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8 September, 2014
A United Nations (UN) report finds that around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20.
8 September, 2014
According to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, six of the top 10 global discoveries in 2013 were made in Africa, with more than 500 companies now exploring across to the continent.
8 September, 2014
A rights organisation warns that a coup remains imminent in Zimbabwe if the current ‘serious economic situation’ in the southern African country persists.
8 September, 2014
The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that, the death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen above 2 000, however hopes that a vaccine could be available in November 2014.
8 September, 2014
Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza and rebel Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama signed a peace deal in Maputo ending a two-year conflict.
5 September, 2014
Medical equipment and supplies taken by the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, have not yet reached Gaza almost a week after arriving in Egypt.  
5 September, 2014
About 130 community health workers charged with participating in a prohibited gathering in July 2014, have rejected an arbitration offer from the state, which would have seen the charges dropped in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court.  
5 September, 2014
The new ministry of small business development is aimed at achieving objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP), among others job creation, expanded black ownership and transformation.  
5 September, 2014
Approximately 4 000 cardboard baby-cots are being distributed in KwaZulu-Natal in an effort to curb neonatal mortality.  
5 September, 2014
The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) supports the call for a fuel-levy to help pay for Gauteng’s controversial e-tolling system.  
5 September, 2014
The Road Safety Campaign states that Gauteng road users do not need discounts and tariff reductions on e-toll fees because they never asked for tolls.  
3 September, 2014
A government official has announced that Zimbabwe is crafting cyber laws to regulate activities on social media in order to protect its citizens and the state from cybercrimes.
3 September, 2014
Malawi President, Peter Mutharika, says his country was the first to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.
29 August, 2014
Zambia’s government states that it has lifted the 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected.
29 August, 2014
Botswana's High Court orders the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele, ruled that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights.

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