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26 March, 2007
Whythawk Ratings, 23 March 2007.  Mohammed Yunus’, of the Grameen Bank, recent elevation in winning the Nobel Peace Prize has dramatically increased the interest in microfinance solutions to poverty. 
26 March, 2007
SANGONeT, 23 March 2007. The World Bank’s Development Data Group has developed an online visualisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the form of an Online Atlas of MDGs. 
23 March, 2007
dgCommunities, 22 March 2007. Mindset Network and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are developing a new TV channel to improve access and quality of education for primary school learners and educators in South Africa.
23 March, 2007
Cape Gateaway, 23 March 2007.
23 March, 2007
IPS, 23 March 2007. According Mark Zeitoun, a researcher with the London Water Research Group, the world might soon experience waters conflicts as people compete over limited resources of water for survival.
23 March, 2007
BOCISCOZ, 23 March 2007.  The Botswana Civil Society Coalition on Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) and many other organisations in that country have condemned the ongoing brutal attacks and the arrests of civil society members in Zimbabwe.
22 March, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 22 March 2007.  The African Union (AU) has denounced  the  European Union (EU) for "double standards" in taking action against Zimbabwe while ignoring abuses by other African leaders.
22 March, 2007
SANGONeT, 22 March 2007.
22 March, 2007
The Star, 22 March 2007.  Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is questioning the commitment of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) to implement its own environmental laws.
22 March, 2007
Sunday Times, 22 March 2007.  Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has reiterated the World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz’s argument that Africa needs to direct more aid and investment towards infrastructure in order to improve the lives of its citizens.
22 March, 2007
Sunday Times, 18 March 2007.
19 March, 2007
Business Day, 19 March 2007.  A leading Indian economist has warned South Africa against having an income or consumption based poverty line.
19 March, 2007
IPS, 19 March 2007.  The continuing exodus of health professionals leaving Africa for greener pastures leaves the continent less empowered to confront the decimating effects of HIV/AIDS and malaria.
19 March, 2007
News24, 19 March 2007.  In a bid to speed up land reform in South Africa, the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) could effect new legislation aimed at giving the state first option to buy properties that are up for sale. 
16 March, 2007
APC, 16 March 2007.  The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) has developed its first version of a software application which will evaluate gender-sensitivity in online media. 

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