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/ 26 February 2008

Equatorial Guinea eyes quick trial for Mann

Simon Mann, the suspected British mastermind of a failed 2004 coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea, has yet to have any date set for his trial, the country’s defence minister said on Monday. ”There is no date fixed but, as we have already said, we want [the trial] to take place quickly,” Antonio Obama Ndong said.

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/ 4 January 2008

Politics and graft undermine African healthcare

The crowd of African women are tired and angry after hours waiting in the hot sun, but the officials will not vaccinate their children until the president inaugurates the campaign on state television. When he finally does so, half a day has been lost from the five-day vaccination scheme. It is a small reminder that, for healthcare in Africa, politics can be as decisive as poverty.