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16 February, 2007
e-CIVICUS, 15 February 2007.
15 February, 2007
The Star, 15 February 2007.  Greenpeace and other environmental NGOs have criticised wealthy nations for using Africa as their dumping ground for toxic waste generated by the West.
14 February, 2007
Business Day, 12 February 2007. In response to the crime wave that seems to have hit South Africa, AfriForum has indicated that it will take government to court for not taking the issue of crime seriously.
14 February, 2007
SABC News, 13 February 2007. Although civil society has welcomed President Thabo Mbeki’s anti-poverty initiative, the sector believes that a basic income grant (BIG) is preferable to the proposed revised social security programme.
14 February, 2007
Tectonic, 13 February 2007. The Absa Foundation and Engen Corporate Affairs will spend R600 000 to implement the Shuttleworth Foundation's tuXlab programme in ten Northen Cape schools.
14 February, 2007
One World, 14 February 2007. In an unprecedented move, one boy takes a stand and makes a statement addressed to the world’s adults demanding that they take action against the persisting problem of global warming. 
13 February, 2007
Business Day, 13 February 2007.
13 February, 2007
Business Day, 13 February 2007.
13 February, 2007
HANA, 13 February 2007.
12 February, 2007
IPS News, 12 February 2007.  According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the recent floods  in Mozambique and other neighbouring countries,  have caused an increase in the spread of cholera and malaria.
12 February, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 12 February 2007.  According to Britain, China’s offer of billions of dollars in unconditional aid and cheap loans to African governments risks driving back into debt countries that have only just benefited from debt relief.
12 February, 2007
One World, 12 February 2007. Oxfam International has called on the G7 finance ministers to deliver on their promises and provide increased and better quality aid in Africa.
12 February, 2007
weitzenegger.de, 12 February 2007. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has criticised international financial institutions for excluding the world’s poor from receiving their credit.

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