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9 September, 2008
Reuters, 9 September, 2008. Internet firm Google and Europe's biggest bank HSBC have thrown their weight behind a plan to provide cheap, high-speed web access via satellite to millions in Africa and other emerging markets.
9 September, 2008
News24, 9 September 2008. A Thai-based media watchdog says a Thailand court has ordered hundreds of websites to be shut down for carrying content disrespectful to the kingdom's revered royal family.
9 September, 2008
Sowetan, 9 September 2008.  Prisoners’ human rights activist Golden Miles Bhudu has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
9 September, 2008
All Africa, 8 September 2008. 
9 September, 2008
Citizen, 8 September 2008.  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced that it will help subsistence farmers in Swaziland to buy seeds as rising prices put agricultural inputs beyond the reach of many. 
9 September, 2008
News24, 8 September 2008. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has resolved to make a written submission to President Thabo Mbeki over his signing of the Films and Publication Amendment Bill into law.
9 September, 2008
Business Day, 8 September 2008. 
9 September, 2008
Business Day, 8 September 2008. The South African government has announced the appointment of advisors to the government to help it utilise information and communication technologies (ICT) more effectively.
9 September, 2008
The Star, 8 September 2008.
9 September, 2008
SABC News, 4 September 2008. The Gauteng Social Development has announced that the refugee camps that accommodate the victims of the xenophobic attacks will finally be dismantled at the end of this month.
9 September, 2008
IOL HIV/AIDS, 4 September 2008.  The Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria says HIV testing and the treatment of the disease need more debate and a more sophisticated understanding.
9 September, 2008
SABC News, 4 September 2008.  Former chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission Barney Pityana has condemned the recent flood of criticism of the judiciary and top academics by African National Congress alliance leaders.
3 September, 2008
Business Day, 3 September 2008. Oxford University Press (OUP) has enacted a share transfer of a 21 percent stake in OUP Southern Africa (OUP SA) to the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
3 September, 2008
AFP, 3 September 2008. Sierra Leone has announced that it will revise its policy towards the approximately 300 NGOs operating in the West African nation from this month.

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