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28 May, 2007
IRIN News, 25 May 2007.
25 May, 2007
IRIN Africa, 21 May 2007. More than 20 people are behind bars after shops reportedly belonging to Somali nationals were torched during a week-long protest by residents of Khutsong township outside Carletonville.
21 May, 2007
IRIN News, 21 May 2007.  The Liberian child rights activists and the government have warned against orphanage owners who use “fake orphans” to attract millions of dollars in international assistance every year.
21 May, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 23 May 2007.
21 May, 2007
Worldwatch Institute, 23 May 2007. Zoe Chafe, Research Associate for Worldwatch Institute, is appalled by MTV’s outdated perspective on eco-activism.
18 May, 2007
Business Day, 18 May 2007. Vodacom South Africa has threatened to axe cashless customers who all together send 18-million text messages a day asking their friends to call them back, if the interconnection fee for delivering incoming calls are cut.
18 May, 2007
Business Day, 17 May 2007.
18 May, 2007
Washington Post, 17 May 2007.
18 May, 2007
Business Day, 17 May 2007. Government department are being subpoenaed and brought before the Human Rights Commission (HRC) because 90% of them have ignored numerous correspondences about human rights complaints brought against them.
18 May, 2007
IOL, 17 May 2007. Six months after the passing of Civil Union Act, the Triangle Project, South Africa's largest activist NGO for gay and lesbian rights, is criticising religious denominations for refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.
17 May, 2007
Fin24, 17 May 2007. According to the president of the Development Bank of Africa Donald Kaberuka, Africa is in its best economic shape in decades thanks to better management and a booming demand for commodities.
17 May, 2007
News24, 17 May 2007. Microsoft’s vice president for intellectual property and licensing Horacio Gutierrez has accused open-source software of violating its patents with its free programmes.
17 May, 2007
SANGONeT, 17 May 2007. Last month, April 2007, kiwanja.net through its FrontlineSMS text messaging system helped to monitor the Nigerian elections.
16 May, 2007
Comingsoon.net, 16 May 2007. In the build up to 8 June 2007, when the second sequel to the movie Ocean’s 11 will be released, the all star cast will be involved in two events that will serve to draw the world’s attention to the conflict in Darfur.

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