Newsflashes

4 August, 2008
SABC News, 4 August 2008. According to the Solidarity Peace Trust, the torture and murder of Zimbabweans opposed to the regime of President Robert Mugabe is jeopardising security in the Southern African region.
4 August, 2008
Radio New Zealand International, 4 August 2008. NGOs in Fiji have expressed their unhappiness at the release of the much-awaited first draft of the controversial People’s Charter.
3 August, 2008
BuaNews, 3 August 2008.  President Thabo Mbeki says that despite the many improvements in the lives of the people, poverty and unemployment are still the largest challenges facing the Free State Province.
3 August, 2008
The Star, 3 August 2008. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that millions of South Africans will struggle to access medicines if the health minister is granted the power to decide which health products are to be registered in the country.
3 August, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 3 August 2008.
30 July, 2008
IOL, 30 July 2008. According to the IBM's Internet Security Systems X-Force report, hackers are narrowing the time frame they need to unleash computer attacks that take advantage of publicly disclosed security holes.
30 July, 2008
IOL, 30 July 2008. Business software giant Oracle has claimed that it has new proof that its German rival SAP looted its software libraries for competitive advantage.
30 July, 2008
All Africa, 30 July 2008. Rwandan rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have dismissed accusations of civilian abuse made by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) instead inviting the campaign group to their jungle hideouts for a verification mission.
29 July, 2008
Business Day, 29 July 2008. According to Zambia’s vice president, Rupiah Banda, rising global oil and food prices, although a serious developmental challenge, may be an opportunity for poor nations to increase crop production for bio-fuels and food.
28 July, 2008
BuaNews, 28 July 2008. President Thabo Mbeki has announced that the national War on Poverty campaign to reduce poverty among the country's poorest citizens kicks off in the month of August.
28 July, 2008
VOA, 28 July 2008. The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has appointed South Africa’s internationally recognised judge, Navi Pillay, as the new head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
28 July, 2008
IOL, 28 July 2008. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a multi-million-dollar appeal for an AIDS treatment programme in five African countries.
28 July, 2008
Pretoria News, 28 July 2008. The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has warned that police corruption is likely to skyrocket if the Scorpions are closed down.
27 July, 2008
IOL, 27 July 2008. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has called on the government to release asylum seekers and refugees detained at the Lindela Repatriation Centre following their removal from Johannesburg's Glenanda camp.
27 July, 2008
SABC News, 27 July 2008. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned that some members of South Africa's poorly paid police force are vulnerable to corruption and could target tourists during the 2010 Soccer World Cup for bribes.

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