Newsflashes

2 June, 2008
News24, 1 June 2008. The South African Institute for Race Relations (SAIRR) has urged the African National Congress (ANC) to snap out of its complacency and not trade off its leading role in the fight against apartheid forever.
28 May, 2008
All Africa, 28 May 2008.  Gender activists have called for Heads of State to sign the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development.
28 May, 2008
All Africa, 28 May 2008.  Several human rights organisations are accusing Sudan authorities of arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial executions, and ill-treatment of detainees after the attack on rebels in that country.
27 May, 2008
SAIIA, 26 May 2008.  The South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) is currently undergoing an evaluation of its services and effectiveness.
27 May, 2008
Biz Community, 27 May 2008.  For Quirk eMarketing has developed an interactive portal for all Africans who witness xenophobic violence in Southern Africa or who have relevant information, to share or learn.
27 May, 2008
SAMGI, 27 May 2008. The South African Media and Gender Institute (SAMGI) is requesting individuals and organisations to participate in its online petition calling "No to Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa".
27 May, 2008
News24, 27 May 2008. The Japanese government is starting a programme warning parents and schools to encourage children to limit the use of Internet-linking cellphones, to avoid addiction to them.
27 May, 2008
Business Day, 27 May 2008. As Africans celebrated Africa Day around the world, President Thabo Mbeki said South Africans had to celebrate the day with their heads “bowed in shame”.
26 May, 2008
Business Day, 26 May 2008.  Johannesburg residents and civil society took to the streets in condemnation of the recent xenophobic attacks in Gauteng which have since spread to other provinces.
26 May, 2008
News24, 26 May 2008. NGOs are appealing to the public to send names and contact information of organisations helping thousands of displaced foreigners around South Africa and we'll post the information on News24.
26 May, 2008
Balkan Insight, 26 May 2008.  Civil society groups in Kosovo have criticised an agreement among political leaders under which Kosovo will comprise a single election zone in the new election law.
26 May, 2008
News24, 26 May 2008.  Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest computer chip makers, says it has developed a new solid-state drive that is expected to replace hard disk drives in laptop computers.
26 May, 2008
IC Publications, 26 May 2008. Activists attending this week's major conference in Japan on African development have expressed dismay that they will have only limited contact with leaders.
25 May, 2008
Sunday Times, 25 May 2008. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has criticised newspapers and news wire services have played a major role in inflaming xenophobic sentiment.
21 May, 2008
HANA, 21 May 2008.  The absence of last mile equipment and high cost of bandwidth have been identified as the major reasons why broadband Internet access penetration is low in Nigeria.

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