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    Nelson Mandela ‘responding well’ to care

    Monday, January 31st, 2011

    BBC online South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela is “responding well” to treatment, according to his doctor.

    South African NGOs mourn murder of Ugandan gay rights activist

    Friday, January 28th, 2011

    COSATU The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project, Treatment Action Campaign and Section27 are saddened and outraged to learn of the brutal murder of comrade David Kato in Kampala, Uganda yesterday, 26 January 2011. We join activists in Africa and across the world in condolences to fellow comrades in Uganda, his loved ones, family and friends.

    Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

    Friday, January 28th, 2011

    From BBC News On Line South African former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital where he spent two nights.

    Statement by the Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe on the health of former President Nelson Mandela

    Friday, January 28th, 2011

    “No need to panic” January 27, 2011 There has been mounting concern about the health of the former President Nelson Mandela. We wish to confirm that Dr Mandela is in Milpark Hospital undergoing a few specialised tests and investigations. Given the medical history of our former President, his health over the last few years and [...]

    South Africa flood death toll rises as government declares 33 disaster zones

    Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

    Warnings of humanitarian crises after flooding claims more than 100 lives and threatens rest of southern Africa David Smith, The Guardian, 24th January, 2011 Flooding in South Africa has killed more than 100 people, forced at least 8,400 from their homes and prompted the government to declare 33 disaster areas.

    MDGs: Make the most of the next five years

    Monday, January 24th, 2011

    IRIN, 20 January 2011 A decade after world leaders adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there is no consensus on what impact they have had on global poverty.

    Southern Africa: Heavy rain puts relief agencies on alert

    Monday, January 24th, 2011

    IRIN, 21 January 2011 Heavy rains and localized flooding across southern Africa from Angola to Madagascar are raising fears that the devastating floods of 2000 will be repeated. Then, thousands of people were plucked from rooftops by helicopter, several hundred died, and Mozambique’s agricultural production was severely impacted.

    Three lions ate my shirt

    Monday, January 24th, 2011

    Mark Perryman Beyond the din of the vuvuzelas what was the impact of World Cup 2010? From the moment that Wayne Rooney put the fifth and final goal past the opposition keeper to complete England’s 5-1 defeat of Croatia – and to clinch World Cup qualification – the banter about South Africa began. Within days [...]

    World Bank approves £26.9 million loan to Swaziland

    Friday, January 21st, 2011

    The World Bank, 20 January 2011 PRETORIA, January 20, 2011 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in Washington today approved a US$26.9 million loan to the Kingdom of Swaziland to strengthen the capacity of urban and rural (Tinkhundla) local governments to deliver effective and sustainable services to citizens.

    South Africa to launch Development Agency

    Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

    IRIN News, 17 January 2011 JOHANNESBURG, 17 January 2011 (IRIN) – South Africa will launch its own development aid agency in 2011 in a move likely to boost the country’s status as an emerging economic power and champion of the African continent.

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