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September 23, 2005

Nambia - Statistics

Namibia. Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Namibia Demographic and Health Survey 2000.

Windhoek, Namibia, 2003. 296 p.

Statistics covering household populations, education, housing facilities, consumer goods ownership, languages spoken, religion, use of newspapers and TV, employment status, occupation types, employers (self, relative, non-relative), opinion on wife beating, male-female power relations, fertility, teenage pregnancy, antenatal and postnatal care, contraceptive methods knowledge and use, family planning, polygyny, childhood mortality, childhood vaccinations and illnesses, infant feeding practices, child nutrition, HIV / AIDS knowledge, opinions on and testing for HIV / AIDS, condom knowledge and use, smoking, use of alcohol, access to health care,

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September 19, 2005

The Stanford Connection

The Ewe of Togo and Benin.
Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance.

Accra, Ghana: Woeli Publishing Services, 2005. 359 p.
(Handbook of Eweland, Vol. 3)

Topics include - pre-colonial times, archaeology, political and social history of Lome, traditional legal authority, Ewe girlhood game, naming practices, religious traditions, music traditions, the Ewe language, Ewe literature, visual arts, rural development, the Ewe diaspora. Includes a Bibliography.

Editor Benjamin Lawrance received his MA and PhD in History from Stanford University.

His dissertation topic was Shaping states, subverting frontiers: Social conflict and political consolidation among the Ewe dukowo in the Togoland mandates, 1919--1945 (Togo, Ghana).

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African Government Document of the Week

Electoral Commission of Namibia
Annual Report 2003-2004.

Windhoek, Namibia. 48 p.

The ECN supervises elections and operates independent of other government bodies "though it is answerable to the Head of State."

The Appendix 1 has the Results of the May 2004 Local Authority Elections. Candidate name, political party, number of votes received, number of seats per party.

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Biotechnology in Africa

Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Food Security in Southern Africa.
Edited by Steven Were Omamo and Klaus von Grebmer.

Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2005.
297 p.

On the political and ethical issues re biotechnology, food safety, biosafety, intellectual property rights, and genetically modified foods. From papers presented at a 2003 Johannesburg conference.

Co-editor Steven Were Omamo received his MA and PhD in Food Research from Stanford University.

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September 17, 2005

Southern African Media Directory

Southern African Media Directory 2004/2005
Windhoek, Namibia: Media Institute of Southern Africa, 2004. 136 p.

A directory of newspapers, TV and radio stations, phone and cell operators, internet service providers, private data communication operators. Covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Women's Media Associations.

The entire directory is online

For internet resources on the African media and communications see

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African Government Document of the Week

Chad. Ministere de la Promotion Economique et du Developpement.
Rapport sur les activites des ONG. Edition 1999.

Published Sept. 2000. 173 leaves

This is a directory of NGOs operating in Chad. Provides the origin of the NGO, address, phone, number of staff who are Chadian and the number who are expatriates, its areas of operation and activities. Beginning and ending dates of operations, budget, source of finance, expenses in 1999.

Examples of NGOs are the Ligue du Monde Islamique (of Saudi Arabia). The LIM has a staff of 108 Chadians. Projects include construction of mosques, a health center, a technical industrial school, an orphanage, and a Koranic school.

Find internet resources about Chad at

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September 12, 2005

The Stanford Connection

Gocking, Roger S.
History of Ghana.

Westport: Greenwood, 2005.
331 pages

Roger Gocking received his Ph.D. in African history from Stanford. His dissertation is


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September 06, 2005

African Government Document of the Week

National Archives of Zambia.
A First Guide to Non-Governmental Archives in Zambia.
Compiled by Marja Hinfelaar and Giacomo Macola.

Lusaka: National Archives of Zambia, 2004. 121 pages

Listing and description of non-government collections in the National Archives of Zambia. Describes the papers of colonial administrators, European settlers, missionaries, mission and church archives, African politicians, archives of Zambia political parties (UNIP, ANC-Zambia, etc.), trade unions, chambers of commerce, councils on alcoholism and addiction, Zambia Council for Social Development, Zambia National Farmers’ Union, Zambia Consolidated Coper Mines – Investment Holdings, and more.

Includes biographical information on individuals and short histories of organizations. Other countries are noted. For example, the papers of F. S. Arnot include Angolan journals from 1889-1894 when he was a missionary. Bibliography. No index.

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September 03, 2005

African Government Document of the Week

Rwanda. Ministere des Finances et de la Planification Economique. Direction de la Statistique.
Rapport d'analyse des resultats. Enquete sur les indicateurs de base du bein-etre QUIBB - 2003.

[Kigali] 2004. 166 pages. In French.

Statistics on:
population, education, health, employment,
housing, good governance, agriculture, livestock,
radio, TV, telephones, consumption.

For internet resources on Rwanda, see

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September 02, 2005

Land Reform - Zambia

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace.
Impact of the Land Act 1995 on the Livelihoods of the Poor and Peasants in Zambia.
Lusaka, Zambia: 2003. 163 pages

Discusses the situation for women and states that people want the chiefs to have more power.

For internet resources on Zambia see

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