Newsflashes

24 January, 2014
al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a Bloemfontein teacher, Pierre Korkie, in Yemen made contact on 22 January 2014, says Sooliman
24 January, 2014
The Justice Project South Africa describes biological or chemical attacks, real or feigned, as an act of cowardice and terrorism
24 January, 2014
The Ministry of Police says the Human Rights Watch report is ‘generalising and subjective’ in its assessment of the police
24 January, 2014
SECTION27 says while the DBE has made strides in addressing the sanitation challenge at schools, there still remains a backlog at rural schools
24 January, 2014
A Tanzanian NGO calls for the empowerment of village paralegal officers to address the increasing number of land conflicts countrywide
24 January, 2014
Zambia’s NGOCC appeals to government to rescind its decision on lifting tax exemptions for public benefit organisations
24 January, 2014
HRW has issued a ‘warning’ to the South African government that human rights are ‘taking a turn for the worst’ in the country
24 January, 2014
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces multimillion-rand partnerships with South African institutions to develop new medicines and vaccines for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria
24 January, 2014
The International Labour Organisation says a weak recovery from the 2008 global economic downturn has curtailed job growth around the world
22 January, 2014
The deaths of four people in Mothutlung is ‘a symptom’ of increasing police brutality and growing attacks on the right to protest, argues R2K
21 January, 2014
More Zimbabweans face serious hunger, following the WFP cutting the number of people it assists with aid
21 January, 2014
A rights group is seeking a review of the three gay men's jail sentences and plans to challenge laws that criminalise homosexuality in Malawi
21 January, 2014
South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, according to the WEF report
21 January, 2014
SECTION27 impressed with the state of text book deliveries in Limpopo for the 2014 academic year
20 January, 2014
Women rights activist urges police to investigate unscrupulous and thieving NGO leaders and make them account for donor funds