Newsflashes

11 August, 2016
The Democratic Republic of Congo has refused to renew the visa of a senior Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher, who was to leave the troubled African country shortly.
11 August, 2016
A Botswana coalition of civil society organisations has condemned police brutality in Zimbabwe and urged President Ian Khama, the Southern African Development Community chairperson, to intervene.
11 August, 2016
Community protest action delayed the casting of special votes on Monday, 1 August 2016, in six municipalities‚ although a majority of voting stations opened on time in what the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said was a smooth beginning for the polls.
11 August, 2016
For the second time in less than a month‚ a Gift of the Givers hospital was caught up in the middle of fighting in war-torn Syria.
11 August, 2016
The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) has commended the Independent Electoral Commission for taking action after ballot papers were stolen in Soweto.
11 August, 2016
A group of activists under the banner Right2Know are staging a sit-in at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) head office in Johannesburg.
11 August, 2016
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is becoming a target for political protests. ISS Crime and Justice Hub Manager, Lizette Lancaster, briefed a seminar on the causes of protests, focusing on violent protests.
28 July, 2016
Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has warned that millions of children will suffer disproportionately from the failed harvests and devastated livelihoods left behind by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
28 July, 2016
Law experts in Zambia’s Ministry of Justice have cautioned people who are spreading false information on the proposed Bill of Rights that it has enshrined homosexuality.
28 July, 2016
Malawi President, Peter Mutharika, has ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, an HIV-infected man in Nsanje district of the southern Malawi who has the job of devirginising girls who had just their first menstruation.
28 July, 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a chance for Africa to give citizens a say in shaping local science activity and the innovations that follow from it, a United Kingdom conference has heard.
28 July, 2016
At least 50 environmentalists and stakeholders on environment are meeting in Kigali to share lessons and experiences as they look at ways to considerably boost forest landscape restoration (FLR) across the region and the globe at large.
28 July, 2016
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region needs at least US$2.7 billion to mitigate the effects of El Nino induced drought.
28 July, 2016
Heavy rains, flooding, high winds and cold temperatures hit Cape Town and much of the province on Monday, 25 July 2016 night. Disaster Risk Management’s Charlotte Powell said the area most affected by flooding thus far was Khayelitsha.
28 July, 2016
The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has welcomed a Labour Court decision which effectively reinstates four South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists who were dismissed for challenging editorial policy.

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