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The following are among the articles contained
in this issue:
- Children and the HIV/AIDS epidemic
- Update on campaign to stop EPA's
- Challenges to trade unionism in Zimbabwe
- Focus: Staying positive about HIV/AIDS
- Children: The forgotten victims
Electoral legislation debated
On 20 April the Angolan parliament, the National Assembly, adopted several draft laws from the electoral legislative package that will form the foundations for national elections planned for September 2006. However, a major stumbling block is the draft Electoral Law, with neither side in the National Assembly agreeing on the central issue of who actually runs the elections.
Stalemate in parliament over registration
Government reshuffles continue
The Angolan government on 27 January underwent a further reshuffle, with the Minister for Information, Hendrik Vaal Neto being the most senior politician to be replaced. His deputy, Manuel Augusto, was also relieved of his post. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos replaced them with two senior media figures.
United Nations fades away
Election timetable proposed
Angola's ruling party, the MPLA, has put forward a detailed timetable culminating in presidential and parliamentary elections in September 2006.
The largest opposition party, UNITA, had objected to the lack of a timetable, and since 12 May had been boycotting the Angolan parliament's Constitutional Commission, the body that will pave the way for the country's next elections. UNITA has now indicated that it will rejoin the Constitutional Commission, and will put forward its own electoral timetable in parliament.
Aid boycott worsens despite IMF talks
Election delay until 2006
UN Appeal for transition to recovery
Routine immunisation programme planned
Debate over timing of next elections
Consultations over election date
MPLA ready for elections next year