Newsflashes

15 July, 2008
PNN, 15 July 2008. Sabinet Gateway, a NGO that promotes and supports library and information services in Africa, has been awarded a US$1, 800, 000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create an African Online Journal Archive.
14 July, 2008
SABC News, 14 July 2008. Yahoo Inc has rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft Corp and activist investor Carl Icahn that would have involved selling its search business to the software maker.
14 July, 2008
IOL, 14 July 2008. South Africa has defied a United Nations (UN) call to halt deportation of Zimbabweans and has sent 17 000 people back to the troubled country in 40 days.
14 July, 2008
IOL, 14 July 2008. Telkom's rival Neotel is launching its first consumer product on 24 July 2008 in Cape Town.
14 July, 2008
IOL Technology, 14 July 2008. A Chinese man has been sentenced to two years in jail for hacking into a Red Cross website and asking for earthquake relief donations to be sent to his bank account.
14 July, 2008
Sowetan, 14 July 2008. The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) has condemned an incident in which prostitutes were beaten up, and one raped at the Central Johannesburg police station.
11 July, 2008
IOL Technology, 11 July 2008. WebAfrica, in conjunction with the Western Cape education department's technology project, Khanya, has invested in bridging the digital divide of 11 previously disadvantaged schools through bandwidth sponsorships.
11 July, 2008
Sowetan, 11 July 2008. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has called on the government to compensate victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
9 July, 2008
VOA News, 9 July 2008.  According to ActionAid, biofuels are responsible for as much as one-third of the recent increase in food prices.
9 July, 2008
The Daily Yomiuri, 9 July 2008.
9 July, 2008
SANGONeT, 9 July 2008. SANGONeT and MobileActive.org are hosting the MobileActive08, the largest event to date focusing on mobile technology for social development.

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