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  • World AIDS Day 2013

    By Tony | December 1, 2013

    World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, is the 25th World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, communities and nations. Is it a day to celebrate, mourn, be thankful or downcast? In truth all of these. Read the rest of this entry »

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    UK £1 billion pledge against AIDS

    By JoeyA | September 24, 2013

    STOPAIDS

    UK support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria could get an additional 735,000 people onto lifesaving HIV treatment across the developing world by 2016, following an announcement which campaigners say has set the world the challenge of raising its ambition towards finally defeating AIDS – as well as TB and malaria. Read the rest of this entry »

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    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding free and peaceful elections

    By Mark | August 20, 2013

    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding fee and peaceful elections, congratulates Zanu PF and Mugabe who becomes Deputy President of SADC and will assume the Presidency of SADC next year. The next summit will be held in Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: 2013 Election Special

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    This special edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the latest news on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections which took place on 31 July. Whilst election day itself was relatively peaceful, there are many serious doubts about the credibility of the election.

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update covers Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe elections: preliminary reports

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    On 31 July 2013 Zimbabwe held presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections. The following statements have been released on the conduct of the elections by election observers, civil society organsiations and international bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Namibia’s drought crisis

    By JoeyA | June 3, 2013

    IRIN

    JOHANNESBURG, 30 May 2013 (IRIN) – Namibia, already the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, is experiencing a severe drought, with some regions receiving the lowest seasonal rainfall in three decades, according to figures released by the country’s meteorological service this week.
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    Southern Africa: report on flood situation

    By JoeyA | February 20, 2013

    A brief update on the floods affecting southern Africa from Relief Web. Read the rest of this entry »

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    SADC Communique from Summit in Tanzania including statements on DRC and M23 group, Madagascar and Zimbabwe

    By Mark | December 12, 2012

    The Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania from 7 – 8 December 2012.

    Issues discussed include the DRC, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

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    Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations

    By JoeyA | June 19, 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 refugees in Uganda began receiving half rations of cereals in May. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa sets up regional climate research centre

    By Sarah | April 24, 2012

    Guardian, 23 April 2012

    Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

    The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal) is intended to support cross-border research and land management. Read the rest of this entry »

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