Newsflashes

4 July, 2007
BoingBoing, 2 July 2007. Google's "Health Advertising Team" is trying to sell the health industry on buying ads to counter Micheal Moore’s film "Sicko," which condemns the health industry in the US.
3 July, 2007
The Statesman, 2 July 2007. A coalition of civil society organisations has launched an appeal to African heads of states and government to adopt an all-inclusive African Citizens Passport at the African Union Summit.
3 July, 2007
M&G News, 2 July 2007. Amnesty International and Zimbabwe rights groups have called on South African President Thabo Mbeki and other regional leaders to help end human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
2 July, 2007
IRIN Africa, 2 July 2007.
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IDASA, 2 July 2007.
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Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007. 
2 July, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007.  According to a new report, South Africa's platinum boom has given rise to mushrooming informal settlements by migrant labourers around mines, posing serious health, social and environmental risks to communities.
2 July, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007.  According to the South African Prisoners' Organisation for Human Rights (SAPHOR), a total of 46 327 people are awaiting trial in prisons across the country.
2 July, 2007
Washingtonpost, 2 July 2007. The head of Educated Media Foundation, a Russian NGO that trains journalists has fled the country for fear she would be jailed after authorities effectively shut down her group's operations.
2 July, 2007
Africa News, 2 July 2007.
2 July, 2007
Women’sNet, 2 July 2007. Tactical Tech, an Amsterdam-registered non-profit foundation, and Women’sNet have launched the latest edition of NGO-in-a-box, the BaseBox.
2 July, 2007
MMP, 2 July 2007. Given the fact that South Africa was the main destination for new asylum-seekers in 2006, the Media Monitoring Project (MMP) bemoans the lack of attention given to World Refugee Day by the South African media. 
2 July, 2007
Redorbit, 2 July 2007. Google has launched an initiative to help civil society organisations use maps and satellite images to raise awareness, recruit volunteers and encourage donations.
2 July, 2007
Reuters, 28 June 2007. The United States first lady, Laura Bush, has announced that $507 million in assistance would be approved for Mozambique to build and boost its battle against malaria.

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