Newsflashes

23 October, 2007
All Africa, 23 October 2007. The South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has warned against including ‘Singapore issues’ in the economic partnership agreements (EPAs).
23 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 18 October 2007.  The National Development Agency (NDA) has challenged South African civil society organisations (CSOs) to set the agenda for development in South Africa.
23 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 23 October 2007.
23 October, 2007
Panos London, 23 October 2007. In a report produced by Panos London, authors Angela Wood and Jon Barnes, argue that the time has come for the media to become actively involved in poverty reduction.
23 October, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 23 October 2007.  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lambasted the Somali government for what it calls "systematic harassment" of reporters, closure of media outlets and failure to investigate the deaths of eight journalists in 2007.
23 October, 2007
The Associated Press, 23 October 2007.
22 October, 2007
M&G, 22 October 2007. Although there are seemingly no huge threats against the South African media, the South African National Editor's Forum (SANEF) has voiced concern over laws, currently in planning stages, that may curtail media freedom.
22 October, 2007
Uganda – CAN, 22 October 2007.  About 100 civil society organisations in northern Uganda have released a joint declaration on agenda item #3 of the Juba peace talks.
17 October, 2007
All Africa, 17 October 2007. On World Food Day, 16 October, the Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hungry people.
17 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 16 October 2007.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has warned that getting rid of hunger and food security is a complex task that requires all South Africans to work together.
17 October, 2007
AI, 17 October 2007.  Amnesty International (AI) has announced the unconditional release of its two delegates who have were detained in Gambia, along with a local journalist.
16 October, 2007
Modern Ghana, 16 October 2007. NGOs in Ghana have been advised to develop strong and innovative ways of generating funds internally to minimise the delays and disappointments associated with over-reliance on donor funding.
16 October, 2007
IOL, 16 October 2007. The Commission on Gender Equality has withdrawn its controversial submission on the Children's Amendment Bill, after some NGOs took exception to its apparent support for "reasonable chastisement" of children.
16 October, 2007
The Citizen, 16 October 2007.
16 October, 2007
Gulf Times, 16 October 2007. Oxfam International has recently released a report which states that wars have stripped Africa of about $284bn between 1990 and 2005. This is roughly equal to the amount of aid money given to the continent. 

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