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26 May, 2008
IC Publications, 26 May 2008. Activists attending this week's major conference in Japan on African development have expressed dismay that they will have only limited contact with leaders.
25 May, 2008
Sunday Times, 25 May 2008. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has criticised newspapers and news wire services have played a major role in inflaming xenophobic sentiment.
21 May, 2008
HANA, 21 May 2008.  The absence of last mile equipment and high cost of bandwidth have been identified as the major reasons why broadband Internet access penetration is low in Nigeria.
20 May, 2008
All Africa, 20 May 2008. United Nations (UN) agencies and NGOs have started distributing food and clean water to tens of thousands of people who fled fighting in the disputed Sudanese town of Abyei.
20 May, 2008
All Africa, 20 May 2008.  The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says there is need for urgent electoral reforms before the run-off presidential election on 27 June 2008.
20 May, 2008
Kubatana, 20 May 2008.  Political violence and human right violations have risen above 4,000 cases according to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP).
20 May, 2008
Gulf Daily News, 20 May 2008. The island of Bahrain will receive financial support as the Social Development Ministry is distributing grants to NGOs and Civil Society.
17 May, 2008
Sowetan, 17 May 2008. 
17 May, 2008
FIN24, 17 May 2008.  Telecommunications users can expect to benefit from more abundant local and international bandwidth over the next two to three years as new investments into metropolitan and undersea cable starts to bear fruit.
16 May, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 May 2008.  Chairperson of the Non-Profit Consortium (NPC), Amelia Jones, has announced that the NPC will be closing down at the end of May 2008.
16 May, 2008
Sowetan, 16 May 2008.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says it supports voluntary male circumcision under proper medical conditions and the continued use of condoms.
16 May, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 May 2008. Averile Ryder Accredited Global Remuneration Specialists is inviting nonprofit organisations to participate in the July 2008 NPO Salary Survey.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  The popular online hangout MySpace http://www.myspace.com/ has won a US$234 million judgment over junk messages sent to its members in what is believed to be the largest anti-spam award ever.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  According to Niclas Mika, despite Africa’s efforts to improve Internet access, building undersea cables and setting up regional exchanges, the continent is making progress.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  The OpenOffice.org community has announced a public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0.

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