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11:02 2001-09-06
AIDS – A THIRD OF AFRICA’S CHILDREN TO BE ORPHANS



Sibongile Mkthembu-Mkhbela, executive head of the South African organization, International Forum for Child Welfare, set up by ex-President Nelson Mandela, stated that by 2010, between 20 and 35% of children under fifteen years of age in eleven countries in eastern and southern Africa will not have a mother, father, or both.

13% of the world’s HIV positive population live in the Republic of South Africa, which has 1.2 million AIDS orphans. This disease is particularly difficult to control in Africa because of traditional cultural conceptions about safe sex.

The condom is dismissed by many males as being an impediment to sexual enjoyment, women in many cases have no say in how the sexual relations are to be conducted and in some areas, the connection between cause and effect of actions regarding disease is wholly misunderstood. Many people believe that disease is a visitation by demons.

The question of cheap drugs for populations with limited resources was opened recently by Brazil, whose government decided to break international patent law if the pharmaceutical giant, Roche, did not reduce the price of a drug for the treatment of HIV. The Brazilian government won the case.

More has to be done in this sense if AIDS is not to spiral totally out of control, which it is threatening to do on a global scale and is already doing on a local one.

Timofei BYELO
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20:43
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19:51
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16:10
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15:43
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14:24
CRIMINALS WHO ESCAPED FROM “BUTYRKA” PRISON NOT DETAINED YET
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13:44
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13:00
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12:00
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11:30
ANDREI LUBENSKI: 100 DAYS OF ANATOLI KINAKH’S GOVERNMENT
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11:04
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION IN THE BALTIC?
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11:03
FRANCE: CHEVENEMENT BACK FROM THE DEAD TO HAUNT JOSPIN
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11:02
AIDS – A THIRD OF AFRICA’S CHILDREN TO BE ORPHANS
Shocking statistics reveal that by 2010, up to 35% of Africa’s children could be rendered orphans through the scourge of AIDS. More detail...

10:00
SASCHA MATUSZAK: CHINA'S INTERNET GENERATION
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21:10
THREE MURDERERS SENTENCED TO DEATH ESCAPED FROM “BUTYRKA” PRISON
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20:05
ROMAN FOMIN: DANISH JUSTICE FAILED TO REACH ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
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20:00
SRDJA TRIFKOVIC: NATO EXPANSION THREATENS EUROPEAN PEACE
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19:10
ROMAN FOMIN: ANCARA DISSATISFIED WITH SWITZERLAND. TURKISH AUTHORITIES NEVER ADMITTED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
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19:01
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18:30
CHRIS DELISO: NATO'S MACEDONIAN PHRASE-BOOK
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17:33
ANTON PONOMAREV: MOSCOW PREFERS BEEF TO BULLFIGHT
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17:31
ONE MORE HUMAN BEING KILLED BY NIKOLAI SOLTYS
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16:47
U.S. AND GREAT BRITAIN START NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST IRAQ
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16:00
SHARKS CELEBRATE LABOUR DAY WITH EATING TWO RUSSIANS
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14:08
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13:07
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12:04
NATO IN COURT AS DEL PONTE IS HUMILIATED IN BELGRADE
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11:03
US TERRORISM IN BELARUS
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10:13
SKIRMISH IN PRISTINA: RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPERS WOUNDED
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09:02
...AND CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND YOU!!
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