| The Courier N°126 March-April 1991 - Dossier: AIDS - The big threat / Country report: Burkina Faso |
Africa-Caribbean-Pacific - European Community
Meeting point: BERHANE Ghebray
Berhane Ghebray, the new Secretary General of the ACP group who took up his post on I March 1990, is certainly no novice to ACP-EEC relations. He was Ethiopian ambassador to the Benelux countries and to the European Community from 1978 to 1987 prior to becoming a Member of Parliament in his own country. In that capacity, he quickly returned to the ACP-EEC scene, assuming until 1989, the role of Co-President of the Joint Assembly.
BURKINA FASO: Burkina Faso is a landlocked country which has been experiencing severe drought for several years. The economy and development have suffered considerably as a result. But in addition to the natural effects of drought, Burkina Faso has also seen political somersaults, reflected in a change of leadership in 1987 and by a rectification' in the direction of the revolution and in methods of economic management. The Courier examines some aspects of the evolution of Burkina and President CompaorÃ© explains the new policy for the country.
Dossier: AIDS-The big threat
A.I.D.S.-four letters which burst into our lives some ten years ago and which continue to be synonymous with disruption to our societies. Today, 8 million people carry the virus responsible for this terrible illness and there is still no cure in sight. In the Dossier, we describe the progress of the epidemic and invite our readers to reflect on its social and economic consequences.
News round-up: SADCC in Windhoek
SADCC's newest Member State, Namibia, hosted this year's Annual Consultative Conference which was held at the end of January. As apartheid crumbles in South Africa, and people look forward to the time when the largest country in the region 'rejoins the fold', a question mark hangs over SADCC's future role. Can it provide a framework for the economic integration of Southern Africa ?