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NGOs Urged to Work With State

Tanzanian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country have been urged to cooperate fully with the government during the implementation of their various activities so that they can bring real development to the community.

The call was made here by the chairperson of the National Board for Coordination of NGOs, Rukia Masasi, when its members had an audience with Singida region NGO leaders in a fact finding mission on various activities being implemented by the organisations.

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Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

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There's Not an App for That

The United Nations' agency for ICTs, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), marks today, 17 May, as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The purpose of the day is to “help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide”.

Create Jobs to Stop Xenophobia - Bond

The Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has urged government to create more jobs, build more houses and change its foreign policy to end xenophobia.

The Centre’s Patrick Bond points out that, “More and more refugees from Zimbabwe, Somalia and other parts of Africa are pouring into South Africa and are creating havoc in the country.”

Shoot to Kill: A Camouflaged Revival of the Death Penalty and Reversal of the Bill of Rights?

The level of crime in South Africa has evidently sent government into emotional bewilderment. This is more so as a result of the violent crimes whose perpetrators are apparently merciless and recognise no boundary. Everyone, excluding the perpetrators and those with whom they act in cahoots, is under siege. Obviously any responsible government would want to do something to curb or rid its population of such a scourge. Taking the fight to the criminals! The question is how?

Shiceka Urged to Get Message on Local Democracy

The national debate is so taken with invented ‘policy shifts’ that it ignores those that are real. This is according to Steven Friedman, director for the Centre for the Study of Democracy, an initiative of Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg.

Friedman says that in a recent television interview, Cooperative Governance Minister, Sicelo Shiceka, endorsed two policy changes that could make local government more democratic and might give citizens less reason to engage in the protests that have dogged municipalities for four years.


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