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  • On World AIDS Day, activists condemn global donor shortfalls

    Activists warn that donor shortfalls on global AIDS funding will kill many people. On World AIDS Day activists predicted that severe shortfalls in the Global Fund grants for AIDS, TB and malaria due to donor fatigue would cost many lives, particularly in hard-
  • Doris Lessing dies at 94; British novelist of the 'female experience'

    Doris Lessing dies at 94; British novelist of the 'female experience'
    When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous. "I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...

    South Africa, the nation that gave up its nukes

    It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons,...

    Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...

    On African safari, in style

    The South African safari has long been popular with high-end travelers. But recently other southern African countries, including Botswana, Zambia and Namibia, have built ultra-luxe safari camps and lodges that compete with the world's best. I had...