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    Domestic fuel in Mozambique: from charcoal to cassava

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

    Guardian development network Many in Mozambique rely on charcoal for cooking, but a for-profit venture plans to supply a cheap, sustainable alternative Along a dirt road in Mozambique’s Sofala province, a long line of men on bicycles stretches into the distance, each carrying an impossibly big bag of charcoal strapped to his bike.

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights statement at end of visit to Zimbabwe

    Monday, May 28th, 2012

    Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Zimbabwe

    UN rights chief arrives in Zimbabwe

    Monday, May 21st, 2012

    Mail and Guardian SA’s Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, has arrived in Zimbabwe on her first mission to the troubled Southern African nation.

    Malawi president vows to legalise homosexuality

    Friday, May 18th, 2012

    Guardian Joyce Banda’s promise to repeal homosexuality laws welcomed by gay rights campaigners across Africa Malawi’s new president has pledged to lift the country’s ban on homosexuality, breaking ranks from much of Africa where such activity remains a crime.

    Swaziland: IMF walks away from the kingdom

    Friday, May 18th, 2012

    IRIN  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has withdrawn its advisory team from Swaziland, saying it is unable to support the government’s proposed financial reform programme.

    Angola court removes ‘MPLA’ election head Susana Ingles

    Friday, May 18th, 2012

    BBC Angola’s Supreme Court has blocked the appointment of the election commission head, seen as a close ally of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.