Africa defies global downward economic trend

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Workers in Ethiopia

• Africa's economy continues to grow strongly defying the global trend according to a United Nations economic report. The World Economic  Situation and Prospects report for 2012 is forecasting up to six percent growth across the continent over the coming year. This is much better than countries in the developed world.

Eastern and Southern Africa makes progress in fighting HIV

HIV/AIDS demonstration

• The East and Southern Africa region is making good progress in fighting HIV and AIDS, but challenges still remain. That's according to the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). UNAIDS says that three quarters of the 34 million people living with HIV in the world are in East and Southern Africa.

Tanzania claims 350 miles in the Indian Ocean

Anna Tibaijuka

• Tanzania has submitted an application to add 150 miles to the 200 miles of the area that is under its control in the ocean. Under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of Sea, coastal states are entitled to make such a claim. That enables those states to exploit natural resources in the ocean.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy 
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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