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    Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

    IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall. The cuts have already affected 16,000 refugees in Malawi’s Dzaleka camp who have been on half rations since March, while a further 120,000 [...]

    COSATU Commemorates Youth Day, 16 June 2012

    Saturday, June 16th, 2012

    COSATU press statements On Youth Day 2012, the Congress of South African Trade Unions salutes the heroes and heroines of 16 June 1976, whose fearless confrontation with the forces of the apartheid dictatorship paved the way for the freedom and democracy we enjoy today.

    Swaziland, army fire at opposition leader’s home

    Friday, June 15th, 2012

    Swazi Media Commentary- by Richard Rooney Swaziland soldiers sprayed the house of the kingdom’s main opposition leader with bullets in what pro democracy activists believe was a planned attack. The home of Mario Masuku, President of the banned People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), at Makhosini near Nhlangano was hit by bullets fired by members of the [...]

    South Africa, “Secrecy Bill”, a betrayal of democracy or protecting the state?

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

    ANC’s secrecy bill seen as assault on South African press freedom

    Extraordinary Summit of SADC Luanda 1 June

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

    Communique from the SADC Summit 1 June 2012 1. An Extraordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Luanda, Republic of Angola on 1st June 2012.

    Swazi government ban union federation and set up their own

    Friday, June 1st, 2012

    The Swaziland Democracy Campaign is calling on Trade Unions and Trade Unionists to support the independent and unified trade union movement

    Lesotho Election: Coalition to form government; largest party goes into opposition

    Friday, June 1st, 2012

    Elections took place in Lesotho on Saturday 26 May. The outcome is the largest party, the Democratic Congres ( DC) will go into opposition.