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    SDC condemns the hosting of COMESA by Swaziland

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    The Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) condemns the hypocrisy and double standards of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) whose precursor, the then Preferential Treatment Area (PTA) was once hosted by Swaziland at the height of students brutalisation by the Swazi regime. It led to the king becoming the longest serving Chairperson of [...]

    New Dignity! Period. video

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    Imagine having to go without sanitary protection to be able to buy basic items such as food and clothes. This is the problem facing many Zimbabwean women today. Over 90 per cent of Zimbabweans are unemployed and 80 per cent of the population live below the poverty line. Women bear an unequal burden of the [...]

    COSATU public service unions media statement on wage impasse

    Thursday, July 29th, 2010

    COSATU press release, 28 July 2010 The COSATU Public Service Unions representing more than 56% employees in the Public Service comprised of SADTU, NEHAWU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SASAWU, SADNU, SAMA and PAWUSA met today to consolidate their way forward on the current wage impasse. The public service unions appreciate the economic challenges in the country and [...]

    OCHA Monthly Humanitarian Update on Zimbabwe

    Thursday, July 29th, 2010

    ReliefWeb, 30 June 2010 Key Points – More than 100,000 malaria cases and 183 deaths reported. – 540,000 currently in need of food aid. – Stakeholders prepare contingency for mass migration after 2010 World Cup.

    It’s how you spend the money that saves lives

    Thursday, July 29th, 2010

    IRIN News, 28 July 2010 Members of the African Union (AU) reaffirmed at the end of their meeting on 27 July in Kampala, Uganda, that they would strive to spend 15 percent of their national budgets on health, but at the end of the day it is about how “effectively and efficiently” you spend the [...]

    Unlicensed and outdoors or no school at all in Zimbabwe

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    IRIN News, 23 July 2010 Simbarashe Choga, 65, a retired teacher, is the local butcher in Epworth, some 20km northeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare; he is also the principal of the primary school he runs out of his shop.

    Cabindan separatists in exile deny end to conflict

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    IRIN News, 22 July 2010 Offers of peace by senior officials of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), which seemingly ended a long-standing separatist conflict in northern Angola, were made without the knowledge or consent of its president, Henrique N’Zita Tiago, and exiled leaders in France describe the olive branch [...]

    Child deaths stubbornly high in South Africa

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    Plus News Global, 27 July 2010 The race to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015 is more than halfway run, but new reports say South Africa is unlikely to reduce its burden of deaths in children under five in time to cross the finish line.

    Kalahari Bushmen to appeal against court ban on well in game reserve

    Monday, July 26th, 2010

    Guardian.co.uk, July 22 2010 The Kalahari Bushmen are to appeal against a decision by the Botswana high court forbidding them to use a well in the central Kalahari game reserve, one of the driest regions in the world, a spokesman announced today. The Bushmen, Africa’s oldest inhabitants, won a ruling in 2006 against eviction from [...]

    A 16-year journey to success

    Friday, July 23rd, 2010

    Speech by Danny Jordaan, CEO of the Fifa 2010 World Cup Organising Committee South Africa. Hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup has helped to elevate all Africans to their rightful place on the world stage. After the delivery of this World Cup no one will ever again have the courage to argue that Africa is [...]

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