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Bridging the divide ; Africa's last hope (04 May 2004)


Matsu, a remote Taiwanese island, is one of two islands which allows "mini 3-links" with China. But islanders bypass rules set down by both sides. Smuggling is widespread. Thousands of mainlanders have migrated to Matsu. Islanders hope to act as a bridge connecting both sides of the strait. Africa has 80% of the world's AIDS victims. About 6,500 Africans died each day from AIDS. At Homa Bay, Kenya, 35% adults are HIV positive. Examines why millions are dying from the disease that is under control in many countries. Pressure mounts to let poor countries produce generic drugs against AIDS.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2004
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