Newsflashes

27 May, 2008
SAMGI, 27 May 2008. The South African Media and Gender Institute (SAMGI) is requesting individuals and organisations to participate in its online petition calling "No to Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa".
27 May, 2008
News24, 27 May 2008. The Japanese government is starting a programme warning parents and schools to encourage children to limit the use of Internet-linking cellphones, to avoid addiction to them.
27 May, 2008
Business Day, 27 May 2008. As Africans celebrated Africa Day around the world, President Thabo Mbeki said South Africans had to celebrate the day with their heads “bowed in shame”.
26 May, 2008
Business Day, 26 May 2008.  Johannesburg residents and civil society took to the streets in condemnation of the recent xenophobic attacks in Gauteng which have since spread to other provinces.
26 May, 2008
News24, 26 May 2008. NGOs are appealing to the public to send names and contact information of organisations helping thousands of displaced foreigners around South Africa and we'll post the information on News24.
26 May, 2008
Balkan Insight, 26 May 2008.  Civil society groups in Kosovo have criticised an agreement among political leaders under which Kosovo will comprise a single election zone in the new election law.
26 May, 2008
News24, 26 May 2008.  Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest computer chip makers, says it has developed a new solid-state drive that is expected to replace hard disk drives in laptop computers.
26 May, 2008
IC Publications, 26 May 2008. Activists attending this week's major conference in Japan on African development have expressed dismay that they will have only limited contact with leaders.
25 May, 2008
Sunday Times, 25 May 2008. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has criticised newspapers and news wire services have played a major role in inflaming xenophobic sentiment.
21 May, 2008
HANA, 21 May 2008.  The absence of last mile equipment and high cost of bandwidth have been identified as the major reasons why broadband Internet access penetration is low in Nigeria.
20 May, 2008
All Africa, 20 May 2008. United Nations (UN) agencies and NGOs have started distributing food and clean water to tens of thousands of people who fled fighting in the disputed Sudanese town of Abyei.
20 May, 2008
All Africa, 20 May 2008.  The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says there is need for urgent electoral reforms before the run-off presidential election on 27 June 2008.
20 May, 2008
Kubatana, 20 May 2008.  Political violence and human right violations have risen above 4,000 cases according to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP).
20 May, 2008
Gulf Daily News, 20 May 2008. The island of Bahrain will receive financial support as the Social Development Ministry is distributing grants to NGOs and Civil Society.
17 May, 2008
Sowetan, 17 May 2008. 

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