Aids devastation

7th July 2000 at 01:00
UP to half of 15-year-olds in southern Africa will die of Aids, says a United Nations report released ahead of its annual Aids conference in Durban.

It predicts that in Botswana, the world's worst affected

country, the disease will kill

tw-thirds of teenagers and that half of teenagers in Zimbabwe and South Africa will die. It says 24 million people will die in the 16 worst-affected countries.

Reports compiled by Jon Slater, with the help of the National Children's Bureau

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