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29 January, 2008
SW Radio, 30 January 2008.  The Zimbabwe Revolutionary Youth Movement (ZRYM), a South African-based youth group, has added its voice to the list of organisations campaigning for Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to be allowed to vote in the March elections.
29 January, 2008
News24, 30 January 2008.  According to monitoring group SOVA, Russia experienced a surge in racist violence in 2007, with 67 people killed in racial motivated attacks compared with 61 the previous year.
29 January, 2008
BuaNews, 30 January 2008. 
29 January, 2008
Mail and Guardian, 30 January 2008.  According to the Southern Africa Trust (SAT), the Southern African region is at risk of not meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on poverty eradication, as power outages become a daily occurrence.
29 January, 2008
Telegraph.co.uk, 30 January 2008. A New Zealand anti-apartheid activist, John Minto, has rejected one of South Africa’s highest awards in protest against the poverty in the country.
29 January, 2008
AllAfrica.com, 30 January 2008.  World leaders issued a joint statement at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos vowing to make 2008 a turning point in the fight against poverty.
29 January, 2008
Business Day, 30 January 2008.  An international survey conducted in 61 countries has found that almost a quarter of people across the world think they may lose their jobs.
28 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 29 January 2008.  The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) has voiced its disappointment with the human rights activism in the Southern African Development Communities (SADC) region.
27 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 28 January 2008. Freedom House has released the findings from the latest edition of Freedom in the World, an annual survey of global political rights. According to the report, 2007 was marked by a marked setback for global freedom.
27 January, 2008
Reuters, 28 January 2008. Kenyan civil society activists have called on the United Nations Security Council to do something about the crisis in the country because the turmoil threatens to destablise the entire region.
24 January, 2008
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23 January, 2008
PMG, 23 January 2008.
23 January, 2008
Sowetan, 23 January 2008. South African citizens and civil society organisations have expressed their views for what they hope will be contained within this year’s Budget speech, which will be delivered on 20 February.
23 January, 2008
Business Day, 23 January 2008.
23 January, 2008
Foundation Center, 23 January 2008. Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, has announced five core initiatives that will be the focus of its philanthropic efforts over the next five to ten years.

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