Multinational companies are about to go on trial in Lesotho accused of paying huge bribes to a local official, a case virtually unprecedented in Africa.

An e-book! A plain language guide to Tanzania's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. The Kiswahili version is

Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development - two volumes of perspective writings in about 1.9 million words in print with accompanying CD-ROM as Forerunner to the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems is available from July 2001.

This century has been dubbed Africa's century. But it is undeniable that the continent still faces many challenges, while prospects for growth and change are opening up at an increasing rate. What will Africa make of these new challenges and prospects?

Writers from around the world, who are under threat of persecution, may soon be able to find sanctuary in Nigeria.