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24 October, 2007
VOA News, 24 October 2007. A new report shows sub-Saharan African countries are not likely to meet three of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) supported by the United Nations (UN).
24 October, 2007
SABC News, 24 October 2007. The Solidarity Peace Trust (SPT), a South African NGO committed to human rights, has voiced its support for President Thabo Mbeki's mediation efforts in Zimbabwe.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has won the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Microsoft in partnership with three other organisations has announced a unique five-year public-private plan aimed at promoting international development.
23 October, 2007
Business Daily, 23 October 2007. 
23 October, 2007
All Africa, 23 October 2007. The South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has warned against including ‘Singapore issues’ in the economic partnership agreements (EPAs).
23 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 18 October 2007.  The National Development Agency (NDA) has challenged South African civil society organisations (CSOs) to set the agenda for development in South Africa.
23 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 23 October 2007.
23 October, 2007
Panos London, 23 October 2007. In a report produced by Panos London, authors Angela Wood and Jon Barnes, argue that the time has come for the media to become actively involved in poverty reduction.
23 October, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 23 October 2007.  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lambasted the Somali government for what it calls "systematic harassment" of reporters, closure of media outlets and failure to investigate the deaths of eight journalists in 2007.
23 October, 2007
The Associated Press, 23 October 2007.
22 October, 2007
M&G, 22 October 2007. Although there are seemingly no huge threats against the South African media, the South African National Editor's Forum (SANEF) has voiced concern over laws, currently in planning stages, that may curtail media freedom.
22 October, 2007
Uganda – CAN, 22 October 2007.  About 100 civil society organisations in northern Uganda have released a joint declaration on agenda item #3 of the Juba peace talks.
17 October, 2007
All Africa, 17 October 2007. On World Food Day, 16 October, the Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hungry people.
17 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 16 October 2007.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has warned that getting rid of hunger and food security is a complex task that requires all South Africans to work together.

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