Newsflashes

10 February, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 11 February 2008. The United Nations (UN) has launched an appeal for almost US$90-million in aid for the hundreds of thousands of victims caught up in devastating flooding in a large swathe of Southern Africa.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008.  Children rights NGO, Childline, has urged the government to stop prosecuting children under 12 who have committed criminal offences.
5 February, 2008
TI, 5 February 2007.
5 February, 2008
eWaste, 5 February 2008. Nokia, a leading mobile phone handset maker, has announced it will set up waste dumping centres across East Africa to reprocess old mobile phone waste, including batteries.
5 February, 2008
Heartbeat, 5 February 2008. Heartbeat, a NGO formed to alleviate the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children by facilitating change in communities, has launched its first on-line newsletter called Joining Hands.
5 February, 2008
Mathaba, 5 February 2008. An anonymous philanthropist has donated US$30-million for Bangladeshi cyclone-affected people through Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
5 February, 2008
Parliamentary Monitoring Group, 5 February 2008. The Department of Home Affairs is calling for public comments on the draft Domestic Partnerships Bill of 2008.
5 February, 2008
Business Day, 5 February 2008. Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has expressed serious concern about the treatment given to more than 300 immigrants arrested in last week’s raid on the Johannesburg Central Methodist Church.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned that the government's decision to incorporate the Scorpions into the police may have been a little premature.
5 February, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 5 February 2008.  According to Graeme Bloch, an education specialist with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa has to acknowledge the fact that schools are a national disaster.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008.
5 February, 2008
PlusNews Global, 5 February 2008. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has criticised the South African police for denying detained undocumented HIV-positive migrants access to the crucial food needed to continue antiretroviral therapy.
5 February, 2008
Oxfam, 6 February 2008. Oxfam has evacuated its international staff from its office in Chad, following the latest upsurge in fighting in the country’s capital N’djamena.
4 February, 2008
HANA, 4 February 2007. A new study released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has made a strong economic case to tackle software piracy in Africa.

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