Newsflashes

18 February, 2008
Friends of the Earth, February 18 2008. A coalition of environmental groups has warned that the European Union’s (EU) palm oil production for food and biofuels is resulting in wide spread human rights abuses in Indonesia.
18 February, 2008
Sowetan, 18 February 2008. The Ithuteng Trust founder and Director, Jackey Maarohanye, has been charged with fine of R8 500, for kidnapping a former pupil, failing this she has to contend with a four year imprisonment.
18 February, 2008
VOA, 18 February 2008. A Zimbabwean NGO has warned that political violence is on the rise ahead of next month’s national elections in that country.
17 February, 2008
Sowetan, 17 February 2008. According to the Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), South Africa has not yet managed to achieve equalised education outcomes across all races.
17 February, 2008
IRIN, 17 February 2008. The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) has warned that South African schools are the most dangerous in the world due to lack of safety.
17 February, 2008
TAC, 17 February 2008.
16 February, 2008
SciDev.Net, 16 February 2008.
16 February, 2008
Equality Now, 16 February 2008.
16 February, 2008
TAC Newsletter, 16 February 2008. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement of a new national protocol for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT).
15 February, 2008
UNFPA, 15 February 2008. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has established a new thematic fund for maternal health to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth.
15 February, 2008
SANEF, 15 February 2008. The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has condemned the conduct of Durban Metro Police in arresting and detaining Sowetan reporter, Mhlaba Memela.
15 February, 2008
HRW, 15 February 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says President George W. Bush's praise for US efforts against HIV/AIDS in Africa should not obscure how his policies continue to undermine HIV prevention on the continent and globally.
12 February, 2008
AMREF, 12 February 2008. The African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) has launched a global appeal to raise US$1, 5-million to provide health care to victims of post-election violence in Kenya.
12 February, 2008
All Africa, 12 February 2008. The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its determination to help the displaced Kenyans, as it wrapped up its three-day mission to asses the humanitarian situation in the country.
12 February, 2008
AllAfrica, 12 February 2008. President Thabo Mbeki has announced that the country will strengthen its joint response with NGOs to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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