Newsflashes

23 October, 2007
The Associated Press, 23 October 2007.
22 October, 2007
M&G, 22 October 2007. Although there are seemingly no huge threats against the South African media, the South African National Editor's Forum (SANEF) has voiced concern over laws, currently in planning stages, that may curtail media freedom.
22 October, 2007
Uganda – CAN, 22 October 2007.  About 100 civil society organisations in northern Uganda have released a joint declaration on agenda item #3 of the Juba peace talks.
17 October, 2007
All Africa, 17 October 2007. On World Food Day, 16 October, the Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hungry people.
17 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 16 October 2007.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has warned that getting rid of hunger and food security is a complex task that requires all South Africans to work together.
17 October, 2007
AI, 17 October 2007.  Amnesty International (AI) has announced the unconditional release of its two delegates who have were detained in Gambia, along with a local journalist.
16 October, 2007
Modern Ghana, 16 October 2007. NGOs in Ghana have been advised to develop strong and innovative ways of generating funds internally to minimise the delays and disappointments associated with over-reliance on donor funding.
16 October, 2007
IOL, 16 October 2007. The Commission on Gender Equality has withdrawn its controversial submission on the Children's Amendment Bill, after some NGOs took exception to its apparent support for "reasonable chastisement" of children.
16 October, 2007
The Citizen, 16 October 2007.
16 October, 2007
Gulf Times, 16 October 2007. Oxfam International has recently released a report which states that wars have stripped Africa of about $284bn between 1990 and 2005. This is roughly equal to the amount of aid money given to the continent. 
16 October, 2007
Strategy Page, 16 October 2007.
16 October, 2007
Sowetan, 16 October 2007. The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) is disturbed by the reports that the police have been instructed to investigate The Sunday Times Editor, Mondi Makhanya, and his journalists.
16 October, 2007
Association of Zimbabwe Journalist, 16 October 2007.
16 October, 2007
The South African, 16 October 2007.  The Starfish Greathearts Foundation, an international development charity, will be celebrating its birthday under the theme ‘Through the Looking Glass’ on 27 October 2007 in London.
16 October, 2007
IDASA, 16 October 2007. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has been contracted by the Civil Society Advocacy Programme (CSAP), to support advocacy programmes in ten communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces.

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