Africa Connection

Africa Connection

A phrase that had greatest currency during the early days of the AIDS epidemic before HIV-1 was implicated in the disease, which was coined to explain why a condition that predominantly afflicted male homosexuals and drug abusers in the USA—now known as AIDS pattern I—also afflicted non-drug abusing heterosexual Africans—pattern II.
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We, as Midlands' representatives of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, will be working together on the Africa Connection, an activity to highlight our concerns to our local MPs and the public.
The narrow win over Lancashire Lightning had much to do with the Riversiders' South Africa connection as Durham recorded a third consecutive win in all competitions.
Current Board Member Sarah Diefendorf and others have maintained their League-fostered Africa connection in various ways and even with private trips to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe (see the sidebar).
The most likely route of a West Africa connection would be across the Western Sahara but, for the present at least, the political situation in that region makes construction unlikely.
Other routes included a transatlantic route to Brazil via Lagos, services to India, the Far East and Australia - and during the war years even an east-west Africa connection between Juba via Kisangani, Mbandaka and Kinshasa to Libreville.

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