Newsflashes

22 July, 2008
All Africa, 21 July 2008.
22 July, 2008
Sowetan, 21 July 2008. More than 1000 foreigners at the Glenanda temporary shelter in southern Johannesburg have remained defiant, refusing to register for temporary identification cards at deadline.
22 July, 2008
 JNet, 21 July 2008. A senior Zimbabwean journalist has launched Media in Zimbabwe, a new Website for journalists covering news about Zimbabwe.
22 July, 2008
Reuters, 20 July 2008. Plan, a leading international children’s NGO, has launched a US$1.5 billion programme to aid millions of children at increased risk of severe hunger and malnutrition because of rising food prices.
20 July, 2008
The Post, 20 July 2008. According to a survey conducted by The Post in Pakistan, thousands of NGOs are operating in Pakistan with the purpose of serving people but most of them are unregistered and involved in making money.
19 July, 2008
Sowetan, 19 July 2008. Women on Farms Project (WFP) has called on the government should ensure food security by expropriating unused land owned by white commercial farmers.
19 July, 2008
Business Day, 19 July 2008. According to the outgoing chief executive officer of Vodacom, Alan Knott-Craig, the telecoms sector will fare better if the industry regulators stay at home and relax rather than going to work each day.
16 July, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 July 2008. The South African History Online has launched a new portal that provides the most comprehensive history of former president Nelson Mandela, including speeches, photographs, detailed timelines and biography.
15 July, 2008
IOL, 15 July 2008. Tshwane Acting Executive Mayor, Tessa Ernest, has urged the people to come up with alternative initiatives in order to improve livelihoods in the wake of the ongoing global food crisis.
15 July, 2008
Amnesty International, 15 July 2008. Amnesty International (AI) has expressed its deep concern to the prime minister of Japan about the detention of two Greenpeace activists, who have been charged with theft and trespass.
15 July, 2008
HRW, 15 July 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant against Sudan’s president as a significant step towards ending impunity for the horrific crimes in Darfur.
15 July, 2008
Sowetan, 15 July 2008. The Department of Home Affairs (DoH) has announced that it is advancing its registration of foreigners displaced by the xenophobic attacks.
15 July, 2008
Business Day, 15 July 2008. Software giant, Microsoft, has renewed its commitment to giving free software to schools across the country by promising to donate products that will cost R750 million if it levies its usual license fees.
15 July, 2008
IOL, 15 July 2008. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations have agreed to spend US$60 billion over five years to fight diseases such as HIV and AIDS and malaria and tuberculosis in Africa.
15 July, 2008
PNN, 15 July 2008. Sabinet Gateway, a NGO that promotes and supports library and information services in Africa, has been awarded a US$1, 800, 000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create an African Online Journal Archive.

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