinces

Pay-off in cellphone case prevents judgement

Public battle over SAA corporate governance reveals further splits in ANC elite

Team sent to 'strengthen' Mpumalanga may not be effective

v16/13 29 June 01

AIDS activists to sue government

ANC hopes to take Western Cape after defection law

Gifts revelations strike closer to arms decision-makers

Growing resistance as government fails to deliver on basic services

Strike action set to coincide with government's key telecomms privatisation offer

v16/14 13 July 01

ANC discussion document seeks to raise standards

Buthelezi launches sharp attack on ANC's integrity and failure to deliver

Damage to offset projects may flow from arms scams

Government and media meet

Government prepares to ease land distribution after PAC's successful provocation

Mokaba re-enters the lists as ANC seeks to revive its flagging morale

v16/15 27 July 01

Carolus leaves diplomacy and politics for tourism

Communists celebrate survival as militancy rises

Macozoma takes control of Black empowerment flagship

Murder case may threaten stability in KZN

Opposition calls for probe into Modise's arms contracts

Pressure grows from inside ANC for more interventionist economic policy

v16/16 10 Aug 01

ANC stalwart takes over Heath's anti-corruption job

Front companies were for foreign 'principals'

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Government fears upstaging by civil society marches at racism conference

Opposition party engaged in subterranean struggles

War of attrition ahead of privatisation action

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Anti privatisation strike exacerbates divisions in Alliance

Opposition tensions increase

State gives up on recovering lost AIDS funds

v16/19 21 Sept 01

Anti-US feeling likely to grow among SA Muslims

Bid to bring Communists in ANC leadership to heel

Mbeki once again paints himself into a corner on AIDS issue

Official sympathy for US is qualified at lower levels

Student movement confronts ANC Youth league

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Relief among many in ANC as Yengeni is arrested

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Government walks a tightrope on support for US

Media seek to break with US-aligned TV news

v16/22 2Nov01

Black empowerment report discussed by Mbeki

Disarray in opposition as provincial leaders reject NNP move toward ANC

v16/23 16 Nov 01

ANC leader likely to be premier in Western Cape

Cosatu repeats loyalty to ANC alliance

Government faces court challenge on arms deal despite being cleared of corruption

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Cosatu seeks Alliance summit meeting in bid to switch government off Gear policy

v16/25 14 Dec 01

Government races against time and events to secure stability and growth

Workers grow increasingly politicised, but long-term agreements may tied them down

Swaziland

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Bomb blast hits soldiers

v16/13 29 June 01

State of emergency

v16/22 2Nov01

Security response to call for release of opposition leader

v16/23 16 Nov 01

SADC puts pressure on king

Zambia

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Major opposition parties form alliance

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Chiluba sacks general

v16/10 18 May 01

Chiluba names new cabinet

v16/14 13 July 01

Barotse leaders seek UN referendum

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Floods cause food crisis

Ministers guilty of corruption

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Money laundering law may be used against opposition

Zimbabwe

v16/01 12 Jan 01

Commercial farmers head for Mozambique

Dire warnings as Mugabe appears to spurn UNDP rescue plan

v16/02 26 Jan 01

Mugabe mulls over strategy for ensuring malleable successor to Kabila

v16/03 9 Feb 01

After newspaper bombing state prepares for wider media crackdown

v16/04 23 Feb 01

Attacks on media and judges may aim to clear way for early election

Government seeks to boost revenue collection

More foreign media expulsions may be thwarted

v16/05 9 Mar 01

Optimism on Congo war ending grows

v16/06 23 Mar 01

Empowerment deal under fire from lawyers

v16/07 6 Apr 01

Not much applause for small withdrawal from Congo

v16/08 20 Apr 01

400 firms fold,10,000 jobless

IMF makes land deal basis for loans

v16/10 18 May 01

Bid to restore tourism through eclipse

Oil barter deal with Namibian firm

SA holds to constructive engagement policy

v16/11 1 June 01

Coup warning is weighed against Mugabe's control of army

v16/12 15 June 01

Huge fuel price rise may ignite mass violence

v16/13 29 June 01

Congo intervention continues

v16/15 27 July 01

Army divides between pro- and anti-Mugabe wings

Gadaffy saves Mugabe again with fuel barter deal

Mugabe gets his reward for Congo intervention

Zanu seeks to buy its way into Matabeleland

v16/16 10 Aug 01

Increase in living costs could spark protests

US law seen as last straw by Zanu and military hardliners

v16/17 24 Aug 01

Evacuation plans dusted off

Fresh blow to economy

Pressure increases on independent media

Zanu's militia take on new direct action role

v16/18 7 Sept 01

Contingency plans for refugees

Dissent in CIO may undermine Mugabe's election scheme

Mugabe yields to pressure, gains international aid and approval for land reform

Opposition economic plan depends on foreign aid

v16/19 21 Sept 01

Huge logging deal exposed

Ruling party backs land deal but doubts remain on Mugabe's commitment

v16/20 5 Oct 01

Mugabe seeks to boost SE Asian trade

Packed court and US policy switch may get Mugabe off the hook

Power struggle inside opposition may increase chances of an early election

v16/21 19 Oct 01

Mugabe formally ditches structural adjustment, imposes price controls

Take-over of plantations despite Abuja deal

v16/22 2Nov01

MDC calls for vigorous action as EU threatens sanctions

Populist measures aimed at appeasing electorate

Rise of Moyo increases Zanu tensions in Matabeleland

Zanu guilty under US law of murder and torture

v16/23 16 Nov 01

Mugabe may declare emergency after mobs run amok in Bulawayo

v16/24 30 Nov 01

Commercial rivalry with SA 'key to Congo incursion'

Ex-Zipra commander arrested in Matabeleland

Media battle sharpens

SA casts around for alternative policies as Zimbabwe's crisis deepens

v16/25 14 Dec 01

Government plans to publish its news in SA and UK

US offers sweetener as SADC backs Mugabe

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