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8 Catching the ivory poachers

S o u th A f r ic a is f ig h t in g to p re se rv e its w i ld l i f e a g a in s t th e d e g ra d a t io n s o f i l le g a l p o a c h e rs . Our c o r re s p o n d e n t Rob Krott w as a l lo w e d to penetrate th e in n e r s a n c tu m s o f th e Endangered S p e c ie s P ro te c t io n U n i t w h o s e jo b is to c ra c k d o w n on the c r im e s y n d ic a te s w h ic h are ta rg e t in g th e w i ld l i fe .

14 War among friends

S ix m o n th s a f te r th e b o rd e r c o n f l ic t betw een E th io p ia a n d E r itre a th e re are fe w g r o u n d s fo r o p t im is m . S o fa r m e d ia t io n betw een th e tw o s id e s has fa i le d an d b o th s id e s have been re a rm in g . F ig h t in g c o u ld f la re a g a in a t a n y t im e w r i te s Andrew Lycett

Nei44lfrican ■ December 1998 ■ No. 369

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34 Aids: Are millions dying?

1 D e c em b e r is W o r ld A id s Day and th e in te rn a t io n a l a g e n c ie s have been ta lk in g o f an A id s p a n d em ic in A f r ic a . B u t a re t h e i r f ig u re s c o r re c t? A re th e y no t c o n fu s in g A id s w i th o th e r m o re p re v a le n t d is eases? A n d w h y is th e re s t i l l no fo o lp r o o f te s t fo r A id s ? ask Baffour Ankomah and o th e r e xp e rts in th e f ie ld home truths 6 continued on pages 7

cover stories 8 Catching the ivory poachers 14 War between friends 17 Africa looks East 34 Are 26 million dying of Aids?

around africa 19 Ghana: Young Turks fight to control NPP 20 The Gambia: Under Jammeh’s carpet 21 Kenya: Moi survives no confidence vote 22 Tanzania: Arms trade provokes shoot out 23 Togo: Busy times for Togo police 24 Sierra Leone: Nigerians execute rebels 25 Congo: Rebels in good heart 26 Burundi/Rwanda: Winning the war frankly speaking 27 Testing time for Nigerian politicians palaver 28 Africa’s answer to viagra

A man of the people 29 The bombing comes into the picture new african market

30 South Africa’s informal economy 31 Hope for the new Nigeria 32 Uganda’s taxi drivers put the brakes on 32 Kenya: disease threatens horticulture c o v e r p i c t u r e Col Lategan’s Ivory hoard/ Rob Krott

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