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23 January, 2008
IT Online, 23 January 2008. The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, a coalition of educators, foundations and internet pioneers, has urged governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the Internet.
22 January, 2008
Boston.com, 22 January 2008. Human rights groups have responded with outrage over the Sudanese government’s appointment of a suspected Janjaweed militia leader accused of atrocities in Darfur as the special adviser to its president.
22 January, 2008
Business Day, 22 January 2008. The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has urged the government to use provisions in the Patents Act to boost generic competition for AIDS drugs.
22 January, 2008
New Statesman, 22 January 2008. 
22 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 22 January 2008.
21 January, 2008
IOL, 21 January 2008.  An article published by the Cape Argus, highlights the work done by Braam Hanekom, one of the founding members of People against Suffering Suppression, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP).
21 January, 2008
Fin24.co.za, 22 January 2008.  Earthlife Africa (ELA), an environmental NGO has urged Eskom to focus on getting electricity to all South African citizens before supplying foreign corporations.
21 January, 2008
Business Day, 22 January 2008. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) a US$900,000 grant to help the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) implement the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS.
21 January, 2008
Reuters, 22 January 2008.
21 January, 2008
The Times, 22 January 2008. Imraahn Ismail Mukaddam, owner of an independent bread distributing company, is urging government to regulate basic foods.
21 January, 2008
Tonight, 22 January 2008.
20 January, 2008
China Confidential, 15 January 2008.  A group of 17 NGOs has called on the European Union (EU) to introduce much tougher standards for biofuel production or give up mandatory transport biofuel targets altogether.
20 January, 2008
News24, 21 January 2008. Representatives of End Water Poverty, a coalition of 60 health groups, have urged the G8 and donors to make a huge impact on global health by making sanitation a priority.
20 January, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 21 January 2008.  The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has condemned the arrest of an Oudtshoorn journalist, Hein Coetzee.

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