Newsflashes

15 February, 2008
UNFPA, 15 February 2008. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has established a new thematic fund for maternal health to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth.
15 February, 2008
SANEF, 15 February 2008. The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has condemned the conduct of Durban Metro Police in arresting and detaining Sowetan reporter, Mhlaba Memela.
15 February, 2008
HRW, 15 February 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says President George W. Bush's praise for US efforts against HIV/AIDS in Africa should not obscure how his policies continue to undermine HIV prevention on the continent and globally.
12 February, 2008
AMREF, 12 February 2008. The African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) has launched a global appeal to raise US$1, 5-million to provide health care to victims of post-election violence in Kenya.
12 February, 2008
All Africa, 12 February 2008. The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its determination to help the displaced Kenyans, as it wrapped up its three-day mission to asses the humanitarian situation in the country.
12 February, 2008
AllAfrica, 12 February 2008. President Thabo Mbeki has announced that the country will strengthen its joint response with NGOs to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
12 February, 2008
Sowetan, 12 February 2008. Communications Minister, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, has announced that the construction of the first new undersea cable aimed at providing cheaper broadband access to the Internet is expected to start in the next few months.
12 February, 2008
Times, 12 February 2008. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is in line to win the fifth Saatchi & Saatchi Award For World Changing Ideas.
11 February, 2008
Business Day, 12 February 2008. The Councillor of the City of Johannesburg, Thuli Mlangeni, has appealed for partnership and expertise with NGOs to address humanitarian issues of immigration, refuge and exile of foreign nationals.
11 February, 2008
ReliefWeb, 12 February 2008. Civil society in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has slammed the Nairobi agreement for granting DRC nationality to Rwandese Hutus, who have refused to return to Rwanda since 1994 genocide.
11 February, 2008
BuaNews, 12 February 2008. Registered NGOs providing shelter for homeless people in Cape Town are to get a range of municipal rebates including a 100 percent rebate on property rates.
11 February, 2008
Business Day, 12 February 2008.
11 February, 2008
All Africa, 12 February 2008. Civil society in Botswana has dismissed the P8,5-billion development budget saying that ordinary people will get nothing from it.
10 February, 2008
Reuters, 11 February 2008. Green groups and NGOs are pressing the world's top maritime body to curb ship pollutants, citing research showing that ship fuel emissions could kill more than 80,000 a year by 2012.
10 February, 2008
Business Day, 11 February 2008. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned that the digital divide between rich and poor countries is growing with developing countries still far behind in the use of broadband Internet.

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