Newsflashes

7 June, 2008
All Africa, 7 June 2008. The United States Ambassador, James McGee, has criticised the Zimbabwean government of providing food as a mechanism to help keep the ruling Zanu-PF party in power.
6 June, 2008
SAT, 6 June 2008.  The Southern Africa Trust (SAT) has launched an unprecedented microsite on ‘Mapping for Poverty Reduction Strategies’, which is aimed at providing information on poverty and development in Southern Africa.
4 June, 2008
VOA, 4 June 2008. Reports say the Zimbabwean government has banned three international food aid organisations from operating and ordered most local groups to cease such activities.
4 June, 2008
Business Day, 4 June 2008. Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has announced that the broadcasting digital migration is on track for switch-on in November 2008.
4 June, 2008
All Africa, 4 June 2008. Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of the 14 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), who were arrested a week ago in Zimbabwe.
4 June, 2008
Business Day, 4 June 2008. Producers of red meat have criticised the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Lulu Xingwana’s proposal to scrap value added tax (VAT) on poultry meat products.
3 June, 2008
SABC News, 3 June 2008. Zimbabwean civil society groups say they warned the South African government last year about the possibility of the intensification of xenophobia related attacks.
2 June, 2008
Standard Bank, 2 June 2008. Standard Bank will make a R3 million donation to the South African Red Cross to help 10,000 victims of xenophobia currently being accommodated in 20 camps across the country.
2 June, 2008
HRW, 2 June 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the new cluster munitions treaty adopted in Dublin, will save thousands of lives for decades to come.
2 June, 2008
All Africa, 2 June 2008. The Rwandan government is investigating NGOs to ascertain whether funds are being misused.
2 June, 2008
IOL, 2 June 2008. Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has described the temporary shelters accommodating the displaced foreign nationals are unprepared and insecure.
2 June, 2008
SABC News, 2 June 2008.  The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern over what it calls the slow pace of processing applications for asylum seekers in South Africa.
2 June, 2008
Health e, 1 June 2008. South Africa battle-field surgeon, Jonathan Kaplan, has won a prestigious humanitarian award for working in various war zones across the world, often under extremely trying conditions.

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