Newsflashes

12 April, 2016
The United Nations (UN) says the world cereal production in 2016 is set to reach 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record.
12 April, 2016
The United Nations Human Rights Council's report on South Africa has painted a grim picture of the country's prisons. The committee on South Africa reported a slew of factors contributing to poor conditions at state detention centres.
12 April, 2016
The UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has received an award for Advancing Justice and Opportunity for the World’s Women.
5 April, 2016
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Namibian government for taking the issue of human trafficking in the country too lightly, saying laws against the crime are not being enforced.
5 April, 2016
The Malawi Government has hit back at critics of its decision to arrest parents of street kids in the country. The exercise was expected to start next month but did not go well with some civil society organisations who suggested that government should stop the process.
5 April, 2016
Victor Siamudaala, in his analysis, writes that it is only fitting that Zambia’s incredible wildlife is featured on all our banknotes.
5 April, 2016
A damning report has warned that free-market consultants in Britain are taking hundreds of millions of pounds ring-fenced to alleviate poverty in the developing world, as the government continues with its agenda of privatising aid.
5 April, 2016
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reported that he was held hostage for two hours and money was withdrawn from his account.
5 April, 2016
The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) has condemned the attack on two journalists from The Citizen newspaper, as well as on activists, after the funeral of slain anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe.
5 April, 2016
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is challenging the allocation of police human resources in the Western Cape and nationally, saying there is not an equitable distribution in terms of black and poor neighbourhoods.
5 April, 2016
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), backed by academia, social justice advocates and the arts play an important role in upholding the ideals of human rights in South Africa and on the continent.
5 April, 2016
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has described President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla matter, as an insult to all South Africans.
30 March, 2016
Botswana’s top court has ruled that, regardless of moral disapproval, the government cannot ban gay rights advocates from forming political action groups.
30 March, 2016
Botswana non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are concerned that their government and the United Nations (UN) are engaged in processes concerning the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) without the strategic engagement of civil society organisations.
30 March, 2016
The United Nations Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator says that Zimbabwe faces rising food shortages as drought, exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern worsens.

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