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27 February, 2008
Mathaba, 27 February 2008. According to the United Nations (UN) report released this week, by the end of 2008, half of the world's population of 6.7 billion will live in urban areas.
27 February, 2008
All Africa, 27 February 2008. According to a scathing report by the Amnesty International (AI) report titled ‘Nigeria: Prisoners' Rights Systemically Flouted’, the rights of Nigerian prisoners are fundamentally violated.
27 February, 2008
All Africa, 27 February 2008. The European NGO Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it has already supported 15,000 families affected by floods since the onset of the floods in Mozambique.
27 February, 2008
All Africa, 27 February 2008. NGOs 160 civil society groups in Kenya are demanding an interim constitution that provides a transitional government.
27 February, 2008
Filmmaker SA, 27 February 2008. Mindset Network, a South African educational NGO, has been named as an Industry Innovator for System Development and Application by the Society of Satellite Professionals International.
27 February, 2008
SABC News, 27 February 2008. The National Constitutional Assembly, a Zimbabwean NGO, says the chances of former Finance Minister Simba Makoni unseating President Robert Mugabe at next month’s general elections are very slim.
27 February, 2008
APF, 27 February 2008. Remmoho Women’s Organisation, a women forum initiated by women in the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF), will be marching to Noord Street Taxi Rank to demand security and police presence at the taxi rank.
26 February, 2008
Reuters, 26 February 2008. New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Russia for denying an entry visa to its Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, preventing him traveling to Moscow to present a critical report in that country.
26 February, 2008
Participation Junction, 26 February 2008. The Department of Minerals and Energy is requesting comments on the Draft Petroleum Pipelines Regulations in terms of the Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003.
26 February, 2008
SANGONeT, 26 February 2008. While delivering his 2008 National Budget in Cape Town, Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, advised South African's that fighting poverty requires reliable monitoring and measurement tools.
26 February, 2008
Business Day, 26 February 2008.
25 February, 2008
Business Day, 25 February 2008.  The Constitutional Court has ruled that the City of Johannesburg cannot evict thousands of tenants from the inner city unless adequate alternative accommodations have been considered.
25 February, 2008
Business Day, 25 February 2008. The Department of Communications (DoC) has given state-owned signal carrier SENTECH R500 million to start rolling out a national broadband wireless infrastructure.

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