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    COSATU: Give Patriarchy a Red Card – No to Violence Against Women and Children

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 26 November 2010 At the launch of yet another 16 Days of Action Campaign, it is worth asking ourselves if the campaign is having any impact, because just about everywhere you look there are indications that some things are getting worse.

    President Zuma’s speech on agriculture and food security at the Africa EU Summit.

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, on Sub-Theme 3: Millennium Development Goals on Agriculture and Food Security, at the 3rd Africa-European Union Summit. 29 November 2010

    How a genteel Scot fuelled revolution in South Africa

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    The Herald, 28 Nov 2010, Edd McCracken She was born into a white middle-class family in Kilmarnock, but when she died last year Nelson Mandela paid tribute to Eleanor Kasrils – the “genteel and elegant Scottish woman” who helped ferment revolution in Africa, establish underground ANC cells in Scotland, and challenged Margaret Thatcher’s government in [...]

    Angola: UK government to cease funding landmine clearance

    Thursday, November 18th, 2010

    The Guardian, Wednesday 17 November 2010 De-mining priority That DfID is to continue funding landmine clearance in Iraq and step up its operations is good news. What Andrew Mitchell didn’t say is that DfID has stopped funding mine action in Angola although it is still seriously affected by landmines from its civil war that ended [...]

    President of the ZUJ, Dumisani Sibanda arrested

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

    National Union of Journalists,  16 November 2010 The National Union of Journalists (UK) has condemned the arrest of the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) President, Dumisani Sibanda. He has been arrested today for writing an article about the police force.

    Update on UN women’s agency – UN Women established, director appointed, funding needed

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

    After five years of campaigning and eight months since the General Assembly resolved to create a new entity for gender equality, the United Nations established UN Women in July 2010. For decades the UN’s work on women has been fragmented between four small bodies, but with the creation of UN Women there is now an agency [...]

    Swaziland: Declining customs union revenues threaten AIDS response

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

    IRIN PlusNews, Mbabane, 16 November 2010 An economic meltdown in Swaziland, exacerbated by a major decline in revenue from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), is unlikely to leave the national AIDS response unscathed, say local health officials.

    Message of solidarity for Swaziland day of mass action

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

    Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) supports the people of Swaziland in their quest for democracy, development, rights and justice. Their representative organisations including trade unions and the Swaziland Democracy Campaign have called for a day of mass action on 17 November.

    UK audit body to probe BAE and arms sales to South Africa

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

    COSATU, 8 November 2010 COSATU welcome new Arms Deal probe The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the decision by the UK auditing body, the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB), to launch a new investigation into the South African arms deal.

    How the UK could help the Global Fund save lives

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

    The Guardian, 6 November 2010 The Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria is well short of the $13 billion it needs in the next three years to maintain the disease-fighting programmes it currently supports in the developing world. Stephen Lewis argues that the decision the UK makes now could have a domino effect [...]

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