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29 March, 2007
Business Day, 29 March 2007.  According to the World Economic Forum’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) rankings, South Africa ranked 47th this year, 10 places down a list of the world’s most technologically advanced countries.
29 March, 2007
Washington Post, 29 March 2007. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has challenged what it calls “diplomatic assurances” routinely obtained by the United States from other governments  that inmates from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, will be treated humanely.
28 March, 2007
Cape Argus, 28 March 2007. The Aids Law Project (ALP) welcomes the decision made by the Life Offices' Association (LOA) to pay out death and disability claims to those infected with HIV/AIDS beginning 1 April 2007.
28 March, 2007
Of Course Media, 28 March 2007. A BILLION workers, representing a third of the world’s labour force, were either unemployed or underemployed, according to London University’s Henry Bernstein.
27 March, 2007
TAWB, 27 March 2007.
27 March, 2007
One World, 27 March 2007. On Monday, 26 March 2007, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), together with other United Nations agencies, Governments, and NGOs launched a global campaign to curb human trafficking. 
27 March, 2007
Sunday Times, 27 March 2007. On Sunday 25 March 2007, TAC Chairperson Zackie Achmat launched a new political party, Progressive ANC Voters Network, to address the leadership crisis within the ruling party.
27 March, 2007
Pambazuka, 27 March 2007. Peluola Adewale analysis of China’s investment expansion into Africa and the impact on local markets and industries, indicates a rising hostility towards China’s investments in Africa. 
26 March, 2007
Whythawk Ratings, 23 March 2007.  Mohammed Yunus’, of the Grameen Bank, recent elevation in winning the Nobel Peace Prize has dramatically increased the interest in microfinance solutions to poverty. 
26 March, 2007
SANGONeT, 23 March 2007. The World Bank’s Development Data Group has developed an online visualisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the form of an Online Atlas of MDGs. 
23 March, 2007
dgCommunities, 22 March 2007. Mindset Network and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are developing a new TV channel to improve access and quality of education for primary school learners and educators in South Africa.
23 March, 2007
Cape Gateaway, 23 March 2007.
23 March, 2007
IPS, 23 March 2007. According Mark Zeitoun, a researcher with the London Water Research Group, the world might soon experience waters conflicts as people compete over limited resources of water for survival.
23 March, 2007
BOCISCOZ, 23 March 2007.  The Botswana Civil Society Coalition on Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) and many other organisations in that country have condemned the ongoing brutal attacks and the arrests of civil society members in Zimbabwe.
22 March, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 22 March 2007.  The African Union (AU) has denounced  the  European Union (EU) for "double standards" in taking action against Zimbabwe while ignoring abuses by other African leaders.

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