Newsflashes

2 June, 2008
All Africa, 2 June 2008. The Rwandan government is investigating NGOs to ascertain whether funds are being misused.
2 June, 2008
IOL, 2 June 2008. Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has described the temporary shelters accommodating the displaced foreign nationals are unprepared and insecure.
2 June, 2008
SABC News, 2 June 2008.  The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern over what it calls the slow pace of processing applications for asylum seekers in South Africa.
2 June, 2008
Health e, 1 June 2008. South Africa battle-field surgeon, Jonathan Kaplan, has won a prestigious humanitarian award for working in various war zones across the world, often under extremely trying conditions.
2 June, 2008
News24, 1 June 2008. The South African Institute for Race Relations (SAIRR) has urged the African National Congress (ANC) to snap out of its complacency and not trade off its leading role in the fight against apartheid forever.
28 May, 2008
All Africa, 28 May 2008.  Gender activists have called for Heads of State to sign the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development.
28 May, 2008
All Africa, 28 May 2008.  Several human rights organisations are accusing Sudan authorities of arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial executions, and ill-treatment of detainees after the attack on rebels in that country.
27 May, 2008
SAIIA, 26 May 2008.  The South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) is currently undergoing an evaluation of its services and effectiveness.
27 May, 2008
Biz Community, 27 May 2008.  For Quirk eMarketing has developed an interactive portal for all Africans who witness xenophobic violence in Southern Africa or who have relevant information, to share or learn.
27 May, 2008
SAMGI, 27 May 2008. The South African Media and Gender Institute (SAMGI) is requesting individuals and organisations to participate in its online petition calling "No to Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa".
27 May, 2008
News24, 27 May 2008. The Japanese government is starting a programme warning parents and schools to encourage children to limit the use of Internet-linking cellphones, to avoid addiction to them.
27 May, 2008
Business Day, 27 May 2008. As Africans celebrated Africa Day around the world, President Thabo Mbeki said South Africans had to celebrate the day with their heads “bowed in shame”.
26 May, 2008
Business Day, 26 May 2008.  Johannesburg residents and civil society took to the streets in condemnation of the recent xenophobic attacks in Gauteng which have since spread to other provinces.

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