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Naidoo Faces Damaging Scandal

Greenpeace head, Kumi Naidoo, is facing a series of damaging scandals at the global environmental watchdog, according to a newspaper report.

And to make matters worse the human rights activist, who is the executive director of the Greenpeace, a non-governmental organisation with a budget of R4-billion, is mourning the loss of his father in South Africa.

Donors Slash Mozambique Budget Aid

Foreign donors have cut aid to Mozambique's government by 11 percent compared to 2013 amid concerns over corruption.

According to an official, the group of donors who contribute aid directly to the Southern African nation's coffers pledged US$275 million in aid this week, down from US$309 million in 2013.

Norway decided to stop its commitment altogether, joining Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain who all pulled out from direct budget support recently.

Zimbabwe's NGO Sector Feels the Pinch

Zimbabwe’s civil society organisations are reeling from the global financial crisis as donor aid slows down due to the country’s nagging political deadlock which has dragged on for years.

The situation has also led to a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) reportedly scaling down operations because of lack of funding.

The NGO sector is moving away from being a growing sector that is heavily involved in various activities, ranging from social justice, food aid, health services and education to providing water purification tablets during a severe cholera outbreak.

DBSA, EU Launch Infrastructure Fund

The Ambassador of the European Union to South Africa, Roeland van de Geer, and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) chief executive officer, Patrick Dlamini, have launched the R1.5 billion ground breaking Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA).

The purpose of IIPSA is to provide grant funding in support of loans for essential infrastructure projects in the southern African region.

BFC Donates £120k to Mandela Foundation

The Brazilian Football Confederation (BFC) has donated £120 000 to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to preserve Madiba's legacy.
 
The BFC donated income they received from match against South Africa towards its work in the promotion of social justice and democracy, both locally and internationally.
 
The Foundation spokesperson, Sello Hatang, says the donation will be used for projects and the digitization of papers.
 

Intern Defrauds NGO Over R2.6m

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has obtained a final court order to freeze the bank accounts and assets of a former financial assistant who allegedly defrauded it with over R2.6 million.

The money Sinovuyo Ziyanda Mjali allegedly stole was intended for use in the organisation’s medical humanitarian work among migrants.

The North Gauteng High Court granted a final order freezing the bank accounts and assets of Mjali, pending the finalisation of a sequestration application against her.

Malaria Intensifies in African Countries

A study conducted by the Lancet medical journal has reported that gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in ten countries.
 
According to the study, countries such as Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Togo account for 87 percent of areas that have the highest prevalence of malaria.
 

Molewa Welcomes Grant to Fight Poaching

The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has announced that two international lotteries have pledged R232.2 million to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching.

Molewa further adds that, this is the largest single contribution made by the private sector to combat rhino poaching and crime in wildlife.

She explains: “We welcome this public-private partnership to help ensure the survival of the species.”

Malawi Under Pressure From Aid Donors

President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, is under pressure from foreign aid donors and is facing a tough re-election battle.

Banda has promised forensic audit of suspected government corruption over the last decade.

She says the audit, which is backed by Britain and the European Union, will help reveal the extent of corruption in the impoverished southern African state.

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