Stephen is editor of The Kenyan Spectator, a national weekly publishing from Nairobi. His main areas of interest are foreign relations, security and democracy as well as economy and information technology.

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July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - Some experts say the dramatic drop in HIV/AIDS infections in Uganda is proof that abstinence from sex is the best way to combat the deadly disease, especially in the world's hardest-hit area, sub-Saharan Africa.Infections in the East African country, which once had the highest rate in the world, have dropped from 30 percent of the population in the early 1990s to around 10 percent today.Although promotion of condom use has been a part of Uganda's HIV/AIDS prevention
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - Sudanese rebels fighting for political and economic autonomy in the country's oil-rich south have expressed willingness to resume peace talks despite a surprise withdrawal by the government delegation.Government negotiators at peace talks in Kenya produced a memo Sept. 2 announcing they were pulling out of the talks.The move jolted the southern Sudanese delegates, regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) officials who are mediating the talks, and international observers.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - Last week's announcement by Libya that it was withdrawing from the Arab League has been seen as a strategic move by Muammar Gadaffi aimed at consolidating the emerging role he sees for himself as an African statesman.Officials in Tripoli announced Thursday Libya was pulling out of the grouping of Arab nations because Gadaffi was unhappy with the League's inability to deal with current Arab issues, including the standoff between Iraq and the U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - India's government is accused of using anti-terrorism laws against a tribal, non-Indian ethnic group, which has long been agitating for independence.The Nagas people living in northeast India and neighboring Myanmar say the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), signed into law last March, has been used to interfere with their civil liberties.The law allows anyone accused of terrorist activities to be detained for up to 180 days without charges being filed. The government may also confiscate property from suspected terrorists.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - As homosexuals and lesbians in Africa celebrate the legalization of same-sex "marriage" in South Africa, the head of one of the continent's leading church associations has chosen not to speak out on the matter.Rev. Mvume Ndadala, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), said in comments made through a personal assistant that the AACC represented a "diversity" of Christians, and it would be inappropriate to give a common perspective on the issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - A senior U.N. official urged wealthy nations to increase and deliver on their pledges for the fight against AIDS in Africa - just as they have done for nations hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami - and singled out the United States in particular for its funding of treatment.Stephen Lewis, Secretary General Kofi Annan's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, praised developed nations for their response to the tsunami disaster.