Newsflashes

15 May, 2007
The Weekender, 15 May 2007. Civil society organisations view the potential establishment of a United States of Africa as an opportunity for African leaders to engage with African civil society.
15 May, 2007
The Weekender, 15 May 2007. In his article featured in The Weekender, Robert Scheer, editor of Truthgig.com, bemoans the fact that society often rewards people with no conscience for their immoral deeds which come at great cost.
15 May, 2007
Business Report, 15 May 2007. Black Sash, an NGO that offers free consumer advice, has criticised debt counselors motivated by the profit margin instead of bringing relief to heavily indebted consumers.
14 May, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 14 May 2007. Zimbabwe has been elected as head of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the main United Nations inter-governmental body on the environment.
14 May, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 14 May 2007. According to bank board sources from rich and developing nations, a majority of countries on the World Bank board believe Paul Wolfowitz should resign as President of the World Bank.
14 May, 2007
SARPN, 14 May 2007. The Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN) in conjunction with the Center for Policy Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a quarterly publication called MDG Watch.
14 May, 2007
Business Day, 14 May 2007. The AIDS Law Project (ALP) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have urged the government to consider simpler regulatory alternatives to its plans to use international benchmarking to drive down the medicines prices.
11 May, 2007
IOL, 11 May 2007. CARE International has confirmed that gunmen have kidnapped two aid workers in northern Somali’s semi-autonomous Puntland region.
11 May, 2007
Business Day, 11 May 2007. Brendan Vickers’ article titled “SA's poor need to be part of the new gold rush” looks at the growing tourism sector in South Africa (SA).
11 May, 2007
SABC News, 10 May 2007. African civil society leaders have called for public consultations and national referendums on the continent on the proposed United States of Africa which is under discussion by African foreign ministers. 
11 May, 2007
Reuters, 10 May 2007. Oxfam has criticised the Group of Eight (G8) nations for failing to fulfil their promised to alleviate poverty and provide better health and education to millions of people in poor nations.
11 May, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 10 May 2007.
9 May, 2007
CGD Development Update, 9 May 2007.
8 May, 2007
Sowetan, 8 May 2007. 11 people have been shot and wounded and six others arrested when protestors from  a low-cost housing development blocked the construction of the new Inanda road.

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