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19 October, 2015
On 15 September 2015, the United States Embassy in Zambia provided about US$147 000 under the PEPFAR Small Grants programme to 16 local organisations.  
19 October, 2015
Zimbabwe’s health officials and civil society organisations have told lawmakers to lobby Treasury to provide more resources for this critical sector in the 2016 budget.  
19 October, 2015
International Criminal Justice Lawyer at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Angela Mudukuti, says the African National Congress’ (ANC) stance on the International Criminal Court (ICC) is unfortunate.  
19 October, 2015
Professor Penny Moore of University of the Witwatersrand says the huge diversity of HIV strains has been hampering scientists' efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine.  
19 October, 2015
Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, says that parents need government’s help in protecting children against online abuse.  
19 October, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says newspaper reports that the “e-toll scheme is on the brink of collapse” vindicates its position that the “user-pays scheme was always questionable.”  
19 October, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says that it is too easy for the African National Congress (ANC) to ‘finger out’ the SA National Roads Agency’s (SANRAL) chief executive officer, Nazir Alli, as its scapegoat over Gauteng’s e-tolls debacle.  
19 October, 2015
Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, came in for a lashing at the African National Congress (ANC) national general council meeting for defying party policy on digital migration and broadcasting, and for presiding over instability at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.  
19 October, 2015
The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that South Africa is withdrawing its membership from the International Criminal Court.  
12 October, 2015
Britain and the United States have reportedly launched a programme to rescue at least 650 000 Zimbabwean hunger victims, with the two countries pledging to provide up to US$43m for food aid.
12 October, 2015
WWF director for global energy policy for WWFs’ global climate and energy initiative, Dr Stephan Singer, points out that, “Even the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development-led International Energy Agency [IEA], which has underestimated the real growth in clean renewables, is now ack
12 October, 2015
Greenpeace has a message for the African National Congress (ANC) ahead of its National General Council (NGC) meeting to drop nuclear energy, or face massive resistance. Greenpeace executive director, Kumi Naidoo is quoted as saying that the ANC should ‘take nuclear off the table’.
12 October, 2015
Greenpeace says that political will is needed to bring about a “just transition to a green and inclusive economy”.
12 October, 2015
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says that South Africa is the continent's fourth-best governed country on the African continent. It its latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), the organisation ranks all 54 African countries using 15 years of data from 33 independent institutions.
12 October, 2015
Paul Polman, in an article titled, ‘MDG [Millennium Development Goals] Success - Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact’, says in the year 2000, members of the United Nations General Assembly made an historic commitment - to halve poverty by 2015.

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