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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 21:57 GMT 22:57 UK

Kofi Annan Huge challenge for African Union
It will not be easy to achieve the African Union's goals of economic progress and good governance, warns United Nations' Kofi Annan.
Kenyan women Kenya hit by malaria epidemic
Hospitals in Kenya are on emergency alert to combat a malaria outbreak which has already killed over 200 people.
Aids activist New hope for Aids vaccine
Scientists give details of a potential vaccine and announce the biggest-ever trial at an international conference on Aids.
Winnie Mandela faces fraud trial
The controversial ex-wife of Nelson Mandela protests her innocence of charges of fraud and theft ahead of her trial in South Africa.
Ratsiraka moots Madagascar return
Madagascar's ex-President Didier Ratsiraka says he would go home for fresh elections, as the last province loyal to him falls.
Nigerian woman fights stoning
A Sharia court is hearing an appeal by a divorced woman sentenced to be stoned to death for bearing a child out of wedlock.
Opposition attacks Ivory Coast poll
Opposition parties in Ivory Coast say chaotic conditions during Sunday's local elections deprived many people of the chance to vote.
African Union replaces dictators' club
BBC News Online's Paul Reynolds examines the African Union which is intended to introduce people-power to the OAU.
Winnie: From 'mother' to 'mugger'
The former wife of Nelson Mandela still remains a charismatic but controversial public figure in South Africa despite being on trial for fraud.
Sierra Leone TRC to begin work
A truth and reconciliation commission begins work in Sierra Leone to help heal the wounds of a decade of civil war.
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Carlos Alberto new Zamalek coach
Brazil legend Carlos Alberto Torres, famous scorer of the last goal in the 1970 World Cup final, is the new coach of Egyptian club Zamalek.
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Geremi apologises to Cameroon
Geremi Nijitap admits that the Indomitable Lions did not live up to the country's expectations at the World Cup.
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Selection change welcomed
Senior figures in South African cricket are surprised but pleased by the decision to scrap racial quotas for selection.
CAR accelerates anti-corruption drive
The Central African Republic lifts the finance minister's immunity from prosecution, opening the way for embezzlement charges.
Zambia pleads for more donations
Mining giant Anglo American's withdrawal from a crucial venture has left the country short of cash, the government claims.
Workers redundant at Jensen plant
Car manufacturer Jensen axes its 40-strong workforce in Liverpool as it considers moving production abroad.
Rebels face life without a cause
Justin Pearce visits Unita soldiers in Angola and asks them how they felt about their years with the rebels, and what their hopes are.
CAR leader praises crash pilot
President Ange-Felix Patasse pays homage to the pilot of the plane which crashed on Thursday for saving lives at the cost of his own.
Bombs shatter Algerian celebrations
Islamic extremists are blamed for an Independence Day bomb blast which killed 35 people and wounded dozens more.
Oromo rebels deny Ethiopian 'victory'
Oromo rebels say they are still operating in western Ethiopia despite government claims that they have been wiped out.
Madagascar's chance for change
The flight of the former president gives Marc Ravalomanana the opportunity to extend his rule across the whole island.
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BBC News Online's Paul Reynolds examines the new thinking behind the African Union, which is replacing the Organisation of African Unity
New winds of change

Justin Pearce visits Unita soldiers in Angola and asks them how they felt about their years with the rebels, and what their hopes are.
Rebels without a cause

Algeria marks the 40th anniversary of its independence, but ordinary people are disillusioned, says Mohamed Arezki Himeur
Algeria's anniversary

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is facing fraud charges in the latest chapter in her dramatic life story.Winnie's trials
From 'mother' to 'mugger' of South Africa

Opposition parties say the government's insistance on new voter IDs has caused chaos in local electionsPoll discontent
Ivory Coast opposition cries foul on voter IDs

Imran Khan backs a plan to ask Nelson Mandela to help restore cricket ties between India and PakistanCricket plan
Mandela backed to reconcile India and Pakistan

Madagascar's new leader, Marc Ravalomanana, has to reunite and rebuild his country after the flight of his opponentAll change
Madagascar's new leader inherits tough job

A UN report says Africa is facing environmental disaster from climate change and calls for immediate action to save the continentUnder threat
Bleak outlook for Africa's environment

South African fast bowler Mfuneko NgamQuotas axed
South African cricket scraps selection policy

African newspapers look at the Aids, Madagascar and the International Crminal CourtMedia watch
Aids, Madagascar and justice under the spotlight

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